MLB: The Greatest Defensive Play in Every Team's History

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MLB: The Greatest Defensive Play in Every Team's History
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Perhaps the only thing more exciting than seeing a ball hit hard is seeing a defender seemingly fly through the air to catch it. Baseball is a sport known more for its mammoth home runs and great pitching performances than its catches, but the sport has seen its fair share of dazzling grabs.

From Pittsburgh's Turner Ward crashing through a wall to make a catch to Willie Mays' unforgettable basket catch at Polo Grounds, some of the most exciting plays in the history of baseball have been defensive.

Today, we will go through each team's greatest defensive play ever. Feel free to leave comments on which play you think is the best in your favorite team's history.

Author's note: Many of the videos used in this slideshow are contained in this video. I would suggest watching the plays one by one in the slideshow and then watching the video.

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