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WATCH: 65-year-old Cubs fan makes catch of the season

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A Cubs fan making a catch on the railing of the Wrigley Field outer wall. Photo: Video by YouTube | Photo: YouTube

WATCH: 65-year-old Cubs fan makes catch of the season

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Aug 12, 2014

A 65-year-old Chicago Cubs fan nearly risked his life to make arguably the best catch we've seen all season in Major League Baseball.

Mike Pullin, from Rochelle, Illinois, was seated in the last row of Wrigley Field's left field bleachers, which border Waveland Avenue. The Milwaukee Brewers' Mark Reynolds slammed a home run, which was the first run in their 3-1 win Monday night.

The ball was about to fly onto Waveland Avenue when, as the Cubs' web site reveals, Pullin used his glove, put his waist along the back railing and bent over the railing to make the catch.

The visual of the catch makes it appear that if he had lost his balance, he could have fallen over the railing and been at least seriously injured.

However, he said it was a pretty routine play.

"I saw the ball coming, and it's a pretty easy catch for me," said Pullin. He told Cubs.com that he had more than three decades of experience playing softball.

He then grabbed a ball which CSN Chicago broadcaster Len Kasper said was one his dog chewed up, and in Cubs tradition, threw what fans thought was a home run ball onto the field.

Watch the full video below.

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A lifelong sports fanatic whose grandfather appeared on a weekly show in the early years of 620WTMJ, Jay was well-groomed for a career with Journal Broadcast Group and WTMJ.