Major League Baseball notes Phillies fan’s wife-saving catch

The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — Major League Baseball has honored a Philadelphia Phillies fan for making a wife-saving catch and, no, Elmer Fudd is not the new commissioner of baseball.

Dennis Pollock’s catch May 16 at Citizens Bank Park really did save his wife, Louise, from getting hit in the face by a foul ball. says Major League Baseball has named Pollock’s bare-handed grab the Best Fan Catch of the Year. The honor was announced Friday at the Esurance MLB Awards show.

The Phillies were playing the Miami Marlins when Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis fouled off a pitch that was headed right toward Louise Pollock’s face.

Pollock says he reflexively grabbed for the ball and is now getting recognized in public as “the guy who caught that foul ball.”