In the Red Sox Indians game last night there was an usual double play 6-5-6, 6-4 so the Indians’ shortstop Cabrerra had three fielding chances on a double play. That started me wondering on what the records are.
Recall that a fielder can only receive one assist for each putout he participates in regardless of the number of times he handles the ball and that a play can have multiple outs, but there can be no intervening errors in the middle of a single play. So the maximum number of assists and chances would be 3 and 6 for an individual and 27 and 30 for a team on a triple play.
Does anyone know what the records for most assists (chances) for a single out and single play are in the major leagues or high minors? (I’m not really interested in your little league experience in which all 12 (because you used extra fielders) handled the ball on one rundown.)