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Old 11-11-10, 12:56 PM   #1
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MLB Network 75 Greatest Catches of All-Time

Who picked the catches-The New York Yankees? I think Derek Jeter was on there twice along with Jaba Chamberlain and Mariano Rivera-LOL. Hardly any catches from the 1960s and 1970s except for the 69 Mets World Series(Agee twice,Swoboda once) and the 70s with Brooks Robinson (70 World Series) and Dwight Evans(75 World Series). Best catch I ever seen (which didn't make the show)was from NBC Game of the Week (1971???)-Willie Mays and Bobby Bonds -SF Giants both leaped at the same time at the fence and Mays made a great catch at Candlestick Park. The No. 1 catch on the show was Willie Mays 1954 World Series. I would like to see the 75 Greatest Plays. Its too bad that MLB doesn't have films or videos from most of their games prior to 1980.
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Old 11-11-10, 01:22 PM   #2
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Re: MLB Network 75 Greatest Catches of All-Time

Did the oh so important Torriiiii Hunter robbing Bonds in the ASG make it?
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Old 11-11-10, 01:40 PM   #3
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Re: MLB Network 75 Greatest Catches of All-Time

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Did the oh so important Torriiiii Hunter robbing Bonds in the ASG make it?
Yes it was. Not sure if they should include exhibition games.
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Old 11-12-10, 07:14 AM   #4
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Re: MLB Network 75 Greatest Catches of All-Time

Hopefully it didn't push out the better Twins catch, Kirby's game six in 1991.
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Old 11-12-10, 07:31 AM   #5
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Re: MLB Network 75 Greatest Catches of All-Time

Taken from another forum:
http://www.motownsports.com/forums/m...b-network.html

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75 - Turner Ward (Pirates) goes through fence in deep right vs. Dodgers
74 - Toby Harrah robs the Jays with leap over the railing behind 3rd.
73 - Bo Jackson robs Orsulak, runs along wall like Spiderman.
72 - Bill Hall catches ball bouncing up from Corey Koskie's glove
71 - Ike Davis goes over railing 5/11/10
70 - Brooks Robinson diving catch game 3 of 1970 WS
69 - Darin Erstad robs Yankees' Posada with diving catch in left center
68 - Billy Martin running catch into infield in 1952 WS
67 - Carlos Pena 4/30/10 goes into dugout for the grab
66 - Eric Byrnes 4/30/05 diving catch in bullpen with full extension
65 - Pete Rose 1980 WS makes catch on rebound from Bob Boone's glove
64 - Mookie Wilson 6/3/83 leaping catch high over CF wall
63 - Ryan Freel 4/16/04 diving catch behind 3rd base
62 - Joba Chamberlain 6/1/09 diving catch
61 - Mariano Rivera 5/21/69 incredible circus catch of a bunt
60 - Al Giannfrido robs Dimaggio in WS
59 - Jay Buhner 7/29/98 goes over fence to steal a HR
58 - Darren Bragg 5/5/98 great leaping grab as he tumbles over fence at Fenway
57 - 2001 ALDS Derek Jeter dives into crowd to make catch
56 - Sandy Amoros 1955 WS long running catch to rob Yogi Berra
55 - Eric Chavez 6/10/03 slides into dugout to make grab
54 - Devon White 1992 WS running catch into CF wall
53 - Jim Edmonds 2004 NLCS running, diving catch in deep left center
52 - Joe Rudi 1972 WS makes leaping catch against LF wall
51 - Curtis Granderson 5/8/09 robs Sizemore of a HR in the 9th
50 - Coco Crisp 6/29/06 diving catch in left center
49 - Dwight Evans 1975 WS leaping grab in deep RF
48 - Robin Yount 4/15/87 diving catch in right center to save a no-hitter (last out!)
47 - Rusty Greer saves perfect game 7/28/94 with diving catch in shallow right center
46 - Ken Griffey Jr. 5/29/90 makes running catch over his head ala Mays
45 - Brad Ausmus 5/18/2000 circles and makes diving catch behind plate
44 - Jayson Nix 8/22/10 flips into camera well to make the play
43 - Lance Berkman 5/18/02 runs up the hill in deep CF for the catch
42 - Tommie Agee 1969 WS running catch in deep center
41 - Tommie Agee again, diving catch in right center
40 - Kirby Puckett 1991 WS leaping catch against CF fence
39 - Torii Hunter 2002 AS game, robs Bonds of a HR
38 - Carl Yastrezmski 4/14/67, running and diving catch in deep LF to help save a no-hitter
37 - Ken Griffey Jr. 8/9/98 robs Luis Gonzalez of a HR
36 - Torii Hunter 9/12/03 takes away a HR with a running leap
35 - Mike Cameron 5/23/03 steals a HR in left center
34 - Kirk Gibson (LA) 1988 NLCS diving catch in LF after slipping
33 - Paul Lo Duca 9/17/02 running, sliding catch into the dugout
32 - Derek Jeter 7/1/04 dives into stands headfirst after running catch
31 - Ken Griffey Jr. 5/26/95 leaps headlong into fence, breaks wrist, hangs on
30 - Fred Lynn 9/21/82 nears collides with LF makes catch at fence
29 - Anderson Hernandez 4/5/06 remarkable diving catch in short RF, behind second base position
28 - Ozzie Smith 8/4/86 diving catch behind SS
27 - Bobby Higginson 5/8/99 leaps above RF fence to steal a HR
26 - Ron Swoboda 1969 WS, great diving catch in RF
25 - David Wright 8/9/05 bare handed catch diving behind 3rd in short LF
24 - Kevin Mitchell 4/26/89 bare handed running catch down LF line
23 - Ichiro Suzuki 5/3/05 climbs very high above RF wall to steal a HR
22 - Brett Butler 7/8/94 steals a HR
21 - Ivan Caldeson 7/27/87 climbs LF fence scoreboard, robs Tigers of HR
20 - Ken Griffey Jr. 5/25/91 makes headalong catch, crashing into fence
19 - Otis Nixon 7/25/92 goes very high to steal a HR
18 - Aaron Rowand 5/11/06 makes over the head catch while slamming into fence facefirst
17 - Ken Griffey Jr. 4/26/90 steals a HR from Jesse Barfield
16 - Griffey Sr. 4/19/85 leaps above LF wall to take away a homer
15 - Sandy Alomar Jr. 8/2/94 flips over dugout fence to catch a foul pop
14 - Brian Giles 6/21/03 scales LF fence to rob HR
13 - Mookie Wilson 6/5/87 collides with Lenny Dykstra but still makes running catch
12 - Andruw Jones 8/10/99 running catch going into CF fence
11 - Torii Hunter 5/9/07 changes direction makes catch while falling at CF wall
10 - Curtis Granderson leaps high and reaches over fence to rob a HR 7/8/07
9 - Jim Edmonds 7/16/04 running and leaping to steal a HR in CF
8 - Tony Barron 7/31/97 incredible diving catch in right center, gives up some face also
7 - Devon White 7/31/94, Devo leaps very high, reaches over fence to rob a HR
6 - Kenny Lofton 8/4/96 scales CF fence, goes high and reaches to take away HR
5 - Dwayne Wise 7/23/09 gaves a perfect game by leaping against the fence in CF
4 - 2006 NLCS Endy Chavez leaps against wall, going high, to steal a HR
3 - Gary Matthews Jr. 7/1/06 leaps high and reaches over CF fence to rob Mike Lamb
2 - Jim Edmonds 6/10/97 long run, dives, makes catch with back to infield (best catch ever, IMHO)
1 - Willie Mays, you know the one.

