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VIDEO: Remembering the Dodgers Ball Girl's Unreal Catch One Year Later

Tristan Jung
An amazing catch during a Dodgers game.
An amazing catch during a Dodgers game. / Twitter: @david_schuman

We're all pining for the day when we can see Major League Baseball again, but in the meantime we can remember some incredible moments from last year.

One of those moments came on June 15, 2019 during a game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs when first baseman Anthony Rizzo, one of the league's best power hitters, scorched a 101 MPH foul ball into the right-field seats.

While fans ducked and cowered in fear, the day's ball girl made an unbelievable catch. With lightning-fast reflexes, she stuck out her arm and snagged the ball on the fly before calmly shrugging her shoulders and tossing the ball into the crowd.

The video quickly went viral and brought the ball girl, former Division I softball player Karlie Habitz, some much-warranted attention. Habitz not only saved some fans from getting beaned in the face by a 100-MPH liner, she made the whole thing look like just another day on the job.

Now that protective nettings are extended down the line in many stadiums, these situations aren't quite so scary. However, when you have this kind of talent on the field, fans can feel much safer regardless. We don't know if Habitz will be returning as a ball girl sometime in 2020, but this catch should keep her employed for a long time.

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