Nice emails from nice people


September 20, 2016

Hi this is Ryan. I live in Pittsburg. I am only 9 years old. I am a huge fan of yours. I have my own collection of baseballs. I have a 2012 all star game ball. Please reply back to me as soon as you can. I ballhawk and I have a streak of 17 baseballs. Can we meet one time in Pittsburg with my dad. That would make my life



September 20, 2016

Hey zack! Love the videos your my favorite YouTuber! I hope to start ball hawking thanks to you! Hope to see you at FENWAY!



September 19, 2016

Hey zack just wanted to say thanks, you inspired me to go to the park early and try to snag a few balls before the game. For me it is just added fun. Im from Toronto but i was down in Tampa a few weeks ago and begged my parents to go to the stadium early. We went right when it opened and I got 2 toss ups in batting practice. Thanks so much zack, your videos have created a passion in me or at least a hobby for ballhawking. You rock.



September 15, 2016

I have only known about you for a little over a day now, and I must say, what you do is truly astounding. I watched some of your YouTube videos. Your baseball-collecting statistics are impressive, and your knowledge of this sport is also phenomenal. Hopefully I will have the opportunity to meet you one day.



September 15, 2016

Zack, Im a huge fan of what you do, I enjoy watching your videos that you put on youtube. I live in the Dallas metroplex and attend a few Rangers games a year. Do you know when you will be in Arlington next? I would love to meet up sometime and maybe catch a ball or 2 with you.



September 13, 2016

I was watching the dodgers yankees game live on my tv. I saw elsburry hit a dinger and i was like i wonder if zack is there. Then didi cam up and hit it straight to you and i was yelling "THATS ZACK THATS ZACK!!!!!!!" Congrats on the home run catch. Keep it up.



September 11, 2016

Hey Zack.

Just wanted to say I love your passion for baseball and getting baseballs. I watch every single one of your videos on youtube! I myself, played baseball my whole life and have it in my blood still at 27 years of age. I currently live in Viera, FL, home of the Washington Nationals spring training. I went to the Yankees vs. Nationals game this year and got a spring training ball tossed up to me. I'd love to pass this ball on to you and your collection! I am wondering if that's possible? I've attached a picture of the ball.

Also, do you ever go hawking at Tropicana field? It would be a dream of mine to go hawking with you just one time!

Please let me know if you would like the ball!

Best regards

September 10, 2016

Zack I have talked to you in the past and checked out your Twitter and it is so funny how 100 people can say you blocked them to get the Tyler Austin walk off!!! It's ridiculous you inspire people and don't knock them down you have probably brought 500 kids into baseball by what you do. You need to keep doing what your doing and ignore the hate and have fun!!! Screw the Twitter haters have fun! P.s I am one of those 500 kids you have gotten into baseball I hadn't played for 5 years and you got me back into it and now I love it I personally thank you and keep making entertaining videos and having fun!!

September 9, 2016

Hi Zack, my name is Kevin and I'm a huge baseball fan. My favorite team is the New York Yankees. I try to go to a game or two a year which is really what I can afford. I saw you at the game on September 8 but didn't get a chance to talk to you. I was sitting in section 209 row 1 and saw that you got Tyler Austin's walk off home run. That's awesome! I just wanted to say congratulations, and that I'm a huge fan. I love watching your videos and to see the relationship you have with different players. I love getting to the stadium early for BP. I have only been able to get one ball during BP and it was at the old Yankee Stadium in monument park. Thanks for making the videos you make and good luck with everything and I'm excited to see number 10,000. Thanks again.


September 9, 2016

Hey Zack,

BIG FAN, I have been watching all your YouTube videos lately and even met you at Yankee Stadium one day. My friend and I are trying to give ball hawking a shot and we wanted to start at a minor league game and we live by the stadium in Lakewood NJ, we saw your video and wanted to know how you got early access to see Batting Practice? They have a playoff game possibly there Thursday and we wanted to give it a shot. Let me know! Just bought your "Watching Baseball Smarter" book as well!

Thank you,


September 7, 2016

Hey Zack,

I'm a huge Giants fan from San Francisco. I'm a big fan of yours, too. I just wanted to let you know that if you are ever in San Francisco, we often have an extra ticket in the Field Club.

Good luck getting to 10,000!



September 7, 2016


I'm a huge fan and really enjoy watching (and learning) from your Youtube videos. I wanted to ask to see if you have a Korean Baseball Organization ball in your collection. I am currently in the Army stationed in Korea and am starting to go to a lot of Korean games. The season is about over, however I can probably get you a ball next season, that's if you accept balls from random people (or do you prefer on getting them yourself?). Just let me know what (if anything) you would like (game ball or clean toss up).

Attached is a photo of my Korean first toss up (for my son). I am looking forward to using some of your techniques at future games.

For what its worth, I have no issues with you attending the Fort Bragg game. As you know people bitch about everything.

Well take care and best of luck getting those milestone baseballs.



September 6, 2016

Hi Zack, I love your YouTube videos and I would love to meet you sometime. I live in New York and I am a Met fan. I am a young kid hoping to become a successful ballhawk just like you! If you are coming to Citi Field anytime soon I would love to chat for a bit. And, if it's alright with you, i would like to try to get more baseballs then you that game! ;) So anyway thanks for taking the time on reading this message and hope to meet you one day!



