Sandy Amoros

The Cuban native, who spoke almost no English, was never more than a semi-regular in the Dodger outfield, but he’s remembered for one great play, generally listed among the most outstanding in World Series history. In Game Seven of the 1955 WS, his sprinting catch of Yogi Berra‘s drive down the leftfield line was the key to Brooklyn’s victory. According to winning pitcher Johnny Podres: “As great a catch as Amoros made, his relay to Pee Wee [Reese] (to double up Gil McDougald) was even better.” When a reporter asked Amoros if he thought he would make the catch, he said, “I dunno. I just run like hell.”

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