Phillies Outfielder Revere Goes Head Over Feet For Sensational Catch

If defense wins championships, put all your chips on Philly.

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Ben Revere is famous for one thing: In 1,123 career plate appearances, he has never hit a home run.

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Ben Revere, though, is wicked fast. He already has five stolen bases to co-lead the National League…

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… and his center field defense, as we were reminded last night, is INSANE.

Not only did he pull off the catch, but Revere also hopped up and gunned the ball the the cutoff man, resulting in a relatively easy/completely bonkers double play.

Only when slowed down can you get a real appreciation for Revere’s extension and coordination.

As for Jay Bruce, he can stop on a dime like a cartoon character, but it didn’t help him get back to first in time.

Here’s the entire sequence. (Let’s just give Revere a Gold Glove now, OK?)

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In other fielding news from last night, Josh Hamilton did…this. (Poor Josh Hamilton.)

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