Another sunny day in Pittsburgh got out to a great start thanks to Joel Hanrahan.
He threw me ball #1 near the beginning of batting practice, and then went on a generous binge of tossing balls to virtually every fan in attendance during the Pirates STH only time. I believe every ball he shagged was flipped into the bleachers. As a side note, Hanrahan’s toss to me was my 100th thrown ball of 2010.
Ball #2 was a home run from Lastings Milledge that hit a bleacher and popped up into the air about 10 feet. I snagged it when it was on the way back down.
Ball #3 was also a home run hit by Milledge. It was hit deep over my head, and I had to dive on the concrete underneath this stairway
Game: 7 balls ( 3 hit, 2 thrown, 1 device, 1 found )
Season: 465 balls (234 hit, 101 thrown, 62 device, 62 found)
Balls in the month of August: 114
Games: 71 games
Average: 6.55 balls per game
2010 Game Balls: 5
Career: 1,043 balls
Streak: 167 consecutive games attended with at least 1 ball snagged.
Balls in the month of August: 114 (25 needed to break 1 month record)
Balls needed to break single season record: 79