Nice emails from nice people


May 20, 2017

Zack, my name is Andrew and I've been watching your videos for roughly around 3 months and watched almost all your ballpark videos and you really inspired me to start ballhawking. I've only tried once and came up empty :( I'm really trying to get my first ball. I was wondering if you could respond to my DM I sent you on Instagram. My username is @[redacted] and I'm just seeing if you could give me some pointers on getting balls at Camden Yards and PNC Park. I also am asking if you could tell me when you are going to Camden next so I can meet you cause it's my dream to meet you in person. I know you probably won't see this but it's worth a shot I guess. Thanks for all you do Zack.



May 20, 2017

Zack you are a very patient man. I commend you for taking all that time to show the fans some love. The Go-Pro is a solid change-up from the usual vids; I enjoyed it. It was cool seeing you catch a ball from a different perspective. Keep up the good work!



May 13, 2017

I was wondering if you will be going to a phillies game on July 9th. I thought it would be cool to see you after I just got your book Watching Baseball Smarter.



May 11, 2017

Nice grab at the Yankees game. My 6 yr old saw the catch and started shouting that's Zack. That is Zack he has see all your videos and was pumped. Especially we live in Houston and that was an Astros HR. HE wanted to say hello. His name is Landon.
Thank you,


May 11, 2017

Hey Mr. Hample! Huge fan! Going to the Chicago Cubs game on June 6th in Chicago vs the Marlins. It would be great to see you there and see you snag a few home runs! Good talking to you! Hope to see you at an MLB game soon.



May 11, 2017

Hey Zack!

My name is Ashley and i'm a HUGE fan of your videos. I saw your video at SunTrust Park and i saw where you said you were coming back for a game in May and i was just wondering what game and if we could meet up? I live in Atlanta and am always at Braves games and would love some tips on how to catch balls and stuff because sometimes i be struggling to even get one at a game haha, but yeah i'd love the opportunity to meet up if there is one!

Thank you!


May 10, 2017

Hi there, This is Andy I am eleven years old and I watch your YouTube videos all the time. I have been thinking about it and just wondering if you will ever go to the Astros game. I live in Houston so of course I would want that stadium but please reply back to me as soon as possible if you get the email and please tell me when you will get to Minute Maid Park. If so just please contact me. If not just tell me if you ever get to The Ball Park of Arlington home of the Texas Rangers and I will hope to come.


I live in Houston, Texas


May 10, 2017

hey zack this is grace I’m a big fan of your youtube i was wondering if i could meet you and catch some foul balls i live in minnesota thanks grace.


May 9, 2017


I had a great time seeing you on 5/9 at Citizens Bank Park. It was really cool to watch you ballhawk at your finest right in front of my own eyes. I watch all your youtube videos so it didn’t catch me by surprise when you were right over me to catch a BP home run. Anyway, I’ll be on a baseball tour to see 9 different MLB games at MLB stadiums in the midwest. That tour spans from July 13-25. I was just wondering if I have a chance of seeing you during those dates. Also, I’m always at Citizens Bank Park, so I hope to see you there again.

A huge fan of yours,


May 9, 2017

Dear Zack Hample the best ballhawker of all time,

Thank you so much for all that u have thought me about ballhawking. I am currently 14 years old and love to ballhawk. You have been such a great role model to look up to for the past 3-4 years. I would just like to thank all that you have done for me and my ballhawking career. I have also entered to win that Evan longoria autograph hope you pick me to win @steven.Gordon26 Also you probably don't remember but I took a picture with you last year at citi field and also all 3 of your books are insane! Thx again

From one of your biggest fans, Steven


May 9, 2017

Hi Zack, I have been a big fan and following you since you snagged A-Rod's 3000th hit. I was hoping you could be part of my Make A Wish if you were here. I am going to start treatment again at Sick Kids for brain cancer which has come back, but I know I will be strong enough to go to a game if you were here. I couldn’t believe that I missed you when you were here in Toronto at Rogers Centre. I was at the game the next two days and caught a ball from Aaron Loup at batting practice. I hope you plan to come back again and I would love the chance to meet with you.

Here’s my number if you could call or text if you are in town - [redacted].



May 8, 2017

Hey Zack, I live in Wausau Wisconsin ad love going to brewers games when I get the chance. I love watching your videos at the new baseball parks you go to. Whenever I have the chance I am watching your videos. I love watching your videos because I like seeing you be able to get all those balls and have that much fun at major league balll parks, but I also watch them because I myself have never gotten a ball at a major league stadium and I am just trying to figure out what is a better way to get one by watching your videos. If you could respond back that would be great, but I know you are a very bussy man.



May 7, 2017

Zack I'm 15 years old and I love watching your YouTube videos. I think it's amazing how you find a way to catch so many baseballs. My family and I have gone to 11 games in the 7 years and we've only gotten 6 baseballs total! Anyways, we're going to the Home Run Derby in Miami this year and it would be the highlight of my year if I'd see you and be able to get a picture with you.
Thanks from Your Fan,


May 1, 2017

Hi Zack, my name's Bobby and I just LOVE your videos! I live in Michigan, so I go to Comerica Park to see the Tigers play around 20 times a year. One day I was searching around YouTube for something to watch and a video of you comes up about A-Rod's 3000th and I watched it. I then found your channel and binged-watched all of your older videos. I took your strategy from the Comerica Park video to the White Sox vs. Tigers game on April 30th. There ended up being no batting practice, which was a bummer, but about 10 or so minutes before the game started, I saw nobody by the White Sox dugout, so I walked down there to see Tim Anderson get overthrown by Todd Frazier and the ball rolled to the wall. Tim then flipped the ball right to me. The first thing I saw on it was a very in good condition Arizona 2017 Spring Training logo and I was super excited. I wouldn't have known what that ball was or to even go down to the dugout if it wasn't for you. It would be an honor to meet you or for you to even see this email.

Thanks for the great advice and AMAZING videos!

Bobby :)

PS: Here are a couple of pictures of the ball I got.
(If the pictures look weird at first, you may have to click on them)


April 30, 2017

I'm a huge fan from Springfield Ma and I watched allot of your YouTube videos. I'm 12 years old and I love watching the red Sox. I was wondering if I can get an autograph baseball or picture? Are mlb balls harder than balls at the store? Thank you very much sir hope to hear from you.



April 30, 2017

Dear Zack,

I have watched your youtube videos for a while now and it would be a dream come to catch a major league baseball at Target Field! If you are ever in Minneapolis this summer I would love to go to a game with you! I do not play baseball myself, but my cousin does and we are big fans of you and what you do for kids around the world. So, once again, if you are in Minneapolis this summer my cousin and I would love to go to a game with you and catch some baseballs!

Andrew and Lucas


April 30, 2017

I am Kevin I am a huge fan of yours my favorite team is the Kansas City royals I just wanted to say you are really awesome and a huge inspiration to me thank you!

