Watch: MLB fan snags foul ball while holding baby

During the sixth inning of the Braves' 4-1 loss to the Cubs in Atlanta on Monday, Alfonso Soriano sliced a ball foul into the stands up the first-base line when a fan, holding a baby in his right arm, reached high above his head to make a bare-handed grab. MLB

Last year, we saw a baby-cradling mom make an unbelievable catch at a minor league baseball game in Richmond.

On Monday night in Atlanta, a tot-cradling dad may have made an even more impressive snag.

During the sixth inning of the Cubs-Braves game, Chicago's Alfonso Soriano skied a foul ball down the right field line. Watch as a Braves fan holding a baby (wearing Cubs gear) in his right arm makes an amazing bare-handed catch with his left hand, outdueling a toddler-less fan for the souvenir. Thankfully, this guy seemed in control of the baby the whole time - unlike a Dodgers fan last year who was quick to dump his kid for the chance to snag a foul ball.

Given the high-degree of difficulty, the Braves announcers seem relatively nonchalant about the whole thing. But Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons was impressed, applauding the fan in a game that Braves fans had little to cheer about: Atlanta lost to the lowly Cubs 4-1.

  • Stephen Smith

    Stephen Smith is a senior editor for CBSNews.com

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