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Zack Hample, Who Caught Alex Rodriguez’s 3000th Hit, Plans to Keep Baseball for Now

FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2013, file photo, New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez heads to the dugout during their 5-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox  in a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston. The U.S. government says New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez paid his cousin almost $1 million to keep secret Rodriguez's use of performance enhancing drugs. In court documents filed last week in Miami, federal prosecutors say Rodriguez paid $900,000 last year to settle a threatened lawsuit by Yuri Sucart, who had worked as Rodriguez's personal assistant. Sucart, in a letter from his lawyer, threatened to expose Rodriquez's PED use if he wasn't paid $5 million.(AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)
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D.J. Short, NBC SPORTS

 

 

NEW YORK (NBC Sports) — Alex Rodriguez hit a home run for his 3,000th hit last night and the ball ended up in the hands of Zack Hample, a Yankees season ticket holder who is well known for snagging home run balls. He claims to have caught 8,161 baseballs at stadiums around the country and has even wrote books about it.

That Hample caught the historic homer was interesting, especially in light of what he tweeted (it has since been deleted) on Thursday night in response to a question about what he would do if he caught it:

 

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