As the embers of summer die, so too does the prominence of America’s pastime. Baseball doesn’t quite fade to the background, but fall signals the return of other major sports leagues, forcing MLB to compete for the spotlight for the first time in months. Here at The Drop, we want to ensure that some special ballplayers and moments from the 2014 season get their proper due.
It has been a bit of a wacky season in some regards, with the reigning World Series champs trapped in the basement of the AL East and the Kansas City Royals showing signs of life for the first time in the last 28 years. One of baseball’s stalwarts, Derek Jeter, is riding off into the sunset, while young faces are in the driver’s seat for the MVP award in both leagues. A changing of the guard is at hand.
Narrowing down a topsy turvy season to a handful of signature moments is quite difficult, particularly because criteria vary from moment to moment. How do you judge one diving catch against another, let alone compare it to a towering grand slam? Fans may dig the long ball, but baseball’s subtle moments are often its finest. The reverence for history in MLB is second to none.
We do the tough work so you don’t have to. Inquire within for a short list of memorable moments from the 2014 MLB season, where the quirky, the exceptional, and the legendary are given equal space to strut their stuff. Here are the Baseball Plays From 2014 That You Need to See to Believe.
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