Third baseman makes incredible barehanded play after ball bounces off broken bat

BY Pete Blackburn • June 5, 2017

Playing the "hot corner" at third base can often be a difficult job. The reactionary window on batted balls can often be very small, and the throw to first can often be daunting.

Gwang-Min Song plays third base for the KBO's Hanwha Eagles, and it appears he's pretty good at his job if we're judging from this highlight.

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That's Song making a terrific defensive play at third base while not only standing in the way of a shattered bat, but also playing a redirect off that deadwood.  Despite the unexpected change in direction, Song is still able to barehand the ball and throw the runner out at first base as the lumber travels through his legs.

 


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