Man Catches Baseball Dropped From Helicopter 1,000 Feet in Air at Lowell Spinners’ Park (Video)


On Sunday afternoon, one lucky Indians fan managed to catch four foul balls in the same game, a feat of luck some were placing the odds at one in one trillion. To that, Zack Hample can only scoff.

The 35-year-old sportswriter has caught nearly 6,800 baseballs in the stands of major league games over the course of his life. He’s even written a book, How to Snag Major League Baseballs, based off his supposed talent.

However, Hample’s latest feat is clearly a matter of skill more than luck.

Just about a year ago, Hample was going to attempt to catch a baseball dropped from a helicopter 1,000 feet in the air. Unfortunately, high winds caused the FAA to scuttle the stunt, but, over the weekend, Hample was back at it.

Outfitted with a catcher’s mitt provided by Rawlings and a full complement of protective gear (according to The Metro, the ball reached 95 mph on its 12-second drop), Hample tried the stunt again Saturday. Despite some overcast conditions, Hample coolly reeled in the ball in the outfield of  LeLacheur Park, home of the Red Sox’ Single-A affiliate Lowell Spinners.

Check out what Hample is claiming to be a world record in the video below.

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