Or his daughters’, as he claims. “Ballhawk” Zack Hample has agreed to give the 3,000-hit ball to the Yankees’ DH. In the case of two wrongs not making a right, I was always in Rodriguez’s corner when it came to being paid for achieving milestones. No one held a gun to the Yankees when they […]
Since I posted the first of these on a Thursday, which is known on social media as a time of reflection, I thought to make it a regular thing under this rubric. These are kind of fun; it’s like a box of chocolates — you never know what you’re gonna get. (Actually, I never understood […]
I tuned into the Yankee game on Friday just as Alex Rodriguez was coming to bat, looking for his 3,000th hit. Timing is everything: ARod launched a home run for the milestone. It was the third time a player hit a home run for the magic number, including former teammate Derek Jeter. The difference is […]
With the All-Star Game and consequent Fan Fest about to take place in New York, it looks like I picked the wrong week to go on vacation… Zack Hample, author of How to Snag Major League Baseballs: More Than 100 Tested Tips That Really Work (as well as Watching Baseball Smarter: A Professional Fan’s Guide […]
♦ The Washington Post published this piece on Tony La Russa’s memoir, One Last Strike: Fifty Years in Baseball, Ten and a Half Games Back, and One Final Championship Season. ♦ Better late than never: It seems the Seattle Post-Intelligencer finally got around to posting a review of Zack Hample’s 2007 publication, Watching Baseball Smarter: […]
Here’s something you don’t see every day. Or ever. Are you paying attention, Zack Hample?
Zack Hample, baseball author and collector extraordinaire, discovered this fun find: an expense sheet for the NY Mets in 1962. The per diem for most of the team seemed to have been $17.15. Today that would be, like, a million dollars.
Zack Hample, who has made a cottage industry about snagging foul and batting practice balls at the stadium, pulled off a coup this week when he caught home runs on consecutive nights at Yankee Stadium. Evidently it’s a rare feat, according to this profile in Newsday. Hample is the author of How to Snag Major […]
From BaseballGB, which takes a look at the game from across the pond.