by David Rhode
There are few times when we can say that someone is truly unique…a true one of kind person. Pitch In For Baseball has the pleasure of associating with one such person. You may have already heard of him. His name is Zack Hample.
A kid at heart hardly describes Zack’s enthusiasm for baseball. Zack has been attending games his whole life, but that’s far from a unique story. Zack snags baseballs at games and does so at a rate that is hard to believe. Last season he snagged over a 1,000 batting practice, foul balls, home run balls and various other balls at Major League stadiums. He has snagged just over 5,900 balls at 49 different parks in his lifetime including a streak of over 800 consecutive games with at least 1 ball.
For the last 3 years, Zack has generously donated to Pitch In For Baseball by having folks pledge a certain amount for each ball he can grab during a season. He’ll surpass $20,000 in donations by the end of this season. You can join the team of folks helping in this fashion by registering here.
Moreover, Zack is an accomplished author of 3 baseball books. They make a great read for any fan of the game.
In this “me too” world, Zack has a number of followers and I daresy wanna bees. But for those who’ve met him there is only 1 Zack Hample and I’m glad he’s our friend.