In honor of “Leap Day,” I have created a short list of the “Greatest Leaps” in baseball history. The only qualification is either a name or a singular play. They are in no particular order. Feel free to contact me with any others I might have missed: firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter: @okcredhawksjp.
Braves Outfielder Otis Nixon
Cardinals Infielder Ozzie Smith
The Brothers Leiper
Ken Griffey, Jr.
(UPDATED 2/29, 10:55 a.m.)
Emailed leaps from Stu–
- Yankees’ Lou Pinella in 1977 World Series taking a home run away from Dodgers’ Ron Cey
- Torii Hunter leaping catch robbed Barry Bonds of home run in first inning of 2002 All-Star Game
(UPDATED 3/2, 9:15 a.m.)
Happy Leap Day!