On this date in 1954, Giants center fielder Willie Mays robbed Vic Wertz of the Cleveland Indians of extra bases during game one of the World Series.
The ball traveled more than 450 feet to dead center of the polo grounds in New York, and a sportswriter said, "it would have been a home run in any other park, including Yellowstone."
On this day 61 years ago, Willie Mays made the most famous catch in baseball history. pic.twitter.com/uk5qifOegv— Baseball Tonight (@BBTN) September 29, 2015
To this day, any over the head catch in any sport, is referred to as a "Willie Mays catch."
On this day in 1954, New York Giants' Willie Mays made most iconic catch in baseball history in World Series Game 1. pic.twitter.com/JgbrCEKuNt— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 29, 2015