MLB: Ranking the 20 Greatest Wall Grabs in Baseball History

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MLB: Ranking the 20 Greatest Wall Grabs in Baseball History
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Even in an era when baseball is experiencing a power shortage, there is no lack of appreciation for the long ball.

It's the most marketable feat in baseball—definitely sexier and more exciting than the pitching accomplishments and dominance of recent years (unless you're a baseball purist).

While the small ball style of play has made a comeback and is exciting in its own right, there is nothing quite as exciting as seeing the ball explode off the batter's bat, headed to the deepest parts of the ballpark beyond the field and into the bleachers.

Equally exciting, and sometimes more so, are the jaw-dropping displays of athletic thievery performed by the outfielders, whose job it is to prevent those runs from hitting the scoreboard.

A good wall catch can silence a stadium instantly or send the whole place erupting in ovations for the hometown hero who just stole a run from the opposition.

Here are the best of the best when it comes to baseball wall grabs.

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