-love, Kevin


April 29, 2017

Zack! Very huge fan of yours!! I am 14 and I live in Charlotte, North Carolina. I go to Charlotte Knights games and also Kannapolis Intimidators games! I will be attending 2 MLB games this year 1 in Colorado and one in Suntrust Park and yes, I'll be ballhawking!! Would love to get a reply and maybe chat with you!! Wish I could meet you and sign my 2 books I have of yours!

Thank you And Good Luck!
P.S GET 10,000!!!



April 29, 2017

I saw you on quick pitch catching a home run ball during the game on Friday morning!!! I was all like "MOM MOM thats Zack Hample!!!!!!"



April 28, 2017

Hey Zack, greetings from Mexico, i’m a big fan of you and your videos, in fact you’ve helped me snag 17 baseballs in the last season. I play baseball and one of my hobbies is to attend the Mexican Baseball League games in Monterrey, the stadium is called “Estadio de Béisbol Monterrey” is where the Sultanes play, the stadium holds up to 28,000 people, you have crazy amount of room to run in the bleachers, the players are friendly for toss-ups and it a cool environment. Zoilo Almonte plays here, Alfredo Aceves too and so many other ex-MLB players. It would be cool if you came here.
Have a good day.



April 28, 2017

Thumbs up for all the thousands of balls you've given to the random ballpark youth and always paying it forward. Peace.



April 26, 2017

Hi Zack,

Just wanted to email you letting you know I am a big fan of your YouTube channel. I live in Baltimore and I actually met you at a Yankee vs Orioles game in New York City last July. I have a good feeling you will be back at Oriole Park this year to snag some baseballs and would love to meet you again. I actually work for the Orioles as an usher and I am usually at every game. If you are coming to a game some time, let me know. I am almost always there for every home game. My section also gets a decent amount of foul ball action. Please let me know if you are coming down. Good luck in getting your 10,000th baseball and I hope you do it at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

All the best,

PS. Game used baseballs this year at Oriole Park have special 25th anniversary logos on them


April 25, 2017

Hi Zack, I am a young fan from Omaha, Nebraska. Do you have any of plans or have you thought about coming to the College World Series to snag some balls. I have been a fan of yours for a few years now. I guess you could say i'm a fellow ballhawk in the making. However, the only team around here is the Omaha Storm Chasers they're the AAA affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. I try to go to as many games as I can, but when you're only 14 you can't drive yourself. Anyway i've started a small collection of balls that I get at those games. I truly average around 4 to 5 balls a game and my total count is around 250 or so. Anyways if you do have any tips for me to ballhawk during a game since they don't take batting practice i'd love to hear back from you. Also, if you do happen to come to the College World Series this year i'd love to meet you in person.

Sincerely, Rusty


April 25, 2017

Hey Zack I know you are busy but can you please respond to me and get to me on instagram please you are my favorite YouTuber and I would love to talk to you.

From Noah Go Yankees!!!


April 23, 2017

Dear Mr. Hample (Zack),

Hi, my name is Jack Steen. I’m 14 years old and live in the suburbs of Boston, and have been going to Red Sox games at Fenway for as long as I can remember. Although it is very hard (even with the Red Sox Nation pass to watch bp on the Green Monster) to catch baseballs there, your tips have helped me catch 38 baseballs in 11 games last season and 2 this season (one game I got 5 baseballs, one of which was a foul ball), giving me an average of almost 3 balls per game. Thank you so much for keeping baseball into my life, and giving me a true passion.

I also go to Spring Training for the Red Sox for a week in February every year, and it is much easier to catch baseballs there, especially at practices and minor league spring training games. Last year, while the Red Sox were hosting the Twins at JetBlue Park, I noticed while atop the Green Monster that a minor league game between prospects of the Twins and Red Sox was taking place on one of the practice fields. I decided to leave JetBlue Park (it was the 6th inning and nothing was happening), and walk over to the practice field. Sure enough, it was a double a game between the Red Sox and Twins prospects, and it was amazing. One umpire, no scoreboard, no crazed fans; it reminded me of my high school games, and it was beautiful. There was also no security, and I stood right behind the dugout. Whenever a Red Sox player made a play, or got a hit, I would cheer with their name, as I had recognized their faces from scouting reports and minor league games. It was only me and my dad, and the players started to notice me. For the next 20 minutes, that is what kept happening. Once the game was over, all of the Red Sox players just walked out onto the main area, where I was, and began the walk to the clubhouse at JetBlue Park. One player, Blake Swihart, came and gave me his bat, saying “thanks for being a fan”. Another, Heiker Meneses, gave me the bag that they used for all of the baseballs, which was an old Red Sox duffel bag that had about 20 baseballs in it. That was one of my greatest experiences in baseball, and I thought I would share it.

I also think that commemorative baseballs are super cool, and because I am still in high school and can’t travel to stadiums (this year Safeco and SunTrust, and I think Camden Yards too) to get commemorative baseballs, I have found a new way of obtaining them without buying them for $30+ on I email people who work for the teams, and ask if I send them a self addressed stamped envelope, if they will send me a baseball back. I have obtained the Mariners 40 year anniversary ball, SunTrust inaugural season ball, Fenway’s 100 year anniversary ball, and a few more are on their way. It is another way for me to become closer to the game I love.

Thank you so much, and please, never stop. Also in terms of the Fort Bragg game, you did nothing wrong, and I’m sure every member of the army that wanted to go to the game did.

From Your Huge Fan,


April 23, 2017

I just happened to see a YouTube about you and was fascinated with your passion.
I am 68 years old and caught my one and only game ball at age 11 in Yankee Stadium.
I was sitting behind the first base dugout and the foul ball hit my glove and fell to the ground. I covered it with my body and my Father had to peel about 8 people off of me!
I still have the ball and 57 years later the memory is still a thrill.
I commend you for being able to relive that thrill over 9000 times and your generosity to charitable endeavors!
Warmest regards



April 22, 2017

Hi Zack!

My name is Toby and I'm 12. A couple of weeks ago I found your videos on youtube and they are awesome! My home stadium is Target Field. Will you be coming this year? I was also wondering, How do you cover all of the costs for your trips?



April 22, 2017

Omg Zack, I am like your biggest FAN!!!!! I love watching all of the videos you post. I am just AMAZED as to how many Major League Baseballs you have gotten over the years. I am trying to do the same and follow in your footsteps.



April 21, 2017

Hey Zack! I'm a huge fan of baseball and live in Cleveland. Me and a buddy of mine were wondering if/when you were coming out to Progressive to catch a game this year, we would love to meet you. If you plan on coming to town, let me know and we can see if we can meet up at the game. Thanks!



April 21, 2017

Hi Zack, I'm a really big fan and I watch most if not all of your videos. I just want to thank you for writing your books and your tips because I caught two balls from the Dodger game yesterday, and one of them was an Adrian Gonzalez toss up, which is one of my favorite players. So I just want to say thank you so much and keep up the great work on your uploads.



April 19, 2017

Hey zack I'm a big fan of yours I just wanted to let you know how much I love the videos and to keep them going! I also met you last season at the meta game hope to see you soon!



