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Sandy Amoros


From the "This Great Game" card back: He nearly didn’t make it. That was what Amoros told reporters after Game 7 of the ‘55 Series, when he made an astounding catch that saved the game for Brooklyn. Amoros was tucked close to center field to cut off the gaps at Yankee Stadium when a drive was sent sailing toward the left field line. Off with the crack of the bat, Sandy galloped to the corner and stuck out his glove to gather in the baseball. The play halted a Yankee rally and resulted in a double play. From there, Johnny Podres cruised to a shutout win, and Dodgers fans rejoiced in large part thanks to the Amoros catch.


Birth Date: January 30, 1930
Birth Location: Matanzas, Cuba
Death Date: June 27, 1992
Death Location: Miami FL, USA
Weight: 170 lb
Height: 5 ft 7 in
Bats: L
Throws: L
Debut Date: August 22, 1952
Final Game Date: October 2, 1960
Years Played: 8
Games Played: 517
At Bats: 1
Runs: 215
Hits: 334
Doubles: 55
Triples: 23
Home Runs: 43
RBIs: 180
Stolen Bases: 18
Base on Balls: 211
Batting Average: 0.255
Position: Left Fielder

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