Noted ballhawk donating $100 to charity for each ball caught at Fort Bragg game
Zack Hample is donating $100 to charity for every baseball he catches at Sunday night's Braves vs. Marlins game at Fort Bragg
Sunday night, the Marlins and Braves are playing a historic game at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. A new ballpark was built for the game, which will then be transformed into recreation fields. Here's everything you need to know about the game.
The crowd is made up almost entirely of military folks and their families. Also in attendance: noted ballhawk Zack Hample. You might remember him as the guy who caught the home run Alex Rodriguez hit for his 3,000th career hit last season. He leveraged the ball into a $150,000 donation for charity.
Hample, who literally wrote the book on catching homers and fouls balls, is already hard at work at Fort Bragg. Check it out:
I just snagged a baseball at my 52nd MLB stadium. So excited to be here at Fort Bragg! pic.twitter.com/xT46d6jhIO— Zack Hample (@zack_hample) July 3, 2016
Fort Bragg commemorative baseballs? Oh yes! Martin Prado just tossed this to me after the 3rd inning. pic.twitter.com/OQoGJfExbR— Zack Hample (@zack_hample) July 4, 2016
Many folks consider Hample an attention seeker and are generally annoyed his presence at games, so it's no surprise that many were upset to see him at the game. In fact, the 82nd Airborne called him out on Twitter:
Good gravy. For what it's worth, Hample says he got a ticket through a friend who lives at Fort Bragg.
To Hample's credit, he says he is planning to donate money to charity as a result of the baseballs he catches at the Fort Bragg game. Check it out:
I've decided to donate $100 per baseball that I snag today to https://t.co/B7S73jb999. I'm also giving all my balls away today except one.— Zack Hample (@zack_hample) July 3, 2016
Good on Hample. There's never a wrong way or a bad time to help raise money for charity.
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