On June 19, 2015 — “@Yankeefan98 I’ll give him the finger and a dummy ball. That man deserves favors from no one, least of all a fan.” – Zack Hample, a Tweet from the fan who caught A-Rod’s 3000th hit. Zack Hample, the author of How to Snag Major League Baseballs: More Than 100 Tested Tips That Really Work, catches Alex Rodriguez’s 3,000th hit, a first-inning solo home run to right field off Detroit ace Justin Verlander. Hample, not a big fan of the New York slugger, will hold on to the historic horsehide for a week, before receiving perks from the Yankees for catching the ball, including getting the team to donate a significant amount of money to Pitch In for Baseball, a children charity that gives equipment to the underprivileged kids.

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