29
Sep
09

Willie Mays and the Catch Heard ‘Round the World

On this day in 1954, New York Giants centerfielder Willie Mays makes the kind of catch that inspires dreams and legends.

It was Game 1 of the World Series, and Cleveland Indians batter Vic Wertz stepped to the plate. He connected with the pitch, driving the ball 450 feet. Mays snagged the ball in a running catch with his back to home plate. Baseball fans and historians widely regard it as the greatest catch ever made.

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