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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Masato Akamatsu Makes The Greatest Home-Run-Saving Catch Ever (Video)


Last season when Dewayne Wise climbed the center-field fence to rob Gabe Kapler of a home run, many considered it to be the greatest home-run-saving catch ever. While the grab was an impressive one, much of that label could be attributed to the timing of the catch, which took place in the ninth inning with Mark Buehrle's perfect game still intact. The catch would keep things that way and pave the way for Buehrle to enter the history books.

As for this outstanding over-the-fence catch by Masato Akamatsu of the Nippon Professional Baseball League's Hiroshima Carp, it may not have saved a perfect game, but just the sight of him scaling the entire wall is easily enough to make this the new front-runner for greatest home-run-saving catch ever.

Hat Tip - [NESN]