Lansing Lugnuts pitcher Daniel Norris narrowly avoided a very serious injury during a game last week.
The 20-year-old, who currently plays for the Toronto Blue Jays' Class A affiliate, used quick reflexes when a line drive was launched right back at him and somehow caught the ball in front of his face. After making the grab, Norris took a second to catch his breath.
“Obviously I just thank the Lord that I’m breathing today and I’m alive and well," he told the Lansing State Journal. "It was definitely pretty crazy.”
Norris' face-saving catch was ranked No. 4 on ESPN's "SportsCenter" on Friday.
Im watching people watch my catch on youtube right now in this coffee shop. Their reactions >. 'Oh gosh. Hes dead.'- Not dead.. behind you..
— Daniel Norris (@DanielNorris18) August 20, 2013