With so many minor league baseball teams across the country, it can be hard for a single team or player to produce viral-worthy highlights. But Errol Robinson of the Sioux City Explorers made an exception with an insane catch.
During Friday’s American Association game against the Sioux Falls Canaries, an opposing batter cracked the ball into the middle of left field. With insane speed, Robinson pinpointed the ball in the air, intercepting the pursuing outfielder and nabbing the ball with his bare hand to get the flyout.
Many people have found the play reminiscent of another legendary catch in Major League Baseball. Back in 1989, San Francisco Giants outfielder Kevin Mitchell made a similar play in foul territory off a deep hit off Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith.
But many feel that Robinson’s catch is more impressive for several reasons. Robinson sprinted, covered more ground and even left his feet to make that play.
Errol Robinson was a sixth-round pick by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2016 draft. While he didn’t make the team, it clearly wasn’t for a lack of talent.
Many baseball players go their entire careers without making a play as good as that one.
Robinson even got his chance to shine on SportsCenter too:
Put this catch on loop 😱
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 5, 2021
Sioux City went on to win the game, 8-4. But getting that clip on SportsCenter may mean more to the team than the win itself.
What a play!
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