Gionfriddo’s catch robs DiMaggio of HR
Brooklyn Dodger outfielder Al Gionfriddo made a magnificent catch, robbing Joe DiMaggio of a 415-foot homerun that would have tied-up the sixth game of the 1947 World Series. The Dodgers won that seven game series four games to three.
Willie Mays’ Over the Shoulder Catch Robs Vic Wertz in ’54 Series
Willie Mays’ catch of a Vic Wertz shot deep to centerfield in a late inning of the 1954 World Series was one of the greatest and most talked about defensive gems in baseball history. The ’54 World Series was swept by the Giants in four straight games. Dusty Rhodes was the hitting sensation, and Johnny Antonelli was the peerless pitcher with a Series ERA of 0.84. Other players making timely contributions for the Giants were shortstop Alvin Dark and outfielder Mony Irvin. Cleveland had infielders Bobby Avila and Al Rosen, and centerfielder Larry Doby.
Sandy Amoros’ Fielding Gem
Diving Catch Preserves World Series Win
Brookly Dodger outfielder Sandy Amoros made a diving catch of a line drive off the bat of New York Yankee catcher Yogi Berra with two men on base in the seventh game of the 1955 World Series. It preserved a 2-0 lead and Brooklyn won the series