One of the most amazing highlights
of the 2017 season ever was Chris Coghlan’s tie-breaking somersault over Yadier Molina’s head in St. Louis near the end of April earlier this year.
OMG CHRIS COGHLAN FLYING OVER YADI MOLINA! pic.twitter.com/lq6yY43YI0
— Baseball is Fun (@flippingbats) April 26, 2017
It was an truly unexpected and unbelievable play that immediately drew all of baseball’s attention his way – and that’s not an easy thing to do. But do you ever wonder where he got the idea to leap through the air in the first place?
I can’t say for sure, but maybe Coghlan caught a couple innings of the Army v. Lehigh softball game from a year earlier. Because in the third inning of that one, Army senior Kasey McCravey successfully executes a similarly challenging, catcher-evading leap:
— SB Nation (@SBNation) May 16, 2016
AND SHE’S Safe. Wow. That’s absolutely brilliant. In fact, it’s just as effective as Coghlan and seems a heck of a lot safer too! Let’s see it one more time before we go home, eh?
— Army WP Softball (@ArmyWP_Softball) May 14, 2016
Yeah, that’s a 10/10.