An Interview With The Man Who Caught A-Rod’s 3000th Hit, Zack Hample

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Zack Hample is a famed “ball hawk” who should be known to all New York Yankees fans for him catching Alex Rodriguez‘s 3000th hit.

Zack Hample has a passion for collecting baseballs and goes across the country to snag them to add to his illustrious collection. As of today, Hample has over 9000 baseballs in his collection which includes the final Mets’ home run at Shea Stadium which is one of his most prized possessions.

It is outstanding what this man does, he catches a baseball every time he goes to a game and once even snagged over 30 balls while attending a single game. He has the art of “ball hawking” down to a science and studies each stadium and player to determine where he should play them also where the best sections are to catch a ball.

What Hample does not only is enjoyable for him, but he also donates a ton of money to one of his favorite charities, Pitch in for Baseball. This organization is a non-profit that provides baseball and softball equipment to underprivileged children all around the world. Hample raised over $190,000 for this charity throughout the 2016 season which was surely put towards a good cause.

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He has written three different books, “How to Snag Major League Baseballs”, which was published in 1999,  “Watching Baseball Smarter,” which was published in 2007, and “The Baseball” which was published in 2011.

Hample is surely an impactful personality throughout the baseball world who was nice enough to take some time out of his busy offseason schedule and conduct an interview with Yanks Go Yard: