Thursday, September 29, 2016

1954: Willie Mays and "the catch"

Willie Mays took playing center field to a new level in game 1 of the 1954 World Series.   

He made an amazing over-the-shoulder catch of a shot hit by Cleveland Indians first baseman Vic Wertz.  

It would have likely been a triple or even an inside of the park depending on how the ball bounced around in deep centerfield.    Instead, it was a long out!

"The catch" started the legend of Willie Mays, from playing defense to being perhaps the most complete player ever.



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