Jarrod Dyson Makes Ridiculous Over-the-Shoulder Catch on the Warning Track (Video)
Kansas City Royals center fielder Jarrod Dyson has a flair for making ridiculous circus catches. In August he robbed the Miami Marlins’ Christian Yellich of a home run with an insane Ken Griffey Jr-style catch up against the center field wall at Marlins park. On Sunday, in game 162, he made a bonkers over-the-shoulder catch at the warning track at Kauffman Stadium to deny the Indians’ Francisco Lindor extra bases in a 2-2 game.
Lindor’s drive on Sunday wasn’t exactly a screeching liner. But he sent it a long way, so Dyson had to cover a lot of ground. On top of that the ball also appears to drift in the wind, so Dyson also had to track the thing and adjust his course.
In the end Dyson made it look pretty easy. But there are a lot of major league center fielders who would not have made the catch.
Take a look:
Appropriately enough, Dyson’s latest highlight reel catch came just days after the 62nd anniversary of perhaps the most famous catch in baseball history…which also came against the Indians.
I am talking, of course, about “The Catch” by Willie Mays:
Of course, The Catch preserved a 2-2 tie in Game 1 of the 1954 World Series. Mays’ Giants then went on to win Game 1 in the 10th and sweep the Indians in the series. Dyson’s grab on Sunday preserved a 2-2 tie, but the game was meaningless since the Indians had already clinched the central and the Royals had already been eliminated.
But hey, it was still a nice play.