The Royals signed outfielder Endy Chavez to a minor-league contract on Monday, and if you’ve never seen the greatest play of his career, here’s your chance.
To set the scene: It’s game seven of the 2006 National League Championship Series and Chavez and the Mets are tied with the Cardinals 1-1 in the top of the sixth inning. St. Louis has a runner at first with one out when Scott Rolen smacks a fly ball to left field.
Chavez goes back .
While the Mets ended up losing 3-1 to St. Louis, it really was a great, clutch catch.
Chavez also had a single in the ninth inning as the Mets loaded the bases. Former Royal Carlos Beltran struck out looking on a 3-2 pitch to end the game.
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