Alex Gordon makes circus catch; overturned upon review (GIF)

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Call it the greatest catch of the year that wasn’t.

Following a Mike Trout home run in Saturday night’s game between the Los Angeles Angels and Kansas City Royals, Albert Pujols sent another shot deep to left field off of  James Shields.

Outfielder Alex Gordon, a Gold Glove winner, leaped at the wall and saved the home run. The play then turned into a juggling act, as it bounced off his glove, head, face, and hand before landing in his glove.

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Unfortunately for Gordon and the Royals, the call was overturned upon review because the ball ticked the wall on its way down. It almost seems unfair, but this play by Gordon ought to still be considered one of the top feats of the night…even if Pujols was ultimately awarded a double.

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Besides, there is still definite value in the fact that Gordon kept a run off the board by keeping the ball in the park, even if it is possibly going to torment him that this did not count as an out.