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(Major League Baseball)   Good: Catching a home run ball. Better: Catching two home run balls. Best: Catching two home run balls from the same player   ( divider line
    More: Unlikely, Chris Carter, Astros, home runs, no-hitter  
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892 clicks; posted to Sports » on 13 Aug 2014 at 7:30 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-08-13 06:15:22 PM  
I calculate the odds of this occurring are 27-1

Truly amazing
2014-08-13 07:51:23 PM  
2014-08-13 08:41:50 PM  
Fun Fact: The same guy caught both the Lance Berkman HR and the game-winning Chris Burke HR during the 18-inning Game 4 of the NLDS.

More Fun Facts: I considered shooting heroin during that game.  It was stressful being an Astros fan that day.

Nowadays...not so much stress, but a whole heaping of misery.
2014-08-13 10:02:03 PM  
My "favorite" example of a double catch, as it were, only because it's so damned unlucky: Richie Ashburn hit the same lady twice with foul balls in the same at-bat.

On August 17, 1957, Richie Ashburn of the Philadelphia Phillies hit spectator Alice Roth with a foul ball, breaking her nose. As Alice was being carried off the field on a stretcher, Ashburn hit her with another foul ball, breaking a bone in her knee.
2014-08-13 10:17:22 PM  
Oh. I thought an outfielder made a leaping catch and robbed a guy of a home run twice in the same game. That would have contained significantly more entertaining agony.
2014-08-13 10:47:49 PM  
My MSPaint skills are weak, but I made this recently.  Figured it would be as good as any place to share . . .
2014-08-13 11:33:26 PM  
I was hoping for Bartman
2014-08-14 12:38:59 AM  

uber humper: I was hoping for Bartman

Well, earlier tonight a Chicago team did give up a bunch of runs after a shiat play, but a fan wasn't involved.
2014-08-14 03:06:01 AM  
I want to believe.
2014-08-14 09:48:44 AM  
It's Houston.  How many fans were actually in the stands to compete with?
2014-08-14 02:48:16 PM  
What had that lady done to make Richie Ashburn so mad?
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