Royals fans can appreciate good defense. From Amos Otis to Willie Wilson to Carlos Beltran to Alcides Escobar, Alex Gordon, and Lorenzo Cain, we’ve had our fair share of ball hawks.
ESPN writer Sam Miller wondered what was the most famous catch in baseball history, not from the last 15 years. That got me wondering, what is the most famous catch in Royals history? Twitter had some opinions on that.
Motley…for the title— Gabe DeArmond (@GabeDeArmond) April 23, 2019
There was Lorenzo Cain in the 2014 ALCS against the Angels.
Maybe not most famous, but a personal favorite. pic.twitter.com/OAYPc45jTD— Matt E (@menstrom) April 23, 2019
That was one of two great catches Cain made in that game (and many he made in the three-game series)
In the very next series against the Orioles, Mike Moustakas was the one flashing the leather.
Then there’s Bo.
Some others that come to mind:
Alex Gordon diving into the stands in Chicago.
Jarrod Dyson’s amazing catch in Miami.
From before the internet age, I can also remember an amazing catch Carlos Beltran made at the wall against the Mariners around 2003 or so. There was also a highlight reel play in old Tiger Stadium, where left fielder Willie Wilson covers an amazing amount of ground to make a diving catch in foul territory.
The Royals have also had some famous catches AGAINST them, such as Pete Rose’s foul ball catch in the 1980 World Series, and Jim Edmonds’ amazing catch against David Howard. And there have been some famous non-catches.
strikes me that there are some pretty famous non-catches, too: Kerry Robinson, Chip Ambres, the ball that fell between two outfielders each running toward the dugout because they assumed the other guy had it.— Sam Mellinger (@mellinger) April 23, 2019
Don’t forget this famous non-catch, Sam.
What do you think is the most famous catch in Royals history? What is your personal favorite?
What is the most famous catch in Royals history?
This poll is closed
Darryl Motley for the 1985 title
Bo Jackson running up the wall
Lorenzo Cain diving catches in the 2014 ALDS against the Angels
Mike Moustakas in the dugout in the 2014 ALCS