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No Way, Manny Machado! You Did Not Just Do That!


Just over a week ago, Manny Machado made an astonishing diving catch in the infield against Team Canada. If you don’t remember it, you can check it out here, but I’m sure this image will ring a bell:

Even for a third baseman who’s really a borderline shortstop, that play is just unbelievable.

But I’m not sure it tops last night’s glovework.


In the sixth inning of yesterday’s 3-0 win over Venezuela, Manny Machado made an ridiculous stop in foul territory, before throwing the ball what they call a “country-mile” to get the runner at first.

Check it out:

And to be fair, the first baseman, Carlos Santana, helped the play out by making a good stop and diving back towards the bag with his glove. Well, done.


This video shows the play both in slow motion and from multiple angles. But no matter which way you look at it, it doesn’t get any less impressive:


Michael Cerami

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