Former Illini almost catches Derrek Lee’s homer

On Sunday night, the Chicago Cubs beat the Reds 5-2 thanks to some timely hitting by some part-timers, Koyie Hill. 

But Derrek Lee had a solo shot, too.  And for those Illini baseball fans who were paying attention, they might have noticed who attempted to catch the ball. 

None other than former Illini thirdbaseman, Dominic Altobelli.


Alas, Lee’s homerun ball bounced off the wall out of Altobelli’s grasp and went back in to the outfield grass. 

Here’s the video of Lee’s homer and Dom just missing the catch.

Nice try, Dom!

Altobelli just finished his first season with the Casper Ghosts, the A affiliate for the Colorado Rockies.

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