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Baseball fan makes all-time great crowd catch while holding baby

The catch has drawn comparisons to one of the most famous moments in baseball history.

A baseball fan demonstrated some fine multi-tasking abilities as he grabbed an amazing crowd catch while holding a young baby in a sling.

The Cincinnati Reds fan was watching his side take on the Colorado Rockies at Great American Ball Park when a foul ball from Gerardo Parra headed in his direction.

Not missing a beat, the fan stuck up a gloveless hand and made an impressive over-the-shoulder grab – all the while keeping his left arm around the infant which was sitting in a front-facing carrier on his chest.

On Major League Baseball’s website, writer Eric Chesterton compared the grab to one of the most famous catches in baseball history, a Willie Mays effort in the 1954 World Series which came to be known simply as The Catch.

As Chesterton pointed out though, Mays wasn’t holding a baby.

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