Billy Hamilton apparently can fly.
The Cincinnati Reds center fielder is one of the best at his position in all of Major League Baseball, and he certainly showed that off Tuesday against Texas Rangers right fielder Carlos Beltran. It looked as though Beltran might have caught Hamilton out of position with a long fly ball, but according to Statcast, the 25-year-old covered 123 feet with a top speed of 22 mph to make an incredible catch.
Hamilton’s catch robbed Beltran of extra bases and helped keep Reds starter Dan Strailey’s six-inning shutout intact. Cincinnati went on to take a 3-0 win over the Rangers.
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Thumbnail photo via Aug 20, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton fields a fly ball against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports
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