basket catch


Definition of basket catch 

: a catch of a fly ball made with the glove held palm up at waist level

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So that was the genesis of the basket catch and the hat flying off his head. John. N. Mcmurray, Smithsonian, "Even Today, Willie Mays Remains a Giant in Baseball History," 6 June 2018 Boyd was never in real danger of giving up a hit: Dixon Machado made an extremely athletic play in the second inning and Efren Navarro made a basket catch while banging into the tarpaulin in the sixth inning. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Matt Boyd's masterpiece falls 1 out shy of history in Tigers' 12-0 win," 17 Sep. 2017 First baseman Efren Navarro’s basket catch while running into the tarpaulin along the first base line to end the top of the sixth inning stands out as the best. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Matt Boyd's no-hitter broken up with 2 outs in 9th; Tigers win 12-0," 17 Sep. 2017

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1897, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of basket catch was in 1897

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