Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Zack Hample: The Ball-Hawk

   Now how, out of all the people, did ballhawk, Zack Hample catch Alex Rodriguez's 3000th home-run  ball? That is a question even I am asking, as Hample seems to be a magnet for baseballs.

   Zack Hample, a baseball enthusiast, caught A-Rod's 3000th hit earlier this week, but declined to give it back. " I have never sold a ball in my life," Hample states in an interview, " and i'm not prepared to give one up now."  If you don't know Zack Hample, get to know him, as you will be hearing a lot about this guy in the future. Hample is what we call, in the modern day, a " ballhawk." One who attends a baseball game and does whatever it takes to get a souvenir baseball. Helping his cause to support why he has so many baseballs,  Hample has attended hundreds of MLB games since the 1990s.

    Hample, a season ticket holder for the NY Yankees, for all long as he can remember, has written best-seller books about how to snag your first MLB ball. Which includes countless tips, such as speaking the basics of other languages to communicate with players of different nationalities. Hample has earned a enormous reputation for the MLB, that has helped him gain much needed popularity for him to continue doing what he loves, ball-hawking. 

   In the picture above, Hample poses with one of the many piles of baseballs he has collected from games, whether they be a foul ball, a home-run ball, or a ball from warm-ups during the pre-game. 

    Check out his website: zackhample.com
   Please order his book, I have read my share of Zack Hample stories, and so should you. 

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