Neun: Well, you stay well and enjoy being 91.
Cooney: Thanks a lot for calling.
Intruder: Do you still get fans asking about the triple plays?
Neun: I do, yes. From time to time I get autographs to sign and things like that. I have done my share of it, I think.
Intruder: Anything quite like that ever happen to you?
Neun: Well, no. Of course, you don't have that many thrills. I went 5 for 5 for 5 once playing against the Yankees when I was with Detroit—five hits, five times at bat and five stolen bases. That was pretty well publicized. That was maybe July 9, 1927. In fact, I used it on my Christmas card one year. I got the box score through Bill Guilfoile [associate director] up at Cooperstown.
Cooney: I had another triple-play freak happen. I was playing for the Cardinals [in 1924], and we were playing at Philadelphia. Branch Rickey was the manager. Philly got the bases full with nobody out, and Rickey called in Willie Sherdel, lefthand pitcher. He threw one ball. The batter hit the ball to Bottomley at first base, and Bottomley threw to me at second and Hornsby covered first. We made a triple play—the pitcher just threw one ball for the three of them.
Neun: I knew Willie Sherdel. I played a little with him with the Braves.
Intruder: Would your lives have been any different without those plays?
Neun: Oh, I don't think so. Those are nice things while they happen, but you accept them and go on about your career and try to do the best you can.