The Red Sox hosted the White Sox at Fenway Park on Thursday afternoon for the finale of their four-game series. The Red Sox were trying to stave off a sweep and would do so in walk-off fashion, beating the Pale Hose 8-7.
During the telecast, NESN broadcaster Dennis Eckersley snagged a Dustin Pedroia. foul ball that landed in the booth. It appeared to carom off of the windowsill, bounce off the wall, and into Eckersley’s waiting hands.
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While Eckersley deserves many kudos for his heads-up grab, nothing will top Phillies broadcaster Tom McCarthy’s catch of a home run in June 2014. They were doing a special broadcast out in left-center field. Freddie Freeman drilled a Kyle Kendrick fastball right towards McCarthy and fellow broadcasters Matt Stairs and Jamie Moyer. McCarthy caught it, then as is customary in ballparks across the nation, he hurled the opposing team’s home run ball back onto the field.
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