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August 3, 2016 12:39 pm

Kippah-Wearing Baseball Fan Catches Foul Ball Bare-Handed During Yankees-Mets Game in New York (VIDEO)

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A Jewish man caught a ball bare-handed at a Yankees vs. Mets game. Photo: Screenshot.

A Jewish man caught a ball bare-handed at a Yankees vs. Mets game. Photo: Screenshot.

A Jewish baseball fan wearing a kippah caught a foul ball with his bare hands during the first inning of the Yankees vs. Mets game on Tuesday night in New York.

The ball was hit by Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius during the game at Citi Field in Queens. A video posted on Facebook shows the impromptu catcher getting cheered by the crowd when he made the impressive glove-less catch and held up the ball for all to see.

One sports announcer jokingly said, “I think that guy might want to go up one size in that shirt!”

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The Mets won Tuesday night’s game 7-1.

Watch the video of the catch below:

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  • Better caption
    Yarmulcatch !!

  • Jackie Williams

    a happy story – we need to read more happy stories, thanks

  • Holy Shirt

    The Jew’s shirt should have been a size larger? When a burqa-clad Muslim catches a ball bare-handed, what does the announcer quip? Not one politically-incorrect word. Not even if it hides a homicide belt. Particularly not then!

    • Benjamin Gruder

      Sometimes, they’re NOT out to get us. The shirt was a bit small, mostly in length (you could see his belly button). Nothing against Jews; there’s no stereotype about Jews wearing tight clothing. Also maybe a backhanded compliment if they were talking about tightness – the guy is built.

    • Uncyk Eli

      Announcers meant he will swell with pride. Tru, story has no import added for kappa
      . Not seemly to givethi coverage as a Jewish story.0

  • Rachel Cohen

    This isn’t news–and its not relevant. Jew or other, kippah or not–all irrelevant. Its a minor local story at best.

    • Adrienne

      What does a kippah and Jew have to do with catching a ball. Would you say a Muslim with Muslim attire, etc. don’t think this was called for

      • Benjamin Gruder

        Because too many people (including Jews) think that we generally stink at sports.

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