Prepare yourself—you’ve never seen a baserunning adventure in Major League Baseball quite like this. 

Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura found himself in the middle of one of the oddest plays you’ll ever see on Friday night against the Chicago Cubs, stealing second base in the first part of the eighth inning only to get thrown out trying to accomplish the same feat—in the same inning. 

With nobody out and Ryan Braun at the plate, Segura took off for second. He beat the throw of Cubs catcher Welington Castillo to put a runner in scoring position with a power bat at the plate. 

Simple enough, right?

Braun then walked, and with two runners on, Segura got picked off in between second and third base as Cubs pitcher Shawn Camp stepped off the mound. Segura made it back to the bag, but Braun was already there. The Cubs tagged Braun out as both men were on second, and Segura scampered back to first before the Cubs could complete a double play. 

The umpires then confirmed the ruling. 

Then, with the entire stadium knowing he’s probably taking off for second again, Segura was thrown out by the Castillo/Camp combo, ending the inning and a play you’ll likely never see again in the bigs. 

Segura, hitting .377 this year in 14 games for the Brewers, got his second stolen base and first caught stealing of the year on the subsequent plays. 


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