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August 9, 2012

Catcher Gets First Career Steal...Keeps Base

Step aside, Michael Bourn, the Atlanta Braves have a new threat on the basepaths.

David Ross.

After more than ten seasons in the bigs and 636 career games, the backup catcher swiped his first base Wednesday night as the Braves upended the Philadelphia Phillies 12-6.

But here's the best part about 35-year-old's inaugural theft...dude was actually able to go all Rickey Henderson get the base from the Phillies grounds crew following the game.

“I’m going to have it in my house so everybody knows I at least got one,” Ross said. “I’m pretty proud of it. I got a good jump, that’s for sure. I better get a good jump if I’m going to steal a base.”

And in case you were wondering (you weren't), Ross's career best was back in 1999, when the then-22-year-old swiped five bases for the Vero Beach Dodgers.

***Click the picture above to see the spectacular highlights!***

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