The greatest play you will ever see

David Wright

This is my fifth season at MLB.com. I have seen some incredible plays during that time. But on Tuesday night, I saw one of the best plays I have ever seen in any sport.

Mets third baseman David Wright made a brilliant, sprawling — and barehanded — catch in short left field in the seventh inning of the Padres’ 8-3 victory to take a hit away from Brian Giles. My jaw dropped. The entire room was in awe. The name Kevin Mitchell was invoked. Back on April 26, 1989, the Giants left fielder made a barehanded grab while running down a fly ball hit by Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith. But Wright’s grab was a tougher one to make.

Watch the play and see for yourself.

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