Zack Hample, the guy obsessed with collecting major league baseballs and has a collection of over 6,500 of them, snagged home runs from Diamondbacks rookie Didi Gregorius (in the third inning) and Francisco Cervelli (his shot tied the game in the ninth).
Hample's feat would be strange enough just catching both dingers, but he did it from opposite sides of the outfield.
over the years, is no stranger to the TV cameras. He caught Barry Bonds career home run No. 724 and written three books about his expertise in the stands.
Hample tweeted (@zack_hample) after the Gregorius homer: “So, yeah, I snagged Didi Gregorius’s first MLB homer tonight at Yankee Stadium. Gonna meet him after the game:” After the Cervelli blast to left, Hample said, “Yep, that was me catching Francisco Cervelli’s home run in the bottom of the ninth. Two homers for me tonight!”
You could say I was pretty excited after catching the 2nd home run: i.imgur.com/Gqymda0.jpg
— Zack Hample (@zack_hample) April 19, 2013