Watch this baseball player climb a wall to prevent a home run
What a grab.
Baseball’s Hollywood moments might be expected to come from the bat, but with a catch as good as this Billy Hamilton effort there’s room for fielders in the limelight too.
The Cincinnati Reds centre was fielding during the seventh inning of a 9-1 win against the St Louis Cardinals when Matt Carpenter hit a pitch in his direction.
Backpedalling while desperately attempting to keep his eyes on the prize, Hamilton leapt high and made a sensational grab to prevent what looked to be a certain home run.
BILLY HAMILTON NO YOU DID NOT!!!— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) July 14, 2018
The catch has been touted as one of the best of the season, something Hamilton’s team-mate Amir Garrett probably agrees with.
“I’ve never seen a catch like that before, live,” Garrett said. “I think that has to be one of the greatest catches I have seen in my life.”
Not sure what I enjoyed more, Billy Hamilton's catch or the looks on the faces of his teammates after he made it. Wow.— Mo Egger (@MoEgger1530) July 14, 2018
See, it’s not just home runs that create fireworks at the ball park.