Tagged: Ryan Church

9-17-10 PNC Park

I got to the stadium very late.  I was at the end of a massive line, and since there was only one ticket scanner, and people had multiple tickets to get scanned so they could get their Roberto Clemente busts, I had to wait almost 10 minutes to get inside.

Once I did get into the bleachers, the field was empty.  I had completely missed the Pirates BP.  However, I found out that the Pirates didn’t even take batting practice. 
I thought I might possibly get shut out, but at 5:30, Ryan Church threw me a ball in center field to put me on the board.
Game:  4 balls ( 1 hit, 3 thrown )
Season:  521 balls (251 hit, 122 thrown, 72 device, 76 found)
Games: 81 games
Average:  6.43 balls per game
2010 Game Balls: 5
Career:  1,099 balls
Streak:  177 consecutive games attended with at least 1 ball snagged.
Attendance: 22,939
Balls needed to break single season record: 23