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Greatest Home Run Catch by a Fan in Dodger Stadium History

This week, a fan at Dodger Stadium made a catch we will not soon forget.

Every baseball fan has dreamt of the day that they get the chance to catch a ball at the stadium. Over the last couple of years, we have seen some incredible fan catches. A personal favoite for me is fans holding their babies and making the one-handed grab. There is also the classic “catch it in your beer and chug what’s left” catch. But on Tuesday night, Dodger Stadium witnessed perhaps one of the all-time greatest catches in the team’s history.

Ankit Shah, a noted Giants fan, snagged a home run hit by Nolan Arenado in the most brilliant style possible.

Shah made the leaping grab in the 4th inning of a close game and landed on his back on the tarped bleachers acting as a batters eye. It was the catch heard all around social media, as several teams tweeted and posted the catch out. Even the Oakland Raiders recognized Ankit’s amazing catch, thanks in part to the fact he was wearing a Raiders’ shirt.

Luckily for us, the hosts of our Blue Heaven Podcast know Ankit! Clint, Brook, and Ankit all play together on a softball team Wednesday nights, and they sat down with him for an interview after their game last night. Check out the interview below.

Can you think of a better catch in Dodger Stadium history? Let us know in the comments below.

Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. That wasn’t a great catch the force of the ball layed him out making it look like he made a fantastic grab

  2. Good catch but the best one I ever saw was the one where gut ACTUALLY video taped his catch from the time it left the bat
    Amazing!

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