Answer: Robby Thompson of the San Francisco Giants on June 27, 1986.
Thompson’s feat came during a 12-inning contest at Riverfront Stadium against the Cincinnati Reds. The Giants won the game when Mike Aldrete lifted a sacrifice fly to score Chili Davis in the top of the 12th.
Despite his base-running gaffes, Thompson finished second to St. Louis Cardinals reliever Todd Worrell in the 1986 National League Rookie of the Year balloting that November. Some guy named Barry Bonds finished a distant sixth in the ROY race, with Thompson’s teammate Will Clark one spot higher in fifth.
Thompson flashed speed throughout his 11-year Major League career, finishing with 103 stolen bases and 39 doubles. He always struggled to deliver consistent value on the basepaths, though, as his 62 caught-stealings attest.
The record for number of times caught stealing in a nine-inning game is three, held by Joe Hauser, Liz Funk, Dave Robertson, George Kelly, Rogers Hornsby, and Bernie Friberg.
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Robby Thompson…what a JERK!
Not a fan, huh?