High school ball player executes the super rare walk-off steal thanks to some fancy footwork

Stealing home may be the most exciting play in all of baseball, while winning a ballgame via the walk-off hit is pretty marvelous in its own right.  But combining the two to create the super rare, and ridiculously electrifying walk-off steal of home is undoubtedly the most tremendously enthralling play, game winning or otherwise, in the game of baseball at any level.

And just such a play happened earlier this month during a high school game between the Lick-Wilmerding Tigers and the University Red Devils.  It wasn’t a straight steal of home but more of a delayed steal after a pitch in the dirt, and the runner, Tigers 2nd baseman Drew Forrest, exhibited some questionable, albeit crafty baserunning to plate the winning run in the bottom of the 8th, but the ump’s call stood and the wild play will live on for eternity.

Enjoy it now because it may be decades before you see another walk-off steal of home, if ever…

Forrest’s sliding technique may lack for style points, but despite the protestations of the University players, it got the job done.

[H/T to TPS]

 

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Jeff Greenwell is the writer/editor of Last Angry Fan. Jeff has been known to rock a Speedo while belting out Robert Goulet tunes from his front porch, and in his spare time he enjoys capturing and training feral goats to be his minions. Also known to dig a nice brick of cheese from time to time.

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  • James Ward

    Someone needs to make a GIF of that.

  • Painhertz10

    Guess we won’t ever see it now.

  • Lee_h_theusch

    ??? Since the pitch went into the dirt, wouldn’t it be scored as a wild pitch rather than a steal?

  • FreeAgentID

    Go Drew! Nice slide.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L6TNFC64YPDYOVNBXELVI6F3JQ Dick Nuggets

    Thought it only had to be his body in the ‘lane’, but I guess the rule does state both feet have to remain in the lane.  Still a judgement call by the ump, but that would probably be considered ‘out’ by 9 out of 10 umps.  Still a hell of a play by the kid though…..

    ( The lines marking the lane are part of that “lane,” but the runner must have both feet within the lane or on the lines marking the lane, to be judged as “in” the lane. Rule 7.09(k) casebook, N.A.P.B.L 4.14)

 

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