"The Immortal Azcue" was traded to Cleveland in 1963, just hours before their starting
catcher broke his hand. The Cuban was less fortunate when he hit into the ML's first
unassisted triple play in 41 years (July 29, 1968), turned by Washington's Ron Hansen.
He caught no-hitters by Sonny Siebert of the Indians (6/10/66) and Clyde Wright of
the Angels (7/3/70) and hit .280 in 1968, his All-Star year. He was a season-long
holdout in 1971.
»July 30, 1968: In the first inning, Washington SS Ron Hansen turns the 8th unassisted triple play in ML history and the first in 41 years. Cleveland's Joe Azcue hits a liner to Hansen, who steps on 2B to double Dave Nelson, and tags Russ Snyder sliding into 2B for the 3rd out. Hansen's effort is not enough, as Washington loses 10–1.