61 years ago, Willie Mays made 'The Catch'
Here's Willie Mays with 'The Catch'
It's always nice to do a great thing and be compared to someone who did a similarly great thing in the past. Although, it's probably even better to be that person who produced that original great thing in the first place.
Besides running full-sprint to dead-center field and making an over-the-shoulder grab with his back to home plate, the catch (and throw) also came during Game 1 of the World Series -- keeping the Indians from taking the lead in the 10th inning. The Giants would win the game and go on to sweep the '54 Series. Afterward, a humble Mays told reporters:
Nope, sorry, Willie. We're still talking about the catch.