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PARKVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — It’s a feat for anyone to catch a ball at a Major League Baseball game, but one local O’s fan caught three home runs three nights in a row.
Andrea Fujii has the story.
It was a fantastic hit and an even more impressive catch in left field. That catch came not from a player, but a fan.
“My extreme luck, right place, right time,” said Tim Anderson.
Anderson has been in the right place three times, catching three homers in three nights last week when the O’s took on the White Sox at Camden Yards.
“We got Carlos Quentin, J.J. Hardy and Alexei Ramirez,” said Anderson.
The 17-year-old has been to 41 games so far this season and always tries to sit in the aisle to ensure the utmost mobility.
“Knowing where you want to move before each ball is hit,” said Anderson.
Anderson’s collected dozens of Major League baseballs, and many times tosses them back with friendly notes on them when players are practicing.
He’s received national attention for his three catch feat, and now is taking some time off while the O’s hit the road.
“I’ll be there right when they come back to hopefully catch another ball,” said Anderson.
Anderson just missed catching number four when Hardy hit a homer nearly right to his seat. But Anderson was doing a phone interview with ESPN.
Anderson doesn’t plan on selling the balls. Instead, he keeps them as mementos and gives them to kids.