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Having a ball: Fan catches 2 homers at single game

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NEW YORK (AP) - Zack Hample leads the majors in hogging home run balls.

The 35-year-old New Yorker picked up Arizona rookie Didi Gregorius' first big league homer in the right field seats last night at Yankee Stadium.

Then he caught a tying drive by Francisco Cervelli of the Yankees in left.

He says he moves all over the place constantly when he's at the game. But he admits it was a lucky night. He says "People don't notice the seven games I've been to this year and didn't catch a home run."

Hample is the author of the 1999 book "How to Snag Major League Baseballs"

He also caught two homers in one game at Baltimore's Camden Yards on May 13, 2010.

By Hample's count, he's come up with 29 home run balls.

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