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.
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:
Move over Austin Jackson, THIS might be the greatest catch I’ve ever seen!😲👀pic.twitter.com/qyk71UO0jl
— Baseball is Fun (@flippingbats) August 20, 2017
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.
What do you think?
AUSTIN JACKSON WHAT IN THE WORLD!
— Baseball is Fun (@flippingbats) August 2, 2017
Which was better?
Oh, and don’t forget a Little League World Series slugger just dented a car with a homer yesterday.