April 19, 2017

Hi zack my name is Logan and I am 12 years old I just want to let you know that you make my day every day and you are such an inspiration, is there any way to get an autograph from you?
-thanks, Logan


April 18, 2017

Hi Zack,

Love watching your videos from across the pond in London. Your passion for the game is infectious! Hope to see you over here if the mooted series goes ahead!



April 17, 2017

Hi my name is Robert and I started watching you about 1 year ago and you forever changed my life your an inspiration to me I have read all your books and one day I went to see a Yankee game and used some of your tips and received 6 baseballs. All I want to say is the thank you for changing my life and CONGRATS ON 100,000 SUBZ.


April 17, 2017

Hey Zack,

I love watching your videos! Just wondering if you are planning to come to Coors Field anytime this season? It would be great to meet you in person!



April 16, 2017

Hey Zack,

First off let me explain how big a fan I am of yourself, I think I've watched every video you have posted....TWICE! Your videos are extremely interesting and fun to watch and it makes it seem like I am doing to ballhawking. As a result from your videos I have been an aspiring ballhawk and have taken into account some of your tactics in your videos. As you could guess from the subject line, I do most my ballhawking at Great American Ballpark and from your videos I know how much you love the ballpark. I was curious to see if you were planning a trip to GABP this season. If you are I would love to know when and see if we could meet up and do some ballhawking together, (like a friendly competition) and maybe I could make an appearance in a video. I would love to see a response and looking forward to possibly seeing you at a Reds game this summer.

Davis H
Cincinnati, OH


April 15, 2017

Hey zack,

We were wondering when you were going to be at progressive field in Cleveland this year.
My son is a big fan and would love to meet you.
Thanks so much,

Paul and josh.


April 14, 2017

Hey Zack,

I hope all is well with you sir!  You recently came up as a recommend video on YouTube and I can't stop watching your videos.  I loved the ESPNish catch you made at Nat Park!

So, my question.  Do you sponsor little league teams or do you happen to sell any extra balls that you don't give away?  We're always looking for baseballs and all the good ones are very expensive.

We're taking the team to an Astros game on the 30th and I plan to pick up your book beforehand so I can snag some balls during BP.

Take care, Zack.  I love what you do!



April 13, 2017

Hey! I'm a 12 year old fan that loves watching your videos! I live in Seattle so I have only been to Safeco field. I heard you like it there! I love your baseball glove trick and I look forward to using it the future. I also look forward to going to different baseball parks (especially globe life park, I really want to catch something in the grass). I hope I get to meet you someday!



April 13, 2017

Hello Zack,

My name is Chance. I am 17 years old, a longtime subscriber (almost 2 years now) and love baseball just as you do. My favorite team is the diamondbacks seeing as how I live in Arizona. You have said frequently that Chase Field is one of your favorite stadiums to visit.

I was just wondering if you have plans to come to chase field this year and if so if you already have dates planned out. I'd love go come to a game and meet you to talk baseball.

Best Regards


April 13, 2017

Hi Zack! I'm going to Angels Stadium on May 15th, June 13th, August 4th and 5th, and August 22nd and that's all I know so far! I know your busy but hopefully you come on either of those days! I would really want to meet you soon.



April 13, 2017

Hey Zack,

I am a teenager from Kansas City, Missouri. I was just wondering if I could be able to meet you at a Royals. Are you going to any Royals games this year. If so what date and where could I meet you. I have watched all of your videos and just got all of your books I am finding them interesting and very fascinating. I have a baseball collection of my own and it has 32 baseballs a signed Salvador Perez batting glove and a baseball bat. I also play baseball for a team called the Bombers and a few years ago we got third in state.

One of your biggest fans, Jake


April 12, 2017

Hey Zack, when will you be going to GABP or suntrust because for my birthday I want to go to the same game as you and see how you do it, I have done about 3 reports about you for school, I'm such a big fan.



April 6, 2017

Dear Zack,
I received the autographs and letter a few days ago. Thank you so much for answering and good luck ballhawking this year.


April 5, 2017

I'm your biggest fan and I want to wish you the best in luck this year ballhawking like I said I really enjoy watching your videos and hope I can sometime meet you YOU ARE MY INSPIRATION every morning I wake up and say I hope Zack makes a video today and my mom said who is that I told her you were a legend at ballhawking so now me and my mom really enjoy you making videos for everyone and hope you have the best in luck for ballhawking BTW my name is Reece and I hope me and my mom can sometime meet you. You are me and my moms FAVORITE Youtuber thanks again and best in luck for ballhawking.


April 5, 2017

How many stadiums have you been too? btw you're so awesome you made me fall in love with baseball.



April 5, 2017

Zack I love your videos You have a huge fan all the way from Lima Peru. Where I live we have no baseball so for 3 years I have been trying to convince coaches that me and my friends deserve to play softball. Finally they said that we can start softball in April. You were my inspiration when I wanted to give so thank you so much! I am a huge cardinals fan! Do you plan to go to a cardinals game this year?



April 4, 2017

Hi Zack,

I just wanted to tell you that, on March 16 I went to a spring training game in Orlando for the Braves and Tigers game. I was sitting right behind the Tigers bull pen. I used your toss up strategy that you showed in your videos, saying "toss it up, please" and some glove signals. I caught three post season balls that day and I was so excited. They were all nice and mud rubbed.

Have you made any plans yet for the upcoming season? I Iive in Ontario and was wondering when you'll be in Toronto. I would love to meet you and maybe ball hawk with you. I am 10 years old and I'm a huge fan. I've seen all of your stadium videos from 2016.

Take a look at this picture of my baseballs...

Thank-you taking the time to read my email.



April 4, 2017

Hi Zack!

My name is Jakob! I live in San Diego and am 17 years old. I'm emailing you to wonder when and if you will be coming to San Diego in the 2017 season. I would love to try to come to a game when you are there.

Although I do not have an extensive repertoire of balls as you do, I love to go to BP and your videos have increased my love for ballhawking. You are definitely an inspiration!

Anyways, I'd love to see you at Petco aka the best ball park in America lol!



April 4, 2017

Hello ZACK. When ever I pick up my iPad and watch YouTube many videos catch my eye. When I started clicking on your vids Months ago I realized that every video brought me on a journey. a journey that allowed me to experience the life of baseball greater. I play baseball my self and by watching your vids helps me understand the life of the MLB and how players from Mike Trout,Miguel Cabrera, and even Joey Voto react and how they play the game. Born and raised in Denver I've been to many Rockies games and experienced catching a baseball behind the Rockies dugout , many in fact.But watching your videos takes me on a new journey I love and enjoy. From each ball park to new state each video is a blast to watch and always enjoy the context you post and upload. Don't stop what your doing experiencing the life of the MLB better helps me understand the meaning of walking into the ball park excited to cheer on the Rockies and to just enjoy every journey life takes you. Don't stop and keep uploading. Your the best ZACK keep it up.