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Hopefully it didn't push out the better Twins catch, Kirby's game six in 1991.
Yep, it was one better...
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Old 11-12-10, 10:20 AM   #6
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Re: MLB Network 75 Greatest Catches of All-Time

#2 was the best catch I have seen in my lifetime.
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Old 11-12-10, 10:49 AM   #7
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Re: MLB Network 75 Greatest Catches of All-Time

Concerning #65,Boog Powell made a similar catch in the 1970 World Series when he bobbled a foul ball at the dugout and re-caught the ball on the rebound.
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Old 11-12-10, 11:02 AM   #8
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Re: MLB Network 75 Greatest Catches of All-Time

I believe that catch Chavez made against the Cards could have been ranked even higher had the Mets won the game to advance to the World Series. I absolutely love the catch Edmonds made as an Angel, but to make a jaw dropping play in an NLCS game 7 trumps something that takes place in the middle of a meaningless summer game.

On a similar note, the Edmonds catch ranked at #53 would move up in my opinion if the Cards hadn't folded against the Sox in the series that year. If memory serves me correctly, if Edmonds misses that ball the Cards are down to Roger Clemens and the Astros at least 2-0 in a game 7 they eventually won to advance.
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Old 11-12-10, 11:10 AM   #9
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Re: MLB Network 75 Greatest Catches of All-Time

We're lucky that SportsCenter came around right at the time that baseball players started making a lot of great catches.
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Old 11-12-10, 11:28 AM   #10
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Re: MLB Network 75 Greatest Catches of All-Time

It's a kind of silly list because I'm sure that there were some great catches over the years never caught on tape but I guess they have to say of all time because when people think of great catches the Mays one is always on the top of the list.
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Old 11-12-10, 11:50 AM   #11
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Re: MLB Network 75 Greatest Catches of All-Time

Funny thing about the Mays play, he says that the catch was nothing special, but rather that the throw was what made it memorable.
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Old 11-12-10, 06:08 PM   #12
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I absolutely love the catch Edmonds made as an Angel, but to make a jaw dropping play in an NLCS game 7 trumps something that takes place in the middle of a meaningless summer game.
generally, I agree, but the list isn't "most clutch catches" and more importantly, that catch is the most amazing one I have ever seen.
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