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Fan will not return Arods 3000th hit baseball. Woul You?

Posted: June 20th, 2015, 12:57 am
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Kyle
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Jun 19, 2015
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While hitting a home run always benefits a team, New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez is probably wishing that his 3,000th hit would've stayed in the field of play—because it doesn't look like he is going to be getting the ball.

Rodriguez became the 29th player in MLB history to join the 3,000-hit club when he homered off Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander in the first inning of Friday night's game. The ball went over the right-field wall and right to known ball collector Zack Hample.

Hample had been asked on Thursday what he would do if he caught Rodriguez's 3,000th hit (if it was a home run, of course). This was his response, which he later deleted:

@Yankeefan98 I'll give him the finger and a dummy ball. That man deserves favors from no one, least of all a fan.

— Zack Hample (@zack_hample) June 19, 2015
Crazily enough, he did actually wind up catching the ball:


Yankees personnel quickly made their way over to Hample to try to negotiate a deal that would result in him giving the ball to A-Rod. No dice.

Hample does not like that Rodriguez has been linked to performance-enhancing drugs, which played into his decision not to give the ball to the player. Mike Gavin of Newsday tweeted out some pretty interesting quotes and information from Hample:


Hample did, however, say that there is a way Rodriguez could wind up getting the ball:


It always becomes a topic of debate when a fan catches a milestone baseball. Given whose milestone this one is, this fan's situation will likely cause a stir.

Should Hample give Rodriguez the milestone baseball? If so, for free or for a certain price?

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Re: Fan will not return Arods 3000th hit baseball. Woul You

Posted: June 20th, 2015, 1:31 am
by Greg2600
I'd sell it.

Re: Fan will not return Arods 3000th hit baseball. Woul You

Posted: June 21st, 2015, 12:42 am
by luiginyc84
Easily sell it. The low estimates are $50K! The kid who gave back Jeters 3,000 hit ball was crazy. Big Jeter fan, but the guy is close to a billionaire. I doubt not having the ball would have bothered him. If I was Jeter or Arod in this case, i would be all for the person keeping and selling the ball if it could help them out.

Re: Fan will not return Arods 3000th hit baseball. Woul You

Posted: June 21st, 2015, 1:20 am
by lanza218
I would but this guy isnt selling which I find crazy

Re: Fan will not return Arods 3000th hit baseball. Woul You

Posted: June 21st, 2015, 5:43 am
by crowbar
Yeah I don't see any reason why he should give it back without compensation. It's just silly.

Re: Fan will not return Arods 3000th hit baseball. Woul You

Posted: June 21st, 2015, 9:50 am
by WOODMO
crowbar wrote:Yeah I don't see any reason why he should give it back without compensation. It's just silly.

Re: Fan will not return Arods 3000th hit baseball. Woul You

Posted: June 21st, 2015, 4:51 pm
by mrira
crowbar wrote:Yeah I don't see any reason why he should give it back without compensation. It's just silly.

Re: Fan will not return Arods 3000th hit baseball. Woul You

Posted: July 6th, 2015, 11:57 am
by lanza218
Well. He did and just got some swag. Although i really feel like the NYY paid him and it is being kept quiet

Re: Fan will not return Arods 3000th hit baseball. Woul You

Posted: July 6th, 2015, 11:58 am
by Greg2600
They paid a charity, which is what the guy said he was interested in.

Re: Fan will not return Arods 3000th hit baseball. Woul You

Posted: July 6th, 2015, 3:26 pm
by lanza218
I kno that but also feel he got some cash since he said that initially