From pre-season fringe player to MLB star, the rookie has taken the US by storm this summer in the Yankees’ march to unlikely post-season success
On Sunday night at Yankee Stadium, Francisco Lindor of the Cleveland Indians hit a baseball towards the right‑field stands that was clearly destined to be a two-run homer. And not just any home run: one that would demolish the New York Yankees and send the Indians to the edge of the World Series.
Suddenly a great mitted hand rose from the depths, like the head of a sea monster, reached above the wall and snatched the ball from thin air. On its own, it was a superhuman catch: something more associated with the planet Krypton than the earthly Bronx. In context, it was devastating: the Indians, two games up in a best‑of‑five series, lost 1-0 that night. Late on Wednesday the Yankees completed their comeback and marched forward.
No one expected the once mighty Yankees to be anywhere near this – against Cleveland, they were definite underdogs