Catching a baseball at Major League is like a one-in-a-million chance. For sports enthusiasts, every catch is worth throwing a party for.
But Zack Hample is different. For a feat that is so hard to achieve, Hample has done it not just once but for a staggering 7,537 times.
The man who lives in Manhattan, New York, keeps all the baseballs he catches in his apartment, and he promised himself that he wouldn’t stop unless the count reaches 10,000.
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The 36-year-old baseball fan had already spent over $100,000 and roughly more than 20,000 hours perfecting his tactics in catching the balls. He might not be good at playing baseball, but he’s fine with just being a pro at catching the balls, being at the right place and at the right time.
He even wrote a book titled How to Snag Major League Baseballs, where he tries to teach people how to catch a baseball at a game. This habit of Hample began when he was just a kid, and as he grew up, he became obsessed with it.
He attends three baseball matches every week when baseball season starts and usually comes up with random techniques to make sure he would not go home without a ball to add to his big collection.