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Mike Trout's catch trumps Jim Edmonds' catch, says former Angel Tim Salmon
By SP_COP on September 27, 2015 | From www.latimes.com
Mike Trout's catch trumps Jim Edmonds' catch, says former Angel Tim Salmon Tim Salmon was in right field for one of the greatest catches in Angels franchise history, when center fielder Jim Edmonds, after a lengthy run, made a full-extension diving grab, with his back to home plate, of David Howard’s drive to the warning track in Kansas City in June 1997.

Salmon was also in Angel Stadium for Mike Trout’s latest web gem, when the center fielder propelled himself several feet over the wall with his right hand and robbed Jesus Montero of a three-run home run in the fourth inning of Saturday night’s 3-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners.

He rated Trout’s catch slightly above Edmonds’.

“I think the significance of the win, the timing of the play in the game, definitely trumps what Jimmy did,” said Salmon, who is on the Fox Sports West broadcast team. “But the pure level of difficulty was off the charts for both catches. It’s hard to quantify.

“I can appreciate what Mike did. In spring training, you goof around trying to make those catches, but all the timing mechanisms that have to be in place to make that catch … you can’t even simulate it. To see it actually happen, you’re like, ‘Oh, that’s what it looks like.’ ”...
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