April 2, 2017

Hey Zack it's mason Steinberg from Baltimore we emailed back And forth a little last year about the glove trick. I know you don't plan that far in advance but I would love to catch up with you at a game in Camden yards and also hoping you make even more videos for YouTube then last year I love them hands down favorite thing on YouTube. Are you at any of the opening day games


April 2, 2017

Hey Zack you are my most favorite YouTuber ever and like I've watched and subscribed to a lot of YouTubers but you by far have beaten all of them and I love watching all of your videos about baseball as it is my favorite sport thanks and good luck to you on getting many more many subscribers!



April 2, 2017

Hey man I'm a huge Detroit Tigers fan and I was wondering when/ if you are catching any games out there, I'd love to meet you w/ you I'm a big fan!



March 29, 2017

Hi my name is John I watch your videos on your Youtube channel and your videos are great I was wondering if I can get a baseball signed from you and I was also wondering if I can meet you. I will be at Yankee Stadium on May 14th for Derek Jeter day and I will be in section 212 on the main level.


March 29, 2017

Hey Zack, I received the ball and the keychain today. The autograph looks beautiful. Thank you so much again for the giveaway and good luck this season!!



March 27, 2017

Dear Zack,

I am in middle school from Connecticut and a huge fan of you and your videos. You are an extremely talented person and you have an awesome personality. Do you have any planned games at Fenway this year? If so I may be able to meet you if I am there because I am a die hard Red Sox fan and I watch every single game. I also watch all of your videos. Thanks so much and keep up the hard work, it pays off. Good luck this baseball season and if you aren't too busy just reply to this about Fenway. It would make my day and be really cool to meet you. Also, your books are awesome, keep it up.



March 27, 2017

Hello Zack, my name is Adam an I am a huge fan of yours and I've seen all of your ballhawking videos. Since your an expert I wanted to ask if you have any tips for Comerica or Great American Ballpark. I am wondering if devices are ok to pick up balls or where to stad or when to go to the games. If you could reply it would mean a TON!



March 27, 2017

Next time i'll travel to NYC im going to make a stop at your family's wonderfull store. Quick thing, i dunno how i ran into your channel(probably by VICE) and im not even a Baseball Fan(i love football and im also a player and a Ref here in Switzerland) but i love to watch your videos cuz of your passion on doin what u do and inch by inch your are making me a Baseball Fan. Ty from Switzerland and keep up the good work, hope to see you at my very first baseball game next year (also sorry for my poor english)


March 25, 2017

Hey Zack,
My name is Drew and I am one of your biggest fans out there. When I first started watching your channel, I couldn't believe that it was possible to snag over 9,000 baseballs from MLB stadiums. I have kept up with your channel and your blog for almost a year and I think you and your hobby are really awesome. I will be at Kauffman Stadium for the Royals vs Giants game on April 18th and I was wondering if you would be there that day. It would be awesome I could meet you and we could catch some balls together. That would be the best birthday present I could ask for as my dad is taking me for my birthday.
Thanks, from your biggest fan,
Drew G 14 years old


Dear Zack,

I am a huge fan, I haven't been into baseball since I quit playing in 2012. I have always watched the postseason and Yankees and Royals games here and there. I found your YouTube channel this past December and I have watched all the videos. I love Arkanoid, I'm not as good as you. I still play it on the NES my mom gave me. I am trying to get a ball from each of the minor leagues. I already have a Pacific Coast League ball, two actually. I have a Major League Baseball that Commissioner Manfred sent me. I am hoping to get one (or 100) this year at Kauffman or Target Field. I also want to go to Tulsa, OK to get a Texas League ball. Here in Wichita, Kansas we used to have a TL team, but they moved to Arkansas and now we have an American Association team. Our stadium that was built in 1934 might get torn down to attract a minor league team. Hockey is my favorite sport though. Have you been to a game? If not, you should go and try to get a puck. Good luck this season!



March 18, 2017

Hey Zack my friend and I have seen all your videos and have got even more inspired to BallHawk this year. You probably don't know when you will be going to Busch Stadium but when you find out could you tweet it out? Thanks.



March 17, 2017

Dear Zack,

I was wondering if you will be in Philly for the Phillies game on the 23rd of April. My friends, Patrick and Cole, and my brother Liam and I will all be at the game and we are really wanting to meet you. Hope to see you there,



March 16, 2017

Hey Zack,

I just wanted to thank you for all your social media presence. In the pre-internet age, you would've just ball-hawked privately, but it's awesome to see your baseball life online. You let fans live it with you! I'm sure most--or a large portion--of your fans are younger, but I became a baseball fan in my very late-20's. Since most of my immediate family and friends don't follow the sport, it's frustrating not being able to enjoy it socially with friends. Since discovering your videos and MLB Blog, I've been able to experience (that weird, sci-fi like, digital-age, slightly fake, internet) connection to you and the social presence you bring to baseball. Thanks. After googling you to learn more about you, I realized you have some online enemies, but I'm really glad to see that doesn't bother you. You have a cool disposition and seem like a really fun friend/guy to hang with. (Though I was really disappointed to read you don't have a favorite team?!?!?) who do you root for in games? Doesn't that take some of the joy of viewing away? I know I'm much more invested in a game when my team--with the players I know--are playing. Anyways, don't want to be long-winded--just want to thank you for helping me feel sort of adult baseball fan culture. Also, are there any baseball websites, fan places, books or movies you would recommend?

Another great blessing from discovering you has been that you've really helped me connect with my son through baseball more. I came to the sport because he fell in love with it, but your videos and book( on watching baseball smarter) have helped me become more informative, passionate, and proactive with him. As a dad, that's big! Thanks for that. I also introduced him to your videos--lol--and this morning when I woke him up for school, "Daddy, Zack Hample!" were the first words out of his mouth. In age full of such deplorable human beings, I'm so happy, and relieved, to find a social celebrity like yourself who is a good example for my kid! Your mom's in your vlogs, you work, have passion, are ethical, thoughtful, generous, and just have a mature, kind, and responsible personality, so when my 8-year old wants to watch your videos, I don't have to worry about what garbage he might encounter. You talk clean, aren't ghetto, or otherwise offensive.

hanks again. I really feel like you perform some sort of social service for inter-generational baseball fans, fathers, and kids. Keep it all up, man! You got me looking to buy a new glove now--lol!

Hey, and please be safe in all your travels! It's a different world. Peace to you!



March 13, 2017

Hi Zack, How are you? I am a Huge fan of your YouTube videos! My name is Brett from the Pasadena area in California. I'm a huge Angels fan and I also like the Dodgers too! I love your glove trick idea and I can't wait to try it out this season soon! I collected all 30 Fitted MLB hats and have 8 different MLB shirts that I've recently started collecting. It's crazy that you have almost 10,000 baseballs for the collection. I wish I had that many! I am a model builder of MLB, NHL, and NFL stadiums that I do as a hobby!! I was wondering when are you coming out to Angels and Dodgers Stadium this summer because I really want to meet you and get some batting practice tips from the pro!! I got my dad into watching your videos and he also think that your a good public speaker!

