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Yankees P David Huff makes amazing backhanded flip for assist (Video)

David-Huff-backhanded-flipNew York Yankees reliever David Huff turned in one of the best plays of the night at a crucial moment during his team’s 4-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night.

With a runner on first and nobody out in the eighth inning, Toronto catcher Josh Thole dropped down a perfect bunt between the pitcher’s mound and first base line. Huff, a left-hander, had to circle the ball and snag it with his glove in order to give himself a chance to make the out at first. He did just that, flipping the ball backhanded to first and somehow getting Thole in time.

It was a phenomenal play that Huff somehow made look easy. Had he allowed Thole to reach on an infield hit, there would have been runners on first and second with nobody out in a 2-2 game. Instead, the Yankees were able to get out of the inning unscathed. Yunel Escobar still probably wins the award for best backhanded play of the season, but Huff is definitely a finalist.

H/T Big League Stew