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Shortcuts and checkpoints on the road to skilled movement

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Science  31 Oct 2014:
Vol. 346, Issue 6209, pp. 554-555
DOI: 10.1126/science.1260778

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A split second late or a few inches off the mark, and few would remember. Instead, running with his back to the ball, Willie Mays extended his arm and placed his glove squarely under the 420-foot center field drive. The New York Giants win Game 1 of the 1954 World Series, and Mays, his glove, and “The Catch” earn their place in history.