MLB: Stevie Wilkerson takes sensational catch at Fenway Park to deny Red Sox home run

A spectacular year of sport has seen us treated to a number of brilliant acts of individualism in 2019.

Ben Stokes - on at least three occasions - joined Ellen White, Lucy Bronze, Steven Smith, Kusal Perera and many more in proving just how influential a single sportsperson can be.

But add to that list now the simply breathtaking catch in Major League Baseball which rivals even the greatest cricketing catch.

While Stokes’ stunner against South Africa to open the 2019 World Cup remain fresh in the memory, even the star’s one-handed take has been blown out of the water by this one.

Baltimore Orioles' Stevie Wilkerson took a sensational catch to deny Jackie Bradley at Fenway Park. Mandatory (Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Wilkerson's act can be considered one of the greatest of the year - which is no easy feat. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

For starters, he did not have a fence to contend with.

When Boston Red Sox’s Jackie Bradley Jr connected with the baseball at Fenway Park, he would have expected a home run. Rightly so, given the cleanliness of the hit.

Enter Baltimore Orioles’ Stevie Wilkerson.

With the ball destined for the crowd, Wilkerson leapt and claimed the ball mid-air - while his ribs connected with the fence - and somehow managed to land in style to send onlookers into raptures.

It was a truly astonishing moment to add to the collection for 2019. Watch it above.

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