Found May 08, 2012 on
The Last Angry Fan:
Two men go over, but only one man returns. OK, so they both made it back, but only one of them had the ball.
What you’re about to see is one amazing home run robbing catch courtesy of outfielder Austin Wates of the Corpus Christi Hooks (Double-A affiliate of the Astros). What makes the catch so amazing is that Wates not only goes over the wall to rob San Antonio Mission (Double-A affiliate of the Padres) hitter Nathan Freiman of the dinger, but he does so as teammate Brandon Barnes collides with him, sending them both tumbling head-over-heels into the bullpen.
A better highlight reel catch you will not see.
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Outfielder Austin Wates of the Corpus Christi Hooks (Houston Astros' double-A affiliate) made an absolutely incredible home run-robbing play against the San Antonio Missions (San Diego Padres' double-A affiliate) on Saturday night. What made the play even more ridiculous, was that Wates, as well as his teammate Brandon Barnes, fell over the wall as they each tried to make...
Two minor leaguers combined on one of the crazier looking catches we’ve seen. The Corpus Christi Hooks, the double-A affiliate of the Houston Astros, were losing 4-0 on Saturday and six outs away from their seventh straight defeat when two of their outfielders fell over the fence tracking a ball in deep left center. Miraculously, left fielder Austin Wates made the catch.
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Austin Wates of the Astros Double A Corpus Christi's Hooks robs a home run by diving over the wall, falling into the bullpen in left-center field, avoiding teammate Brandon Barnes all at the same...
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In one of the more amazing catches you’ll likely ever see, Austin Wates and Brandon Barnes, teammates on the Corpus Christi (Texas) Hooks of the Double-A Texas League, a minor league affiliate of the Houston Astros, both make bids to prevent a deep shot by Nathan Frieman from clearing the fence. As the two converge [...]