September 5, 2016

Hey Zack,

I'm Dave, huge fan from Metro Detroit here, I can't stop watching your videos! Awesome and what great entertainment. Just ordering your books too. Can't wait to check those out.

What I really like in addition to your ball hawking skills and techniques is your passion for the game and how you describe all of these ballparks. I'm fascinated with the layouts and design of each park and you really give me an inside tour of each stadium, I love it!

Wish I could afford to see all of these parks one day! I do like going to minor league ballparks though for sure, particularly in the Midwest region, do you go to minor league games at all?

Keep rocking what you do! Huge fan and I hope to hear from you one day!



September 5, 2016

Hello Zack,

I just wanted to thank you again for visiting Kansas City. It was a great experience for me and for many fans at the "K". It truly was the highlight of my year and increased my passion as a fan of the pastime. I honestly didn't know what to expect, but you completely exceeded my expectations. You are always thinking and extremely knowledgable…you are a master tactician (someone who is good at making plans in order to achieve particular goals). You are Field General in an MLB park.

Your ballhawking skills are amazing and you carved out a unique niche in this crazy world. I applaud you for your creativity and your unique personality. You, are a 1/1. Moreover, I was so impressed with your kindness towards your fans. That was the best part of the experience. You were extremely gracious with the time you devoted to your fans (and man they were glowing when they saw you). So, that was the best part of the whole experience. Just being an eyewitness to you making people happy made me happy. The mother of [redacted] thanked me for bringing you to the "K" and said that I made a lot of people happy (this was the highlight of the day and I never thought of this until she mentioned it to me).

Your impact on the pastime is profound…I am serious when I say that YOU promoted and increased the love for the great game of baseball to the youth of America. You are a National Treasure and I was honored to see you in action.

I would like to bring you to the "K" in 2017, if you are down with that.

Best Wishes,



August 30, 2016

Hey Zack I emailed you a while ago and you gave me some ballhawking tips. Thanks for that because I went to Baltimore yesterday and got my first ball ever. And it was a BLUE JAYS commemorative ball!! I was so psyched when I looked into my glove and saw the cool logo. I also got three more, but I was ecstatic when I got my first and saw that it was a commemorative! Thanks soooo much!!!



August 29, 2016

Zack hample i am a baseball fan and i am a mets fan and reds i would like to meet you ok my name is billy


August 26, 2016

Hey Zack,

Thanks for being so cool to the group of us at Target Field. It was awesome to meet you and give me a shout when you are coming back to MN because I would love to take you out to lunch next time! You are always welcome in Target Field!

Thanks again,


August 25, 2016

Hi Zack you are literally amazing you do not know I started watching and playing baseball because of you!!! You are q great inspiration to kids like me!!! I literally have watched all your videos and have read all your blogs. The worst part though is I asked my dad to go cause I knew you be there because of the special baseballs but he said no because of the weather! keep doing what your doing and keep posting as many videos as possible!!!


August 23, 2016

Hey Zack,

I've have become obsessed with your blog and your YouTube videos since you caught A-Rod's 3000th hit. I've become a fan of yours since and we've emailed and communicate through your blog a few times and I just want to thank you for getting me into ballhawking. I had been to games for 6 years before last year and had gotten 12 balls in around 30 games. But in the last 2 years since I've read your blog and books I've snagged 19 balls in 11 games and have gotten a ball in 12 of the last 13 games I've been to (Only time I didn't was at Yankee Stadium bc we got there right at game time. Man, that place sucks. Idk how you put up numbers like you do there).

Anyways the last game I went to was A-Rod's last career road game, for now, and I snagged 5 balls, thanks to your tips, and got A-Rod's autograph! I was able to identify everyone that tossed me a ball except for one...

Do you know who this is? I was thinking Anthony Swarzak maybe? Or the young kid Ben Heller? Or even Nick Goody or Blake Parker? I thought you'd be the best person to ask.

Sorry this dragged on so long but I just wanted to thank you for helping me get into ballhawking. It's not always the easiest when you're a 15 y/o boy at jam packed Fenway trying to get a ball. Haha. But I've had a lot more success ever since I've read your blog.

Good luck in the future and I hope to see you at a game sometime soon!



August 21, 2016

Hey Zack, I just want to say I've been watching your videos from the beginning and I love what you do and your videos are what I look forward to every day. Maybe someday I'll meet you at a game.



August 20, 2016

hey zack im 13 years oldand my name is Dallas and a big fan please contact me here if you're ever are going to be at okland or san fracisco really want to meet you at a game thanks


August 19, 2016

Hi Zack! My name is Ari. I am from Detroit, Michigan. I am a huge fan of yours. I collect baseballs but at minor league games. My family takes road trips all around to different minor league parks, and I get around four balls a game. I was just at a game in River City, Iowa. I got a ball there and the seams were red and blue, and they are normally only red. I thought that was cool and I should let you know, because I just watched your video from the Home Run Derby and the seams were also different. I hope you can respond. Good luck with getting more baseballs. Thank you.



