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Paul Konerko Makes Incredible Behind-The-Back Play To End The Ball Game (Video)

by: JamieD On  Thursday, May 12, 2011

Last year Mark Buehrle hooked up with Paul Konerko for an incredible through-the-legs out at first base that would end up being one of the greatest plays of the year.

It appears as though Paul Konerko has once again teamed up with a White Sox pitcher for another “Play of the Year” candidate.  Only difference is that this time it was Konerko working some behind-the-back magic with reliever Matt Thornton for the third out in the 10th inning of last night’s game between the Sox and the Angels.

After Chicago took a two run lead in the top of the 10th, Thornton retired Bobby Abreu and Maicer Izturis for the first two outs in the bottom of the inning.  Next up was Torii Hunter, who tried to get on base and put the tying run at the plate with a bunt.  He seemed to have done just that, as the ball bounced directly between first base and the pitcher’s mound, but a quick behind-the-back flip from Konerko allowed Thornton to beat out Hunter at first and end the ball game.

It was Thornton’s first save of the season, and he certainly deserved it after this heads-up play.




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