Anthony Rizzo hops on Wrigley wall for catch-of-the-year candidate

Mike Oz

It’s safe to say Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has become one of the most exciting guys to watch when he’s chasing a foul ball into the stands. Remember that catch he made last year jumping onto the tarp at Wrigley Field?

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Well, he added another to his personal highlight reel Tuesday night — and with some interesting coincidences.

In the fifth inning, Keon Broxton of the Milwaukee Brewers hit a ball into the stands beyond first base. Rizzo ranged in that direction, a few steps behind the tarp this time. In a moment of great improvisation, Rizzo jumped on the ledge of the Wrigley Field wall, reached into the crowd and snared the foul ball.

Enjoy these still images, particularly for reactions of the fans.

(John Durr / Getty Images)
(John Durr / Getty Images)
(John Durr / Getty Images)
(John Durr / Getty Images)

Interestingly, Rizzo’s tarp catch last season also came against the Brewers. Both also happened while Jason Hammel was pitching for the Cubs. The tarp catch happened Aug. 12, 2015, so it’s quite close to a year later.

Hand-clap emoji for you, sir.

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