It's been a few months since my last "best of" list. In April, I did the best and worst bunts in baseball history. After Austin Jackson's crazy awesome catch on Tuesday night, I decided to put together my top five home run robberies of all time.
Keep in mind, the catch has to save a fly ball from going over the fence to make the list. The Griffey wrist-breaker, for instance, is not eligible.
5. Ichiro - 5/25/05
Ichiro! He climbed the wall too quickly and had to reach back to get it. Such a fun play.
4. Ken Griffey - 4/26/90
There are several Griffey catches to choose from, but I love the announcer's call on this one: "An incredible catch by The Kid!"
3. Kenny Lofton - 8/4/96
Lofton gets a good three feet above the fence. Great use of the wall.
2. Gary Matthews - 7/1/06
Matthews caught this with his back to the infield!
1. Dewayne Wise - 7/23/09
I think this catch is severely underrated. Wise robbed a homer to preserve a perfect game in the 9th inning! And he juggled it all the way to the ground! Turn up the sound because Hawk calls this one fantastically.