Angels' J.B. Shuck Makes Spectacular Catch

J.B. Shuck leapt into the stands to catch what would have been a sure home run

By Cathy Rainone
|  Saturday, Aug 3, 2013  |  Updated 11:46 AM EDT
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Los Angeles Angels' J.B. Shuck, right, is congratulated after scoring against the Oakland Athletics in the third inning of a baseball game on Thursday, July 25, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. Shuck scored on a single by Angels' Albert Pujols.

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Los Angeles left fielder J.B. Shuck might have made the catch of the year Friday night against Toronto Blue Jays when he dove into the stands to catch what would have been a sure home run.

In the fourth inning, Blue Jays’ slugger Jose Bautista hit the ball to the shortest part of the ballpark, prompting Shuck to jump at the fence. Shuck briefly teetered on the ledge after making the catch and then fell backward into the stands. He swiftly emerged with the ball still in his glove.

He scaled the wall again on his way out, getting his cleat caught on the shirt of an Angels fan.

"When it started coming down, I just tried to go get it," Shuck said of this jaw-dropping play, according to The Associated Press. "I don't know what really happened after that. ... I watched (the replay). It looks pretty unathletic, but it's pretty cool to see. I think that's the first one I've ever brought back."

Angles went on to beat Blue Jays, 7-5.

Check out Shuck’s spectacular catch.
 

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