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September 29, 1954 > Willie Mays makes what many consider to be the greatest catch in Major League history in Game 1 of the World Series. In the eighth inning of a 2-2 contest, the Indians' Vic Wertz launches a drive to the Polo Grounds' cavernous center field. Mays runs down the 460-foot shot, preventing an extra-base hit that would have scored the two Cleveland baserunners. The Giants go on to win the game and sweep the Indians.