(Original Caption) Reds' catcher Johnny Bench reaches over the Phils' dugout but only traps Denny Doyle's foul in the eighth inning in Philadelphia 6/4. Bench had better luck in the first inning when he hit a two run double to give the Reds a 2-0 victory over the Phillies.

The Art of Catching Foul Balls

The thing about playing catcher is that you’re just trying to get your pitcher a win. It doesn’t matter who you’re playing against or when you’re playing. It’s all about making the guy up on the mound look good.

UNITED STATES - MAY 17:  Baseball: Closeup of Baltimore Orioles Cal Ripken Jr, (8) in dugout during game vs California Angels, Anaheim, CA 5/17/1987  (Photo by V.J. Lovero/Sports Illustrated/Getty Images)  (SetNumber: X34837 TK2 R5 F20)

The Catch That Won the '83 World Series

It’s kind of indescribable to see a lifelong goal floating towards you in the air. As soon as the ball popped into my glove, I was a world champion.

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How to Rob a Home Run

Baseball is a statistics-obsessed sport, so it makes sense that hitting is easier to understand than fielding. There’s no real stat in baseball for robbing guys of home runs.

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The Best Play I Ever Made

I'm rounding the bases and it's like everything's popping off. Missiles, rockets, fireworks, whatever. It was a party. That hit got me a lot of Wheaties, man. That hit put me on the map.

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Just Doing My Job

I’m no hero. I’m just a guy out there doing his job, patrolling the third base line for stray foul balls and making sure none of the guys in the bullpen get hit in the face.

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My Home Run Hop

A lot of times when athletes get hurt in a gruesome way, they don't really talk about it. For me? My worst injury was the biggest moment in my career.

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Fab

The hair, the baggy shorts, the black socks, the black shoes, those Panasonic headphones we’d listen to on the way to games — we embraced our own style. That year it felt like it was us against the world.

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The Best Shot I Ever Made

PGA golfers weigh in on the best shot of their career, from a long-distance putt and one golfer’s first PGA tournament victory to a 7-iron shot that aided one of the biggest comebacks in Ryder Cup history.

Washington v Arizona

Cold-Blooded

There was no play call. Coach Romar tried to call a timeout, but I waved him off. Not tonight, coach. Nineteen seconds left in a tie game with the Pac-10 championship on the line? I had the ball. I was…

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That’s What’s Up

As play started and everyone began shuffling around, I saw Joe Johnson breaking towards half-court, which meant he was my guy. Joe hesitated for a split-second, which turned out to be what made what happened next possible.

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The Cross

The Best Play I Ever Made is a new series where athletes break down the (you guessed it) best play they ever made. Our first entry is from U.S. Women’s National Team midfielder Megan Rapinoe.