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Move Over, Austin Jackson: This Junior League Outfielder Just Made One of the Best Catches I’ve Ever Seen

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A few weeks ago, Austin Jackson made – what I called – the catch of the year, when he jumped up and flipped over the wall in right-center field to rob the Indians of a home run at Fenway.


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And while that catch may preserve it’s “catch of the year,” status, that may now only apply to the Major Leagues.

What’s changed? Well, check out this similarly challenging, home-run robbing (apparently they originally ruled it an out, then switched it to a HR, then back to an out again), wall-jumping catch that was just made in the Junior League World Series, and tell me which one you think is more impressive:

Reportedly, the player’s name is Jack Regenye, an outfielder from Pennsylvania, and he just made the highlight of a lifetime.

That was a running, jumping, diving, and practically hurdling home run robbery, the likes of which I don’t think I’ve ever seen. So while Jackson’s came in a Major League ballpark, this one may be more impressive. I’m actually blown away.


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What do you think?

Which was better?


Oh, and don’t forget a Little League World Series slugger just dented a car with a homer yesterday.


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Michael Cerami

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