Major League Pitcher Makes Out By Catching His Mitt [VIDEO]
There’s no rule in baseball that says a players mitt must stay on his hand to make an out.
As long as a player has control and possession of the ball, the batter is out. Even if that means catching your own mitt with the ball in it.
That’s what happened to Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Chad Jenkins during a game with the Yankees Friday night. New York outfielder, Curtis Granderson, sent the ball back to the pitchers mound on a line drive struck so hard, it literally knocked the glove off Jenkins’ hand. Fortunately for the pitcher and his team, the mitt went straight into the air with the ball still tucked inside, all Jenkins’ had to do was catch the mitt, ball and all, and Granderson would be out.