NEW YORK — Detroit Tigers outfielder Jim Adduci may have made the best play of the night in all of baseball on Monday.
Adduci robbed New York Yankees third baseman Todd Frazier of a two-run homer in the bottom of the 6th inning on Monday night. The ball was heading for the first row of the right field seats when Adduci reached up and beat out a fan for the ball. Check out the video below.
And here’s a look at it again with frame-by-frame photos.
Frazier looked on with aw as he realized he wouldn’t be rounding the bases with a home run. He then gave a nice tip of the cap to Adduci. Got to respect a catch like that.
At the plate Adduci finished the game 1-for-5 with one RBI and three strikeouts as the Tigers lost, 7-3, to the Yankees.
While the Tigers didn’t win, that was still one great catch and possibly the best play of the night in baseball. Maybe of the week.