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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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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