On October 1st, 1961, my wife’s uncle, Sal Durante, made one of the most famous catches in baseball history. He caught New York Yankee’s right fielder Roger Maris’ 61st home run. I’ve told many friends the story and not all of them believed me. His story is an amazing one that everyone should hear.
Sal talks about the events leading up to the game and what happened after he caught the ball in the video after the jump.