The first clue that this was one of the craziest plays you’ll see is that the batboy went to retrieve what he thought was a foul ball.
Instead, this baseball that was hit foul somehow spun back into fair territory and was an out. Any kind of lead-in to this video is not going to tell the story, so just watch this crazy play from Thursday night’s minor-league baseball game between the El Paso Chihuahuas and the Las Vegas 51’s.
J.J. Cooper, who is the managing editor for Baseball America, was amazed:
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Nice work by the home-plate umpire who tracked that ball the whole way. He leaped into action when the ball started to head back into the field of play. The 51’s won 5-2.