Derek Jeter was celebrating his 38th birthday but it was left fielder Dewayne Wise who might have gotten the best gift of all last night after the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians, 6-4, in the Bronx.
Wise dove into the leftfield stands for a fly ball hit by the Indians' Jack Hannahan with a man on third during the seventh inning. The umpires ruled a catch on the play for the final out of the inning but replays clearly show the ball falling out of Wise's mitt even though he mysteriously came up with the ball.
Upon closer examination of the play, it looks like one of the fans Wise plowed into could have— I said could have— popped the loose ball into his glove during the scrum even though a few of New York's Finest were right there.
That's hometown cooking. Wise even got a police escort out of the stands as well.
Yankees starter Phil Hughes went eight shutout innings and benefited from the botched call and the Indians big chance at a rally.
Some Yankees fans might say Wise deserved credit for the catch based on effort alone. Apparently, Hannahan wasn't one of those and he was thrown out after getting into a heated argument with the umpires about the call.
The run ended up being more important later after reliever Corey Wade nearly coughed up the 4-0 lead when Cleveland rallied in the ninth.
Meanwhile, Jeter continued his climb up the all-time hits list and moved within one hit of his idol Cal Ripken Jr. for 13th on the list.
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June 27, 2012
There are certain things that players must never do in order to uphold and maintain the clear moral superiority that comes with playing for the fabled New York Yankees.1. Grow facial hair.2. Take steroids.3. Mass murder.4. Wife-swapping. (Banned since 1967)5. Operate dog-fighting rings.6. Lie.Last night, outfielder Dewayne Wise clearly broke one of those rules. He pretended to...
Okay, we all saw what happened. The umpire blew the call and Dewayne Wise was credited with an out, on the way to the Yankees 6-4 win over the Indians last night. Minutes after the call was made, the cries for expanded replay could be heard from all who witnessed the play, the loudest probably coming from the Indians announcers.Expanded replay. There wouldn't be this outcry for...
Dewayne Wise hurtled into the left field grandstand at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night in what appeared to be an imitation of Derek Jeter's famous catch against the Red Sox in 2004. The left fielder, however, forgot one important part -- he didn't actually catch the ball. Unbelievably, he was able to sell the grab anyways, and the umpire ruled the Indians' Jack Hannahan...
Just watch this whole minute and then give me a word to describe the call made by umpire Mike Dimuro. Yankees left fielder Dewayne Wise made an athletic attempt jumping into the stands to catch a ball hit by Indians third baseman Jack Hannahan.
Hannahan was actually ejected by Dimuro for arguing the call. The Yankees won the game 6-4,
New York Yankees outfielder Dewayne Wise's fake catch became a lesson in fair play for a 7-year-old fan who went home with the ball.
Little Leaguer Ben Pikor found himself at the center of a Big League storm after he went home with the baseball that was supposed to be in Wise's glove.
After two adults at Tuesday night's Yankees game, won 6-4 by the Bombers, tried to...
Baseball is as much a sport of gamesmanship and guile as it is skill and ability, but the sport has long had a line between plucky strategy and just plain cheating. Dewayne Wise crossed that line Tuesday night. Wise, a journeyman who plays for the Yankees about as often as the bench coach, was in left field when a foul ball from Indians third baseman Jack Hannahan looped toward the...
Umpire Mike DiMuro has to be the biggest waste of MLB umpire flesh, right? By now you know what happened in last night’s Yankees-Indians game. Yankees outfielder Dewayne Wise goes into the left field stands to catch a foul ball & clearly doesn’t make the catch. Replay shows a fan in the vicinity bend over, pick up the ball and hold it up over his head. Does DiMuro ask...
New York Yankees Dewayne Wise appears to make an incredible leaping catch into the left-field stands on Jack Hannahan's foul ball. A closer look at the replay shows Wise never made the catch.
The Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 6-4.
Something special was needed to celebrate Derek Jeter's 38th birthday. So the idea was created to list his top 38 regular season games by WPA. Since WPA stands for Win Probability Added and Jeter is all about the team winning, it seemed the perfect vehicle. Writing that post led to wondering who had the most high WPA games in a career. And that led to this post here. There are...
Derek Jeter has done just about everything there is to do in professional Baseball. Win the World Series (five times), win World Series MVP (2000), win Gold Gloves (five-time winner), make the all-star team (soon to be 13 times). He’s even collected 3,000 career hits, joining an elite club. When it is all said and [...]
Everyone cuts corners. Yeah, if you don't do the reading for class, you probably won't get called on. Sure, that stadium is probably up to code. And that left fielder who fell into the stands? He probably held on to the ball. It's always easier not to do an inspection.
Most of the time, cutting corners doesn't come back to bite you. When it does, it can be embarrassing...
In the seventh inning of last night’s game, Tribe third baseman Jack Hannahan hit a foul ball into the seats on the third base side. Yankees left fielder Dewayne Wise leaped into the stands and got leather on the ball, but did not make the catch. That didn’t stop umpire Mike DiMuro from calling it a catch however.
Hannahan would be tossed later in the game for arguing the call...
Addison Reed knew Yankee Stadium's reputation for swallowing up
easy flys for home runs. He also knew Derek Jeter had a knack for
coming through in the clutch.
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