The Luplow Catch

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The Luplow Catch

Post by SignMan » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:04 am

https://www.si.com/vault/1985/10/14/624 ... who-saw-it

Nice article about what became known as The Luplow Catch...

I remember it from the day the catch was made...
anyone else remember it from that day?

I was in H.S., 16, and went to about 1/3 of the Sox games back then.
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Re: The Luplow Catch

Post by harbo » Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:46 pm

Sounds like it was very similar to this (fortunately) non-catch:
http://keepingscore.blogs.time.com/2013 ... -the-year/
I always wondered if that picture inspired a couple's Halloween costume a few weeks later?

Also, didn't someone rob the Red Sox this year with a catch in dead-center before tumbling into the Red Sox bullpen?

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Re: The Luplow Catch

Post by SignMan » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:55 pm

My best recollection of it, keeping in mind it was 55 years ago, was that Luplow was in Center field and raced to the bullpen, as the wind was blowing out and the balls carried more in the summers back then before the new construction blocked the winds that blow out.
... that his dive over the fence had his body parallel to the ground as he made the catch and fell from view...

unfortunately, there were other great catches for which there is no film...
Reggie Smith's off Don Lock I believe, preserving a W in DC, to end a game, as he climbed the fence at least 8ft high maybe 10...
and took it back out.

I remember that one, listening to it on my black and gold Zenith Royal 500 Transistor Sister.
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