Jerry Hairston Throws Ball Backwards, Giving Up Triple While Trying to Gun Down Runner (Video)

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August 1, 2012

A player's grip can make all the difference between a ball or a strike — or a throw going toward second base or backwards into the stands.

The Dodgers' Jerry Hairston gave away both an extra base and a free souvenir against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. After collecting a hit near the left-field line, he moved to throw the ball to second base and nab the runner — but the ball flipped off his fingers and fell behind him into the seats. A lucky fan was there to get it, and the runner advanced to third base.

Check out the improbable throw — or lack of throw — in the video below.

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