Vic Wertz of the Cleveland Indians blasted a shot to deep center field in the top of the eighth inning of Game 1 of the 1954 World Series at the Polo Grounds in New York. With the game tied and two men on base, a hit would have given the Indians the lead. But New York Giants' future Hall of Famer Willie Mays made one of the most spectacular catches in baseball history, tracking the ball down on the run and stretching out his glove for the over-the-shoulder catch. It helped the Giants go on to a Series sweep.
Text: Abe Schwadron, SI.com
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