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.

Comments (4)
  1. Steve says:

    I think the most shocking part of the story is that someone went to an Orioles game three nights in a row…

  2. Dale says:

    First off- good for him- he’s a hell of a catcher and very fast… but, Wow! Did you see those empty seats? That is sad. Someone shouldn’t be physically able to spring across 25 rows of seats to catch a ball. Pretty sad for a MLB team!

  3. Hardy says:

    He is fun to watch and I did see him give balls to kids while I was at the game. He loves catching the balls but stated to us he much rather see the seats full cheering for the Orioles

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