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A Teammate Will Do Anything To Save His Runner – Even Throw His Bat At A Pitch-Out

Funny and Happy, Incredible Plays

“Heads-up baseball” is sometimes hard to define.

Usually, it includes lightening-fast decision making, a sophisticated baseball-IQ, and some serious in-game awareness. But again, trying to define it – specifically – can be tricky. For the most part, I’ve found, you simply know it when you see it. And today, I’ve definitely seen it.


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Watch as this Taiwanese baseball player from the CPBL throws his bat at a pitch out to protect the suicide squeeze runner departing early from third:

Unbelievable.

It’s the sort of play that doesn’t show up in the box score, but you just *know* had a huge impact on the game. Nicely done.


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Michael Cerami

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