I am stunned after watching this catch, and I think you will be too. Derrick Salberg went flying over a small wall in left field to rob a player of a homer, and save the game for his college squad.
To make a play like this, everything has to be exactly, perfectly right. What makes this better is how this catch won a game for his team. What makes that even better is how it was a playoff game. This guy saved his teams season by sacrificing his body, and it was in such a fashion that just makes everyone go wow.
Some people are calling this the best catch ever. I don’t know if I’m willing to go that far, but it has to be mentioned as a possibility. It’s hard to give any one amazing catch more love than another, but I can see why people would take this as far as they are.
What I loved most was the jubilation everyone showed. There’s nothing cooler than celebrating with your teammates on the field after a game saving or game winning play. Playing in college, I was lucky enough to be part of a team that won a regional with a walk-off hit. This kind of play brings me back to those days so give Salberg all the credit.