-From Brett


March 9, 2017

Hi Zack my name is Adam. I am a huge fan of you. Are you going to any World Baseball Classic games?
Hope I can meet you someday. I love the Phillies.

March 8, 2017

Zack, will you be posting game videos like you did last year???

Love the channel, been following you on your blog since 2009 as a 5th grader and now as I am getting ready to graduate you are still an inspiration to me and your love of baseball has rubbed off on both my brother and I and has made us closer . Thank you for everything! Keep up all the great work.


March 5, 2017

Dear Zack,

My name is Sam and I am a 10-year old boy in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. I am a huge fan of your channel. I was wondering when you are coming to Toronto. I would like to meet you there.

I love the Toronto Blue Jays. My favourite player is Josh Donaldson. I was wondering if you had any extra balls I could have. I would really appreciate it.

Thank-you for sharing so many great tips on your YouTube channel. I love watching your videos.



February 25, 2017

Hey; I live in Minnesota and have always been a Twins fan but have only just recently started watching your videos. Twins single game tickets went on sale today and I was wondering if you plan on coming to Minnesota this season. Would love to do some ball hawking with ya.



February 25, 2017

Zack, just wanted to tell you that it is very inspiring to see your passion for everything you do. I come from Denmark and a have never seen a baseball game, anyway, I love to see all your videos every time they hit my subscription feed. Keep up the good work! :) If you had to pick a match that would be my introduction to the game, which would it be? - All the best from Alexander, Denmark


February 25, 2017

Zack you inspire me and I wish to be like you when I grow up everyday I wake up and know that I want to do something amazing like you are doing. Thank you for making the videos keep it up and I love the Q&A videos I'm a huge fan thanks.



February 25, 2017

Dear "Mr Ballhawk" Zack Hample,

I have recently started to watch your videos on YouTube and to be honest with you, I love them. I love baseball and have played baseball since I was 5 (I'm 13 turning 14 on March 26th) and absolutely love playing the National Pastime. If I could get a reply we can talk baseball occasionally and possibly meet up at Minute Maid one day.



February 22, 2017

Hi Zack,
I live in Romsey England and i am a huge fan of you,
I have family in Atlanta and i have only been to turner field once but i hope to go to Suntrust park in the middle of the year.


February 18, 2017

Hey Zack,

Hope everything is well. Are you going to come down this year to the new suntrust park? If so, you can use my two season tickets free of charge.



February 8, 2017

Hi Mr Hample

I am a regular teenage ballhawk at Nationals Park and have more than 450 baseballs. I am just writing to say thanks for the awesome baseball content that has really helped me to get many more balls than I would have without your content. Also do you think security will get mad at a thirteen-year-old if I use your glove trick at Nationals Park? Thanks and keep up the great content.

One of your biggest fans,


February 4, 2017

Dear Mr. Hample,
I'm a huge fan. I'm thirteen years old. I emailed you before. I live in South Dakota and only usually go to games at target field or Kauffman stadium. Do you have an idea on when you would be there? Also do you think I could get a follow on Instagram? My name there is [redacted] and I would be so psyched. Also, is there any address I could send a letter to to request an autograph? Thank you for reading this.


February 4, 2017

Dear Zack,

Over the past year or so I have read so many of your blogs and watched almost every single on of your Youtube videos. My favorite memory happened on July 22nd when I had the pleasure of meeting you. Not only did you take time out of your day to give me a memory I will never forget, you even gave me one of your baseballs. Later that summer I caught up with you again and again, you took time out of your day to sign the ball that you had given me over the summer. I really just want to say thank you for being so nice and giving me a memory I will never forget and thank you for inspiring me to ballhawk.



January 30, 2017

Good evening Zack Hample, I apologize in advance for the lateness of this email to you. I watched you on YouTube and your impressive with how you figure in the ballpark dimensions to catch a ball and your technique is quite effective. You quite literally have this down to a science and the analysis of patterns in how each batter hits to catch the many baseballs you've acquired over the years. I don't know if you'd remember but, from last season at Chase Field, I met you when the Diamondbacks played the Dodgers that one Saturday, and it was to my amazement that you accomplished your feat that very day in acquiring your 9,000th baseball. I consider myself fortunate that I was able to witness you accomplish such a feat and to quite literally watch you break a record that most likely won't be broken anytime soon. To say your impressive wouldn't even begin to cover it, you a have rare gift that places you in the exact place at the perfect time and you time it perfectly. As I watched you catch those baseballs I was beside myself in astonishment as to how is this guy doing this. I do hope to see you again soon at a Diamondbacks game and may you have a wonderful year of 2017. Keep shagging those baseballs Zack!



January 19, 2017

Hi zack I was at your book store the other day and really liked it I really want to meat you one day at a yankees game or in new york city. I have watched all your you tube videos and will continue to. Please let me know the next time you will be at a yankees game I would love to meat you.

Your fan Aaron


January 17, 2017

Hey Zack,

My name is Todd. I am a pretty big baseball fan (Giants!!) out here in California. I am writing because of my (even bigger baseball fan) son, Ben, who is 13.

I wanted to find out details/costs of the Watch with Zack experience. I think that might be fun for Ben if it could work out. He's a big fan of yours, we've watched all your videos.

We were standing near you at the All Star Game in San Diego last year. I didn't know who you were yet so I thought it was weird that my son wanted to get an autograph from some dude from YouTube. Now I get it! (Ben caught a home run ball in BP before the All Star Game, we think Josh Donaldson hit it). We saw ourselves for a moment in your video.

Anyway, let me know what the details are. We go to a lot of Giants games (usually on the weekends) and A's games (not as often but it's just as close). We also like ballhawking at the Giants AAA facility in Sacramento.

But certainly we'd also consider going down to one of the LA stadiums to meet up depending on your schedule.

Let me know. Thanks for all the great videos!



January 13, 2017

Hey zack I am a big fan of yours my name is Aidan and I'm 13 I love your videos and I have seen all of them at least two times. I ordered your book how to snag major league baseballs online but there were no more copies so it didn't deliver and I was sad. I think it's amazing what you do and I wish I was you. I want to be like you but I'm not getting anything, as you mentioned in your videos u got ur first ball at 12 I believe so I still have a lot of time ahead of me. But if you could give me some advice that would be great, thanks for reading

Ur #1 fan Aidan


January 13, 2017

Hey Zack,

Let me introduce myself, my name is Tyler and I am 18. Currently in college, undecided major. But I write you because if your ever in Minnesota my family and I have season tickets and I am more than happy to help you get in early. Keep up the great work!



January 13, 2017

You are an absolute legend I have only snagged 187 baseball your a huge role model to me! Hope you get 10,000 soon.



January 6, 2017

Hey Zack thank you for what you are doing on youtube. I'm a baseball fan from Italy and I really enjoy watch all of your videos! I've also read your latest book and I've learned some cool stuff and facts about this wonderful sport, are you planning of write something else in the future? BTW I'm a juggler and I saw that you can do some tricks, If you want to improve let me know :) Cheers from Italy, Tommaso.


