Here’s the Best Wiffleball Catch You’ll See All Day (Video)
We should probably just tell you right upfront that what you’re about to see is probably the best diving, over-the-wall wiffleball catch at a miniature Fenway Park you’ll ever see.
It happened at the 12th Annual Travis Roy Wiffleball Tournament, a charity event that benefits and creates awareness for people who have suffered spinal cord injuries. This event, like many other wiffleball charity events in the small town of Essex, Vermont, was held in the backyard of locals Pat and Beth O’Connor.
Back in 2001, the O’Connors, who are baseball nuts, built a one-quarter-scale replica of Fenway Park in their backyard, complete with the Green Monster, Pesky’s Pole, and that giant Citgo sign. Then, in 2007, they built a one-quarter-scale replica of Wrigley Field, because I guess Fenway was lonely or something.
Today, these miniatures of classic ballparks are the site of numerous charity events that, to date, have raised over $2 million (I bet your backyard hasn’t raised that much money for charity). And also, occasionally, they are home to some pretty spectacular wiffleball plays.
And that brings me to the catch, as I’m sure it will forever be known by those who witnessed it. With one on and two out in the top of the 7th, a kid named Konnor Flemming made a ridiculous catch over the center field wall at Little Fenway to end the game and preserve a 3-0 win for his team. The umpire at first was skeptical that the catch had actually been made and signaled a home run, but he later reversed his position and ruled it a good catch.
Take a look:
See? Didn’t I say it was probably the best over-the-wall wiffleball catch at a minature Fenway you would ever see?
Hat Tip – [Cut4]