Woman Takes Off Prosthetic Leg To Catch Home Run Ball At Baseball Game

A truly ingenious woman took off her prosthetic leg and used it to catch a home run ball at a baseball game this week. Shannon Frendreis went to see the Chicago White Sox game with some friends when the ball came hurtling towards her seat. Instead of panicking or ducking out of the ball’s path, she removed her prosthetic limb and caught the ball with it, which the crowd absolutely loved. How much fun is this?!


Five beers in, and taking my leg off to catch a ball seemed like a great idea #fypシ #mlb #chicago #barstoolsports #amputeelife @Barstool Sports

♬ original sound – Shannon Frendreis

  1. Shannon admits she was “five beers in” at the time. Thank goodness for that, or she might not have come up with such a fantastic idea! How she managed to catch the ball with her prosthetic limb – and the fact that the whole thing was caught on camera – is downright miraculous.
  2. She uploaded video of the accomplishment on TikTok. “Five beers in, and taking my leg off to catch a ball seemed like a great idea,” she captioned the clip. Couldn’t agree more. The video shows the ball flying towards Shannon, who held her leg in the air and watched as it sailed right in. Maybe the team should sign her!
  3. Unsurprisingly, the clip has since gone viral. At the time of writing, it has nearly four million views, 500k likes, and thousands of comments from people who are as in awe of this amazing feat as I am! She even got featured on local television for her catch!
  4. This is a once-in-a-lifetime thing. The chances of this ever happening again are pretty slim, but that’s part of what makes it so awesome. Great catch, Shannon!

Jennifer Still is a writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience. The managing editor of Bolde, she has bylines in Vanity Fair, Business Insider, The New York Times, Glamour, Bon Appetit, and many more. You can follow her on Twitter @jenniferlstill