January 6, 2017

Zack love the videos just letting you I live in Stratford in London where rumours are flying about the Red Sox playing the yankees in 2017 I'm assuming you would fly over and be cool to meet you! Huge fan from London who flies over the Atlantic to see the MLB every year and will make it to my 10th ballpark next summer. I will do all 30!



January 5, 2017

Your the man Zack me and my daughter watch your YouTube videos all the time thank you and keep them coming from your homeboy from East LA



January 5, 2017

I could watch you catch baseballs all day long. Love seeing you be the fan and also having your own fans. You're an inspiration. You found your thing and became the best in the world at it. Congrats on a great year and keep the videos coming.



January 2, 2017

Hey Zack,

I'm looking into buying one of your bobble heads online. My family says that I should use my $25 better but I still want it. An idea for future years: I know you're not a huge football fan, but there is a college football bowl game called the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium every year. Maybe we could have some YouTube action? Anyways, thanks for all you do and I hope you have a fun offseason.



January 1, 2017

Good morning and happy new year. I went to law school with [name redacted]. I just wanted to reach out to you to let you know that my son [name redacted] has become a very big fan of yours. He has read all your books, watches your videos and follows you on Instagram. He finally met you at a mets game last August and was able to snap a photo. A few weeks ago [name redacted], who sings, got together with some of his musical friends and organized a concert at their middle school to raise money for pitch in for baseball. They raised over a hundred dollars. I just wanted you to know that you are inspiring kids even in some unorthodox ways. His next mission is visiting your book store. I promised him soon. Anyway if you could send him an emai [address redacted] I'm sure he would love it. Thanks !! Heather


December 31, 2016

Dear Zack,
My name is Owen, I am 12 and from Baltimore. I've been collecting baseballs ever since I went to 2012 Opening Day when the Orioles played the Rays. Being an away fan and getting there early I snagged 5 balls and an autograph/picture with Matt (Also, I became best friends with Pedro Strop, he gave me like 3 balls). Anyways, since then i have been going to as many games possible and now have like 25 baseballs. At the time it seemed like i had the most baseballs ever. But then seeing you, Zack, you are like the god of snagging. My friend, Jared, and I watch all of your videos, read your blogs, and your books. I have your book, used the Glove Trick, and got myself an umpire hat (I am writing this in that hat, thanks). I beg my dad to go early to every single game and catch batting practice but it mostly ends up just us getting there around 6-6:30 :(. Oh yeah, going back to when I did the glove trick earlier this year, when I was testing it out at home everyone was like "What even are you doing" and "That won't even work" and I responded (in my head) with a "It's THE glove trick, gosh!" I don't want to sound like a stalker but I aspire to be you. The one thing I am afraid of is my love of snagging balls interfering with my love of the game. But I don't want to decrease the passion for one to increase the other... I have read almost all of your blogs on Camden and from watching your videos we have something in common. We go to OPACY a lot and is our favorite, or one of them, ballparks. It would be my dream [Other than surpassing you in total balls ;)] to meet you at the game. Is the best way to find out when you are in Baltimore Twitter? Well I hope you can read this or even write back [would also not be that bad]!

See you in the spring and Happy New Year,

I shall end on a quote from Yogi:
"Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too."


December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas Zack! Just wanted to let you know that I am your BIGGEST fan! I was subscribed to your channel at 10k and have watched ALL of your videos and have tried out your techniques at minor league baseball games and it worked, my PB at a game for a baseballs is 13! Thnx for everything and have a Merry Christmas.



December 21, 2016

Hey Zack! Nice video! I comment all your videos and you always respond. I send you an email about a school project I'm doing about baseball and you respond with amazing answers. I just want to thank you for all you do for your fans. I'm proud to be one of them. Your my favorite YouTuber, I always click as soon as I see your videos coming out and I'm always entertained by them. You have so much talent Zack! Thanks for making me happy, thanks for making my days better, thanks for being yourself. Thanks for everything Zack :) -#2 fan (after your mother)


December 20, 2016

I love your vids. I took a picture with you at Safeco field and you made my life! Please respond



December 19, 2016

Dear Zack Hample,
I have send you a gift for fan mail and own one of your books if I can have your autergraph please, just wanted to give you the heads up, but I was wondering if you can give me a shout out on your youtube channel because that would mean the world to me.

Have a good day!
From your biggest fan, Josh


December 11, 2016

Hello Zack

I wanted to let you know that I am really enjoying your videos on catching baseballs. I especially like the ones at Folton County Stadium and Turner Field, because I am a Braves fan.

I have been to 13 parks, but only 11 are still open. I need to get back to Philly and Atlanta.

For all of the parks I have visited, I haven't ever caught a ball. I did buy a game-used ball when I went to Wrigley.

I haven't been lucky enough to catch a ball because of my vision. I think that when I get to my next game, possibly in Philly, I might get a little closer to the field, and try for a toss-up.

Thanks for making such awesome baseball videos.

Salt Lake City, Utah


November 27, 2016

Zack you are such an inspiration keep up the work hope one day I can meet you at a game I sorta ballhawk too.



November 25, 2016

Hi Zack,

My name is Will. I'm 12 years old and a huge Cubs fan. I just wanted to let you know that your videos are awesome and it's incredible how you go to so many parks and snag so many balls. I want to do that one day. Good luck catching more balls in the future!



November 22, 2016

Hi Zack I'm a huge fan of yours. I have read all of your books and I loved them. I'm 15 years old and I'm a amateur ball hawker my self and I live in Atlanta. I was wondering if you are going to visit SunTrust Park when it opens. My dad works for the braves and we could hook you up with some tickets that are in foul ball territory. The only problem is it's going to have to be about a mouth or so after it opens (because it's a new park and everyone wants to go there). Anyways next time you are in Atlanta you should email me and I can get you some tickets.


Ps love your videos.


November 22, 2016

Hi Zack, I'm Evan, a 12-year-old boy from Bakersfield, California. I am a huge baseball fan and play on a very competitive travel baseball team. My team and I are big fans of yours and were wondering if you were willing to autograph a ball and send it out here. We would greatly appreciate it, as we love to watch you snag baseballs in many different ways all over the world. Even if you are unable to send a baseball out here, we would love it if you just simply reply. Thanks again, Evan.


November 22, 2016

Your life is so much more interesting than mine.. I need to get out more holly crap! By the way, your wife or GF is very attractive, just throwing that out there.



November 21, 2016

Hi Zack I just wanted to say thank you for being my idol my mom thinks that you are weird but I think you are amazing and I can't wait till I earn enough money to go to a MLB game.



November 21, 2016

Nobody at my school cares about baseball even my friends. I am always happy to watch your vids. I am a nerd when it's baseball especially when it comes to MLB stadiums. I know all the current ones. I will be sad but happy for you when you've filmed at the rest of them. Your the best youtuber ever. I hope to be like you someday. Also I loved that vlog thing. Plz do it again it was the most unique vlog I've ever seen.



