06/29/2014 12:59 pm ET Updated Jun 29, 2014

Phillies Broadcaster Catches Home Run Ball, Then Throws It Back (VIDEO)

Philadelphia Phillies play-by-play announcer Tom McCarthy was in the right place at the right time when Atlanta Braves slugger Freddie Freeman crushed a home run at Citizens Bank Park on Friday night. The ball was launched over the fence in center field and right where the broadcast team was set up. McCarthy caught it and made it look easy as his partners, former Phillies players Jamie Moyer and Matt Stairs, cheered him on.

But because the homer was hit by a Braves player, McCarthy didn't have the ball for long. Right after McCarthy caught it, Moyer and some Phillies fans started to pressure him to throw it back.

McCarthy gave in and threw the ball back onto the field.