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Royals Pitcher Danny Duffy Shows Off the Inner Athlete

Incredible Plays

Modern pitchers often get a pretty bad rap: They’re bad hitters, they’re lazy runners, they’re poor fielders, basically, they’re not the all-around baseball players of yester-year.


Of course that’s not necessarily true, though there are a few who are more athletic than the rest. Enter Danny Duffy of the Kansas City Royals with an impressively athletic play:

Play of the year? Come on now …

It’s not quite “the play of the year,” like the Royals announcer suggests, but it was still a very athletic, defensively-keen play. Despite finishing on the third base side of the mound, Duffy spins around, quickly cuts off the ball and makes a perfect glove flip to first base, sprawling out in the process, to beat the runner. Excellent defense, excellent play.

Yes, Duffy must be one-a them athletes.


Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami writes about MLB at Baseball Is Fun. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami.