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All time top 10 HR robbing grabs

Postby D-Trains on Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:23 pm

Unbelievably 7 former or current Mariners involved. I think Edmond's was the best.

http://m.mlb.com/news/article/220027096 ... g-catches/
 
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Re: All time top 10 HR robbing grabs

Postby rockycola on Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:51 pm

Here's my all-time favorite and I had not even heard of him yet, but nobody trumps my Hero! Nobody.

http://59toppsblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/462-colavitos-great-catch-saves-game.html#links

Gotta scroll up to read the article, not down.

If you click on the back of the baseball card, you'll find that it reads:

The Yankee batter had teed off on a high fastball and the pellet was marked home run. Rocky was off with the crack of the bat and reached the barrier just as the ball arrived. He leaped high in the air, snared the ball and toppled among the fans in the lower grandstand. Rocky's heads up play snuffed out the victory for the Tribe. This play was typical of the alert, do or die attitude that Rocky has in every game. One of the most determined players in baseball, he is also constantly improving.


Next, click on the black and white photo. You'll see men in the stands with ties and a guy smoking a cigarette.
A youngster, outstretched arm with his glove on is reaching for the ball, too. And just look at the height of the barrier (fence).

Mr. Colavito went over the wall another time for a very different reason:

http://sabr.org/bioproj/person/8899e413

Nobody trumps my Hero! Nobody. Not ever.

And here he is over the wall again:

https://www.google.com/search?q=rocky+colavito+diving+into+stands+to+catch+ball&rlz=1C1CAFB_enUS643US643&espv=2&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwif8sG4sebSAhVmr1QKHQVLDB8QsAQIMQ&biw=1920&bih=974&dpr=1#imgrc=8NfRICZpYWhn9M:

And last, but not least, the worst call by an umpire in the history of baseball:

http://www.gettyimages.fr/detail/photo-d'actualit%C3%A9/detroits-rocky-colavito-is-called-out-at-second-by-photo-dactualit%C3%A9/518529187#detroits-rocky-colavito-is-called-out-at-second-by-umpire-sam-as-picture-id518529187
 
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Re: All time top 10 HR robbing grabs

Postby Oso Dorado on Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:38 pm

https://youtu.be/1fUuuVhzvyo A bit of Devon White, for an HR robbing grab, although this one may have been better.

https://youtu.be/GYA61SGGjbw

and here's some more just for good measure.

https://youtu.be/VoxVNxHnsTk

...and somewhere, there should be one by Gary Pettis. https://youtu.be/lInH_a7SThY
 
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Re: All time top 10 HR robbing grabs

Postby rockycola on Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:51 pm

Oso Dorado wrote:https://youtu.be/1fUuuVhzvyo A bit of Devon White, for an HR robbing grab, although this one may have been better.

https://youtu.be/GYA61SGGjbw

and here's some more just for good measure.

https://youtu.be/VoxVNxHnsTk

...and somewhere, there should be one by Gary Pettis. https://youtu.be/lInH_a7SThY

yeah yeah yeah..............all nice

but

Nobody trumps my Hero! Nobody. Not ever.

Long Live The ROCK!
 
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Re: All time top 10 HR robbing grabs

Postby Captain 97 on Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:30 am

I was at the game for the Cameron catch sitting in the first row of the center field bleachers. I was also at the game for Ichiro's catch sitting in right field.

This is my personal favorite home run robbing catch. Usually you will see the outfielder have time to set up and use their foot on the wall to propel them selves upward. This was just a dead run and jump from the flat ground perfect timing and look at that vert. He has to be to be up around 40" there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URAuj4SAoYs
 
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Re: All time top 10 HR robbing grabs

Postby D-Trains on Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:33 am

Griffey has said that it his best ever.

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Re: All time top 10 HR robbing grabs

Postby D-Trains on Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:55 pm

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Re: All time top 10 HR robbing grabs

Postby calabcoug on Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:30 pm

The Colavito catch (plus the image of the baseball thrills card) reminded me of Dewey Evans in a legendary World Series in 1975.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeLpoYvA-MU


my Roger Maris Baseball Thrills card of his 61st is a prize possession.
 
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Re: All time top 10 HR robbing grabs

Postby Don Gorgon on Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:59 pm

I've mentioned it before, that they really have cheapened that play with the new stadiums, lower fences to give the outfielders the opportunity to grab balls dramatically
 
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Re: All time top 10 HR robbing grabs

Postby D-Trains on Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:34 am

Don Gorgon wrote:I've mentioned it before, that they really have cheapened that play with the new stadiums, lower fences to give the outfielders the opportunity to grab balls dramatically


Like Fenway? It is obviously easier to "rob" a HR but it is easier to gauge the level of difficulty regardless of the height of the fence.

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