Japanese Baseball Catch Video: The Most Amazing Catches Ever
Japanese baseball player Masato Akamatsu entered his name in the baseball annals this week by making one of the most spectacular catches ever witnessed on a diamond.
The Hiroshima Carp center fielder scaled the wall like Spider-man, using both feet to climb the wall and reel in a no-doubt home run.
First, Akamatsu's Grab
You didn't think I'd leave you hanging did you? Here it is right off the top in case you didn't see it. Ten views later and I still can't believe makes this play.
Akamatsu made the highlight grab of the year in Japanese baseball, but he wasn't the first to make eyes bug out of their heads.
Who Needs a Glove?
A pitcher grabbing a line drive comebacker almost always makes the highlight reel. What about when it's done with even using one's hands?
Amazingly, this guy managed to shake off a screamer right at his sternum.
The Price You Pay
Former Frontier League center fielder NIck Johnson was going to do anything to bring back this home run, even if it meant giving up some teeth.