Manuel Margot Thrown Out Trying to Steal Home

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  • October 25, 2020
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With the Rays trailing by a run in the fourth inning, outfielder Manuel Margot tried to catch Clayton Kershaw napping.

With his team down, 3-2, in the fourth inning of Game 5 of the World Series, Rays outfielder Manuel Margot tried to take matters in his own hands (or feet, rather).

After leading off the inning with a walk, Margot stole second, then advanced to third when the throw from catcher Austin Barnes leaked into center field. After Joey Wendle and Willy Adames were retired with runners on the corners, Margot attempted to catch Clayton Kershaw sleeping with a straight steal attempt of home:

Though unsuccessful, Margot’s mad dash qualifies as a World Series rarity. The last attempted steal of home came in Game 2 of the 2002 World Series, when the Angels’ Brad Fullmer pulled off a double steal with Scott Speizio, who was the runner on first base. The

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