College Baseball Player Steals Home for Walk-off Win

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistApril 15, 2014

Stealing home is no easy task, and it's rarely attempted with the score tied.

Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Mich.) had the bases loaded with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning against Albion College on April 12. Calvin College junior Grant Van Putten took a major risk by breaking for home as the catcher threw the ball back to pitcher.

His anticipation paid off as he was able to score the game-winning run when the pitcher's hurried throw got past the catcher. Van Putten's bold move provided baseball fans with arguably the rarest play in baseball: the walk-off steal of home.

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