Zack Hample: When Fandom Becomes a Career Obsessive baseball fan has snagged 3,123 baseballs at 42 different major league stadiums. He blogs, appears on TV and radio, gives stadium tours — and his new book is Watching Baseball Smarter: A Professional Fan's Guide for Beginners, Semi-Experts, and Deeply Serious Geeks.
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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.

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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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