Category Archives: 1950s

Willie Mays makes ‘The Catch’ during World Series 60 years ago this afternoon (Sep 29 1954)


Video: 'Willie Mays makes an amazing over-the-shoulder catch'

(Wednesday, September 29, 1954, mid-afternoon EDT) — Willie Mays, center fielder for the New York Giants, made an amazing over-the-shoulder catch of a fly ball hit by Cleveland Indians first baseman Vic Wertz today in the eighth inning of Game 1 of the 1954 World Series at the Polo Grounds in Manhattan, New York.