November 21, 2016

Just about any ballpark you go to Zack, you bring the best level of energy and present all fans great baseball personality. Your videos are my most favorite to watch and I hope one day to do what you do: bring joy, speak uniqueness of many personalities around the ballpark and share the love of the game as well as snag baseballs. Thank You Zack:) (p.s. are you going to Atlanta's new ballpark next year?)



November 21, 2016

Zack, I watch every video you upload within the first 5 minutes of it being uploaded I have been subscribed for a while and I never miss an episode. You are awesome Zack. Keep doing great things.



November 21, 2016

Do you think you will be coming to Cleveland next year? It turns out I passed u at a game I went to, but I didn't realize it was you! It was in September against the Royals. I am a fan of your and thought it would be cool if I got to meet you!! Or at least see you.



November 20, 2016

Dear Zack my Name is Luke and I'm a 11 year old kid from around philly I love your videos and your blogs! I really hope you keep it up for many years to come
From Luke


November 18, 2016

When will you say your Schedule for 2017? I am gonna be in Anaheim on April 7, May 14, And in New York on June 19-22, and in Boston June 23 which is my Birthday! Hope i can see you sometime next season! I am attending a Seasons high games this year so hope to see you sometime!


November 17, 2016

Hello Mr. Hample! I just found your channel after watching the Vice interview on you and i have to say, what you do is awesome! Never stop doing what you love! It puts such a smile on my face to see you doing what you're so passionate about! Its just so cool! You're awesome man!


November 15, 2016

I'm watching some of your highlights from the past season.

Have you planned out your '17 yet? Do you have an early prediction on where your lifetime #10K will be?

Would love the chance to meet you if you come to Atlanta.



November 14, 2016

Hello, my name is Ethan and I am 14 years old. My twin brother and I would be interested in going to a game with you, as you described on your website. We are willing to pay the fee to have a great time catching baseballs. We live in Chicago and are huge Cubs fans, although going to a White Sox game would be preferable because they are bad and therefore have less fans to go to games, and it would be less crowded. We love your Youtube channel, and the fact that you have made a career out of catching baseballs. We would really appreciate going to a game with you and it would be an amazing experience for us.


November 11, 2016

I love you videos Zack! I look forward to them every time I see it in my sub box! Please keep making them! You got me into Ball Hawking as well! Keep up the amazing work! :)


November 9, 2016

Hi. My name is Josh. I live in Alabama. My favorite team is the Braves. You are Awesome. I love coming home from school and seeing if you have posted any new videos. I have watched all of your videos and some many times. I know you are busy but if you get the chance please write me back.
(Of course, if you are not ballhawking!)
I love to watch you run around stadiums and catch balls. Just so you know, my lifetime total of baseballs is 8. I know that sounds shabby but I got my first of that collection this year. So 8 balls this year. I am happy with that but I know you usually get 8 in a game. One of those 8 is a Turner Field commemorative ball tossed up by the home plate umpire at a game I went to this year. I was really pumped to get that one.
Please write me back if you get the chance.
Please post new videos soon.



November 4, 2016

Hi, my name is Ryan and I'm a huge fan, your idea of inviting fans to games has interested me into a day with you at the game next season. Now I don't know my availability and what the schedule for next season is. I'm a huge nats fan so nationals park would be nice and on most weekdays I have school but I may have a few days off. I just wanted to let you know I'm interested and maybe we could work something out in the near future. Hope you snag one of the 25th year commemorative baseballs at Camden yards in the 2017 season. Hope to talk to you soon, Ryan


October 26, 2016

Dear Zack,

Just wanted to say a big thank you so much for all these videos. Since I live in Hong Kong which is like across the world, I'm not able to regularly watch MLB games due to the time zone, let alone go to an actual MLB game. However, your videos allowed me to experience the mood and aura of a game and I am truly grateful. I've always been an angels fan as I went there for a tennis tournament quite some time ago. Watching you catch Mike Trout's first homer made me feel real jealous and happy at the same time. It was like living my dream life through your eyes.

I've been watching your videos for almost a year and a half now and probably my favorite video or moment was the time where you went to angels stadium and caught the 50 year commemorative baseball. I've been trying to find it online but I guess its too valuable to be on any market platform.

Last summer, I went to angels stadium which had me take a 14 hour long flight. It was a truly remarkable experience and its all thanks to you. I caught 5 baseballs during my 7 game stay at Anaheim and if it wasn't for your guides from blogs and videos, I dont think I would've caught those. I was hoping that you would be there, really wanted to give you my thanks in person but I guess you were going back to the Bronx according to your blogs.

So thank you Zack, you will always be one of my baseball heroes.



October 25, 2016

Hi Zack,

My name is Dalton and I'm 17 years old. I've loved baseball ever since I was born. My brother and I came across your YouTube page and we love it. We loved it so much that we started ballhawking like you, even though we've only tried at two games. I've read your books and study them religiously. I'm planning on taking my brother to as many ranger games in the 2017 season as i can and hopefully we will catch a lot of balls like you do.

I have a weird question though and I know you probably don't get this a lot but, is there any way I can send you a baseball and you sign it for me? I don't have a baseball I can send but I'd love to get your autograph. I would appreciate it greatly.

Thank you so much for your time!


October 21, 2016

Hey zack. I was bullied as a child and dealt with depression for several years of my life. I first discovered you when you caught A-rod's home run ball and have been an avid fan ever since. Because of your videos I finally inspired myself to get out back into the real world and start going to baseball games again and get into ball hawking. In the darkest times of my life your videos were something I looked forward to and were one of the main things keeping me from going over the edge. I can't thank you enough for what you have done and even though you don't know me at all you have had a massive effect on my life. You are my hero and I am forever grateful. I am one of your biggest fans I watch all your videos and if you gave me the bobble head it would be one of the best moments in my life to get something from my idol. You really are special and your videos were what gave me hope in life. Thanks zack.



October 21, 2016

I am the biggest zack hample fan ever. One day I hope to meet you at a game. Ever night I watch you and I use creative ideas like your glove trick. I put a zip block bag around my I pad to watch you even in the shower. Half of this was written in the shower. Just to know you will watch read this is amazing. I watch you everyday of my life and when you do not make a video I watch an old one even though I have watched all of your old ones.

October 21, 2016

Hey Zack I am subscribed to you and I do not have a bobble head collection yet and yours would be great to start me off! I know everyone says that they are your "number one fan" but I really am truly. I have watched everyone of your videos about five times each. I am a Red Sox fan JBJ is my favorite player. I would be SO happy if you sent me one of your bobble heads. I was also wondering who are you rooting for in the postseason? GO ZACK!!!!!!!!!!! GO BASEBALL!!!!!!!!!!! AND GO RED SOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


October 21, 2016

Hi Zack my names Griffin, I have been collecting baseballs after I started watching your channel when you had about 4,000 subscribers. I try to go to as many triple a games because it costs to much for major games. I currently have about 12 baseballs I've caught or received during the games I've been to. Thanks for an awesome channel!!!! Good luck for 10,000 career catches!!!!!!



