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Marco Polo
07-05-2005, 02:12 PM
http://www.benmaller.com/archives/2005/july/05-pirates_fan_gets_three_foul_balls_in_15_minutes.html

From the article:

In the 30 or so years Doug Rohrkaste has attended Pirates games, he never once snagged a foul ball as a souvenir.

"Never even came close," he said.

But, in an extraordinary sequence June 22, Rohrkaste grabbed a souvenir off the bat of Jason Bay, then snared two more balls on consecutive pitches to Jack Wilson an inning later. That trifecta occurred within about 15 minutes, according to the PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE.

"It was one of the most amazing things that ever happened to me," said Rohrkaste, 38, an Evans City resident who works in risk management for Federated Investors. "The thing that was so unusual was I never had to move more than an arm's length for any of them."

No one knows for sure if such a feat has happened before or what the mathematical odds are, but Rohrkaste has contacted the Guinness Book of World Records, which heretofore has not included a category of foul balls caught in the shortest amount of time.

Goapics1
07-05-2005, 02:14 PM
Prolly cause there was only 15 people in attendance.

Calcountry
07-05-2005, 02:16 PM
This thread is useless without his Section and seat location.