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Announcer catches Freeman's home run ball in Philly

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Phillies announcer Tom McCarthy caught a home run hit by Freddie Freeman (Courtesy: MLB/YouTube) Phillies announcer Tom McCarthy caught a home run hit by Freddie Freeman (Courtesy: MLB/YouTube)
ATLANTA (CBS46) -

A well-prepared play-by-play announcer makes one of the most talked about plays in Friday's Atlanta Braves game.

Phillies' announcer Tom McCarthy was calling the came in Philadelphia when the Braves' Freddie Freeman stepped up to bat.

Freeman hit a three-run homer and McCarthy not only made the call, but also the catch.

McCarthy was broadcasting from center field and just happened to have a baseball glove when the ball came right towards him. He easily caught the ball.

However, since he is a Phillies' announcer, his colleagues coaxed McCarthy to toss the Braves' ball back onto the field.

The Braves went on to win the game 4-2.

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