Omar Vizquel will forever be a magician

Longtime Venezuelan shortstop no doubt among the best defensive players of all time

Originally Published: September 24, 2011
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN.com

A writer traveled to Seattle in January 1998 to closely examine perhaps the greatest hands in baseball history, specifically to see that amazing sleight-of-hand thing that Omar Vizquel does. The two played catch for 15 minutes in Vizquel's driveway on a cold, rainy day, the first day Vizquel had picked up a glove in two months. Fifty throws went to Vizquel, seemingly none of which entered his glove, then presto, the ball was in his throwing hand, and on its way back. The writer couldn't see the ...

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