Thursday was the sixth anniversary of the original airing of the MLB Network’s “Countdown 75 Most Spectacular Defensive Plays in MLB History.”

It was also the sixth anniversary of one the great oversights in the history of the MLB Countdown series.

See if your Sox-centric brain can determine what the oversight is.

Here are the four Sox plays in the original MLB Countdown show on defense:

41) Ivan Calderon’s wall-scaling catch in left field at Tiger Stadium on July 27, 1987

15) Tadahito Iguchi’s flying throw to first from second base in 2006

8) Dewayne Wise’s catch that preserved Mark Buehrle’s perfect game on July 23, 2009

6) Buehrle’s between the legs throw to first base on Opening Day 2010

What’s missing?

Where is Juan?

Juan Uribe’s diving catch into the stands in Houston in Game 4 of the 2005 World Series is nowhere to be found on this list.

How can that be? It only came on baseball’s biggest stage and helped cement the Sox first title since 1917.

If nothing else, the snub prompted the following thread on the message board (where I posted as “StatManDu):

Since the original airing of that program I can think of only one play which is worthy of a list like this. 

On July 4, 2015, Avisail Garcia made a homer-robbing, over-the-wall grab in right of a Chris Davis fly at U.S. Cellular Field which saved David Robertson’s bacon.

What am I missing?


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