One of the more famous videos in baseball history is that of Jackie Robinson stealing home in the World Series versus the Yankees. It’s a play almost never seen in today’s game, unless it’s a part of a double steal where the defense opts to throw through to second base.
But if you were watching Buffalo take on Norfolk in International League action on Tuesday, you saw outfielder Anthony Gose pull off a straight steal of home, easily beating the pitch from right hander Jake Arrieta. If you didn’t see it, make sure to check out the video below.
Buffalo held on for a 6-4 victory. Gose reached base twice and his steal of home was one of two times he touched the plate on the evening.
Arrieta was recently demoted after yet another disappointing stint in the big leagues with the Baltimore Orioles. Things didn’t go so well for the former top prospect on Tuesday. Gose’s swipe of home was just one of five runs (four earned) that Arrieta yielded in 6.2 innings of work.