Technique: Ben Revere on the Art of the Steal

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  • Who
    Ben Revere
  • What
    Art of the Steal
  • When
    The Phillies play at home April 29 through May 6

Ben Revere is best known for his circus catches, but Philly's leadoff man is also a burner on the basepaths. "I dive all over the place in center field, so stealing bases comes naturally," says the 26-year-old, who stole 74 bases in his first two full MLB seasons. "Now I have the green light to steal anytime. I'm trying to get 50 or 60. It's about getting in position for the big guys to drive me in." The trickiest part of being a speed demon? Stopping. "Sometimes I wish I could put parachutes in my shoes," he says. Here's how Revere seals the deal (on a successful steal. --Dan Friedell

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