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Zack Hample: When Fandom Becomes a Career

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Hample shows off his 3,000th baseball — snagged at Yankee Stadium. Courtesy Zack Hample hide caption

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Hample shows off his 3,000th baseball — snagged at Yankee Stadium.

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Zack Hample, an obsessive baseball fan, has by his own count snagged 3,123 baseballs at 42 different major league stadiums.

And he's turned his obsession with the game into a career, giving tours of stadiums, appearing on TV and radio and writing books — including Watching Baseball Smarter: A Professional Fan's Guide for Beginners, Semi-Experts, and Deeply Serious Geeks.

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Watching Baseball Smarter

A Professional Fan's Guide for Beginners, Semi-Experts, and Deeply Serious Geeks

by Zack Hample

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A Professional Fan's Guide for Beginners, Semi-Experts, and Deeply Serious Geeks
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