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Ramiro Pena was knocked over by liner, but still managed to make the play

Frank "Cannonball" Richards was a legend among the carnival crowd. His ability to be hit in the the stomach with tremendous force is still being talked about over 40 years after his death. Of course, his most well-known routine was taking a cannonball to the belly. 

The Giants' Ramiro Pena paid homage to him on Monday night. When the Athletics' Yonder Alonso blasted a hard liner to short in the top of the third inning of Oakland's 8-3 victory, Pena managed to hold on ... somehow.

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The ball was hit at a Statcast™-measured 101.4 mph, so was this catch really any different from this? We say no.