Yankee Fan Catches Home Runs On Consecutive Nights
A fan sitting in the bleachers at Yankee stadium caught two home run balls on two consecutive nights. The remarkable feat was caught by the Yankees broadcast crew, who noticed that the man who caught a homer Wednesday night had a similar celebration dance to a man who caught a ball last night. Eventually, they showed the home run catches back-to-back.
The homers were caught by Zach Hampel, a who tell you that his feat was anything but a fluke. Handle is what is known as a "ballhawk", a fan who is obsessed with catching baseballs at games. He has even written a book on the subject.
Final score: Zack 7, White Sox 6, Yankees 2.
• 7 balls at this game
• 481 balls in 62 games this season = 7.8 balls per game.
• 558 consecutive games with at least one ball
• 124 consecutive games at Yankee Stadium with at least one ball
• 11 game balls this season (not counting game-used balls that get tossed into the crowd)
• 3 game home run balls this season (all of which were caught on a fly at Yankee Stadium)
• 122 lifetime game balls (115 foul balls, 6 home runs, 1 ground-rule double)
• 20 lifetime game balls at Yankee Stadium
• 3,758 total balls