October 20, 2016

What up Zack? I just wanted to say it sucks that the 2016 regular season came to an end! But it was by far the best baseball season that I could remember. From David Ortiz going out in style to me meeting you on 9/11 at Yankee Stadium, I just want to say that you are my favorite youtuber and I hope you never stop making videos and catching baseballs!


October 17, 2016

Mr. Hample,

While it’s sad to see that your blog will go on a breif hiatus, we will have plenty of older articles to look back at.

You were one of many people whose blogs have helped me grow my blog, MetsPlus, and even though we’ve never actually spoken directly, I thank you for that.

All the best,


October 16, 2016

Hey zack my names Rett and ive been a subsciber for some time now and i went to a mets game this year praying you would be ther and after the loss i was super upset but my day was made after seeing you filming a video it was so cool to see you actually do it instead of on my phone on youtube you were super cool to me and we took a picture together which definitely made the loss less painful I love the videos and i think you should try to make as many as possible with how cool your videos are I beilve it should be quantity over quality but obviously thats your decision thanks for reading and I hope you have a good day


October 13, 2016

I just want to say thanks for your videos all of them are awesome. I love watching them because I am a huge fan of you. I hate how you get so much hate. Don't listen to them they are jealous of how good you are at tracking/reading where he ball is. My friend and I am huge fans of you. The videos you do are awesome because I love how you talk about the game and know and love the game just like my friend and I. I follow you on twitter and I like following you because I agree with most of the things you say. When I get older, I want to go to all the stadiums and ball hawk. Someday I hope to meet you in person. Thank You and God Bless!



October 8, 2016

Hey zack!! This is going to be a pretty long email so im sorry for that but I have a lot to say. When my dad was stationed in ft.leavenworth kansas (he is active duty military). He took me to my first MLB game at kauffman stadium about 3 years ago. I wanted to go but i wasnt really interested i was complaining about how hot it was and that i was bored waiting in line. During the game i learned that it was really fun. I have played baseball my whole life but never have enjoyed it as much as i have now. Anyways that first game followed with about 15 more and this past summer i was on youtube watching your videos and i was inspired*** me and my dad became huge royals fans after there world series runs. But right before we moved to ft benning georgia we went to like 5 more games. Each game i was just trying to get one single ball. I couldnt get one. On my last game royals vs angels a player tossed me one up. Me and my dad have never bonded with anything like that before. He is usually not around that much and is gone. He would always put me on teams and i never really wanted to play. But after catching that ball i finally found a passion. I ask my dad to play catch when he is home all the time. I started to get motivated to do good in school so i can play baseball for my school and for this i can never repay you i am a freshmen in highschool. Sorry for the length but i felt like you should hear this.
Sincerely, Nick


September 28, 2016

Hey Zack I just wanted to say thanks for all the videos this season. I really enjoy them. You got me in to Ballhawking even though I only got 4 this season. I have a small streak at Citi Field. Every time I went this summer I got a ball. I went to a Yanks game in August. I got nothing but it was a great game because I met you for first time. I was happy to even get to talk to you but I got a photo with you. I saw you at Citi a few weeks ago I didn't say hi or anything but it was still fun seeing you. I just wanted to say thanks for a great season even though it's not officially over. Your a really cool guy and I look forward to your videos next season.


September 27, 2016

Hey Zack- I love your videos man. Started watching when your name popped up and people were giving you a hard time about the military game. Just want to say that you are totally good in my book. Keep doing your thing. I will be waiting to see your 10,000th ball man. God bless.


September 27, 2016

I was at Comerica Park a couple days ago and got 5 baseballs including 2 Toronto Blue Jays 40th anniversary balls. This year instead of getting autographs I decided to do ballhawking like you and I really like it so far. You gave me a ball earlier this year but I didn't know who you were, so that stunk. Hopefully you come to Comerica Park soon and we can meet up.



September 24, 2016

Dear Zack,

My sons (Arman, Faris, and Zakir) and I are admirers of your work. We have watched several of your videos and Arman (pictured in the middle) has been inspired to go to batting practice at a Yankees game to apply some of your techniques. We took this light bulb changing device and added rubber bands (based on your techniques) to adapt it to snagging baseballs. Please advise if you think there are stadiums we could take it into (perhaps none).

All our best and thanks for your entertaining videos and blog.


PS We are actually Cardinals fans and happen to live in New York.


September 23, 2016

Hey man I work for the royals and sold you a royals cap when you were in town. I just wanna say it was an honor to meet you and bummed we couldn't get a pic. I follow you're tweets and enjoy all the pics you take of the different foods at the ballparks. Best wishes


September 23, 2016

Hi Zack my name is Owen I'm a fan of your videos and I was wondering if you will be at coors field next season. Anyways keep up the good work I am enjoying your videos.


September 23, 2016

Hey Zack!

I'm sure you get these emails all the time but wanted to just let you know how I did tonight at the game and thank you for your YouTube channel and making videos all the time! Glove trick was and will be a no-go UNFORTUNATELY! (I was totally ready to rock it)
I caught a ball on the fly during BP, played catch with a Yankee player (thanks to your videos) and he told me to keep it, and then asked the umpire as he was exiting for a baseball! So in total I got 3 balls and some autographs including Longoria's! (I also switched team shirts, thanks to you!)

Anyway, thanks bro for the vids, keep em coming, 1st MLB game was def a success, and looking forward to some more ball hawking!



September 22, 2016

Dear Mr Hample,

My name is Tim Dixon. I am a thirteen year old from South Dakota and I wanted to tell you how much I love your videos and you have made an impact on me and my ballhawking. I don't get to many mlb games, but I love to go to independent games and minor league games. I also was wondering if you are going to the world baseball classic. I'm not going, but it would be really cool if you did a video there. Also, you probably already know this, but your friend Alex Katz is playing for team Israel. I really hope you can email back and good luck for the future.



September 21, 2016

Zack I love you and your videos! You are my favorite youtuber. You inspire me to do so much and I hope I can be like you someday. Someday I want to be a famous ballhawker like you and I went to create videos on youtube. The thing I like about u most is that you acknowledge all of your fans. :) I hope I can someday meet you and talk with u. P.S. AND MAYBE YOU CAN GIVE ME A FEW BALLHAWKING TIPS. :) THANKS

Your Fan,


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 16, 2016

Hey Zack I was at the Phillies game last night I don't know if u remember me or my friends the one was a pirates fan lol but I just wanted to thank you for taking pictures and signing my ticket and hat for my I hope I wasn't a bother. But I am a huge fan. I just really wanted to thank you and I don't have and social media accounts so I thought I might send u this email. As long as I know you read this because my dad has cancer and he goes in for surgery 9/19/16 Monday and you really made my night so I really wanted again to say thank you so very much and I hope I wasn't a bother. There's one last thing I wanted to ask you. Did u ever think of doing fan mail on days you don't go to games so people can send u stuff?


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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