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This fan caught Giancarlo Stanton's 58th dinger thanks to hours of practice

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When Giancarlo Stanton hit his 58th home run of the season in the fourth inning of Thursday's 7-1 win over the Braves, he became the first player since Ryan Howard in 2006 to hit that many in a season. Luckily for the fan who caught it, the dinger came at the end of an entire season of fan-catch practice -- specifically, while the hitters were taking batting practice. That preparation clearly paid off:

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You don't make a reaching catch like that without thorough preparation and warmups. For a discussion of the work behind-the-scenes of that catch, check out the video above.

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