Pitcher Narrowly Avoids Being Hit In The Head With A Line-Drive, Makes A Great Catch

The scariest play in baseball is the line-drive right back up the middle. You are talking about a ball travelling more than 100 mph towards the helmetless head of a pitcher that is about 55 feet away and may or may not be in a good defensive stance on his follow-through.

It is amazing no major league pitcher has ever been killed. And if not for a quick glove last night, Randy Choate might have tested that streak last night. Instead, Choate was in a good defensive stance and made an incredible catch (Animated version is below)…

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