August 18, 2016

Dear Zack Hample,
I just want to say that I love your Youtube videos and your blogs. Thank you so much for teaching me how to ballhawk! My life time count is 7 baseballs, it is not as good as yours, but it is a start. I also have over 70 autographs from many famous people. You are the man!


August 17, 2016

Hey Zack, My name is Jack and I am twelve years old. I am a bid fan of you and your videos. I live in San Diego and was wondering if you were coming to town (San Diego) anytime soon. If you are, we could communicate via email. If I am available maybe we could meet up and ball hawk together.

Sincerely Jack


August 16, 2016

Hi Zack

My son and I have really started getting into collecting baseballs over the past year or two because of your videos. We have almost complete the collection of commemorative baseballs after catching some in a bunch stadiums to buying older ones that are hard to find.

We both admire the work you do through the charity donations and the inspiring books you've created, so we are wandering if there is anything we can do to get the Blue Jays commemorative ball that we saw you catch in one of your older videos or the recent picture you posted to you're Twitter of you snagging one at Yankee stadium. I understand you are not interested in handing out balls over to people through the internet and are not here to hassle you but we are willing to possibly buy it off you if you have one lying around in hope that we are one step closer.

You are the inspiration to why we've started this and I hope you continue what you are doing!

Kind regards
Cullen & Ryan


August 16, 2016

Hi Zack im nathan i love your videos ive always wanted to meet you i was wandering when you would go to Rangers Stadium i know u already have but i was hoping you could go again if u do can u plz tell me when u would go and what section u would sit at i have 36 baseballs and i hope to add more thank u

From: Nathan

PS r u going to astros stadium tonight because i am plz respond asap


August 15, 2016

Its neat how quick people want to villainize you! Mentioned you in passing to some sports collector and he went off saying you knock over kids even haha. I asked him to show me a clip of that and he said he'd never watched the vids! Keep up the good work man! People are retards. You're passion is refreshing.


August 15, 2016

Zack I love to see that u continue to give balls away to fans. I don't care what anyone says, I think u r completely genuine and deserve much more respect. Only the true fans will know that ur intentions always r good. Keep up the good work!


August 15, 2016

Thanks so much for replying to my comment from last video u made my month, your vids are amazing and it's really impressive what u do. Your videos always give me something to look forward too. And i get so excited when u upload one. I'm a huge fan and u can always count on of having at least one fan no matter what which would be me. Have a great night.


August 12, 2016

Hey Zack, I saw you at Fenway last night when I was checking in for the game. It made my night that you actually waved and said hi back. I would have loved to get an autograph but it just wasn't the right time. I just wanted to say a quick thanks.
From, Aedan


August 12, 2016

Hi, my name is Rachel and I was at Comerica Park on May 17, 2016 and you gave me and my friend a baseball but at the time I didn’t know who you were. I was wondering when you will be at Comerica Park again because it would be fun to meet up with you and get a picture. I hope you reply.


August 12, 2016

Dear Zack ( the greatest ballhawk of all time) hample I went to the mets Diamondbacks game on Thursday and I used your tips to snag 5 baseballs and 2 t-shirts I brought both teams caps, rosters of both teams, and got there for batting practice. Today's my birthday and I hope my parents do a watch game with Zack. Also I have read all your blogs. Your number one fan Ben


August 11, 2016

Dear Zack Hample

My name is Justin I am From Riverdale in the Bronx . I will be at A Rods Finally game tommrow night I was wondering if you will be attending the game . I am a huge fan of your YouTube videos catching baseballs and attending every single ball park . My question is will you be attending today's game since you caught A rods 3,000 hit ball . I hope I will see you at the game tommrow I be there For Batting practice

Sincerely Justin


August 11, 2016

Hey Zack. I started watching you yesterday and now all the sudden I've been spending hours watching you catch balls. I'm going to a Blue Jays game on Monday and I hope to catch my first baseball by using your strategies. It would be cool to meet you someday, hope to see you around at a baseball game or something. Thanks for making great content for all of us :) Love your videos.



August 10, 2016

Hey Zack, I just wanted to tell you that I am a huge fan of you and your videos. I think what you do is really awesome. I live in Tampa and am an absolutely huge Rays fans, and I love seeing your videos of all these amazing parks. Keep being awesome!!

Jacob F.


August 10, 2016

Hey Zack,

My name is Josh. I was never into baseball before I started watching your videos. About three months ago I saw one of your videos on YouTube and I figured I watch it. After that I watch a couple more and I really got inspired. So I figured I turn on notifications to your video so I know when they go out so I can watch them. Today I am a HUGE baseball fan. I saw your Blueclaws video on YouTube and I was like damn because I was there the day after you were and I really wanted to meet you but oh well. I am a New York Yankees fan and so I see you go to a lot of their game so maybe we can meet up there once. Just recently I went to Lakewood Blueclaws game. I got 4 baseballs and even a bat after the game! Your videos have inspired me to be a huge baseball fan. This email is all about just saying thanks! I would really appreciate it if you can respond to me, it would be an honor.

Thanks, Josh


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