Ten year ago today, Endy Chavez made an unbelievable catch that will always be remembered as one of the best in Mets history and in Major League Baseball postseason history.
Leaping as high as he could over the fence in left field to rob Scott Rolen of a go-ahead home run and then having the presence of mind to throw into the infield to double off Jim Edmonds at first base to end the inning.
Unfortunately, Game Seven of the 2006 National League Championship Series will be remembered for the Mets failed opportunities in the sixth and ninth innings. AS well as Yadier Molina hitting a two-run homer off Aaron Heilman in the top of the ninth that gave the Cardinals a 3-1 win to secure a spot in the World Series.
It was the culmination of a great season for Chavez who had a career year at the plate with his .306/.348/.431 slash line during the 2006 regular season. He would go on to play two more seasons for the Mets as an outfield reserve before being traded to the Seattle Mariners.
After a season in the minors in 2010, Chavez returned to the big leagues with the Texas Rangers in 2011 to hit .301/.323/.426 in 274 plate appearances.
He struggled for the Baltimore Orioles in 2012 before playing his final two seasons in the majors with the Mariners. Chavez resurfaced with the Bridgeport BlueFish this year where he hit .345 and won the Atlantic League batting title.
No matter what Chavez did in the ten years since The Catch, he will always have a special place in the hearts of Mets fans.