On June 14, 1876, Ezra Sutton of Philadelphia hit three triples versus Cincinnati. George Hall, also of Philadelphia, hit three triples in that same game making this the first and only time two players had hit three triples in the same game.
This franchise was expelled because they failed to complete the schedule given to them by the National League. If you enjoy this type of baseball history, please try out Baseball Almanac's message board which includes forums on baseball history, trivia, current events, and much more.
During their own season, the Athletics had gate receipts totalling $11,643.00, but their expenses were approximately $20,000. Thought they were expelled for schedule issues, many historians believe gambling might have been the underlying reason.