Zack Hample

Fan mail page 8


Nice emails from nice people


December 31, 2018

Hi Zack,

I am writing you because my son has some old baseball equipment he would like to donate, and we do not live near Pitch in for Baseball locations and are not traveling to Cuba anytime. Do you have any suggestions how to get this gear to poorer baseball countries? We’re in the Boston area.

Thanks, Zack! We love your work!

December 22, 2018

Hey Zack!

My name is William. I am a 14-year-old who lives in Great Falls, Montana. I attend Great Falls High School, and I am the Bat Boy for my local Minor League team, the Great Falls Voyagers. Your buddy, Alex Katz used to play here. Currently, up here in Montana, it is a very chilly 23*F. I wanted to email you to let you know how big of an inspiration you are to not only just me but everyone who watches baseball! Hell, I even got my old man hooked on you're videos. There'll be times when he'll be like, "Has Zack uploaded his damn video yet?". He's a big fan, LOL. Over the summer of 2018, I attended my first EVER Major League Baseball game. It was at Nationals Park in DC (Rays @ Nats). It was a LOT bigger than my local MiLB park here in Montana! I was amazed! I hopefully will one day visit Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. I want to visit there because as a kid, my Dad would go to Indians games! He lived in a small town north of Cleveland called 'Ashtabula'. It is pronounced (ASH-TA-BULE-A). Anyways, my hands hurt from typing, and I'm going to go get back on that #FortniteDailyGrind! LOL. But seriously, I'm gonna go make some food and binge-watch some of your videos! Also, please consider streaming MLB The Show on Twitch. That could get you some extra $$$ over the offseason! LOL, love you, dude! (no homo) I know that you're a busy guy, so you don't need to respond if you don't have time.

Love from Great Falls, Montana, USA


December 21, 2018

My 11 year old son soon to be 12 has really taken to the love of baseball games thanks to finding your page. Has fell in love with our local minor league ballpark for the Washington nationals and really done well collecting balls and gained courage to chat with the players. His birthday is coming up and I would easily be the greatest dad ever if I was able to track down a Zack Hample autographed mlb ball!!! Do you have autographed balls available to purchase anywhere?!?!
Thank you again
(Ps, I’m a fan too but it really is for my son!!)

December 21, 2018

Can you please send me some dates on when you will be at a home Rangers game this season(2019) 
I would love to meet you. I love your vids. Also I will be at the Seattle Mariners game on July 22 in Seattle. Please email me where you will be at the game so I can meet you.

Your fan

December 20, 2018

Hi, Zack.

I only recently got turned on to your skills and awesome videos. Love it all!

Wanted to let you know that your Amazon author page is without a photo (the one of you in the bathtub of balls, for instance) and without an author profile, which would link Amazon users to your social media. Maybe you knew of these deficiencies, maybe you were unaware. It’s unwelcoming as it is now (click your name under any of the books you wrote to see it)

That said, I bought two of your books, the Snagging baseballs for $1.99 on Kindle, and the Watching Baseball one $12.99 on Kindle. I’m going to Grapefruit League in FL in March, will be fun reading.

Thanks, keep up the great work!

New fan, Steve in Chicago, IL :-)

December 16, 2018

Hi Zack,
My name is Harrison. I am 15 years old and I have been watching you for years, and love your videos! True story, I got my first baseball after watching your video, on my way to a Yankee game!! I love baseball especially the Yankees. I am still sad from there loss this season, but I know they have it in them for next season!! I live in Connecticut, and I travel to the city (yankee stadium) often, so transportation is no problem. It would be so cool to watch a game with you next season. I hope you can get back to me. Thanks again Zack!
Thank You,

December 9, 2018

Hi my name Craig and I'm a huge fan of yours. I Wach your YouTube videos everyday.  

December 6, 2018

Can we go to a astros game together please my name Is Eli and I am a big fan of you videos keep up the go work you are the best.

November 28, 2018

I’ll keep it short and sweet...My boys love your YouTube videos I think we have watched them all they are 4 and 8 years old I was wondering if you could sign a ball for a Christmas gift!! Would be willing to pay for it or donate money to a pitch in for baseball.


November 27, 2018

Hi zack,

I hope you will respond if you can. I just wanted to say hi and congratulate you on what u do. I am doing similar to you because of what you do. To all the people that say negative things, they just don’t understand how fun it actually is. Maybe you can email me back and we can talk about baseball and maybe you could tell me some tricks

Sincerely, grant

November 22, 2018

Hi Zack,

A brief history...

My husband, 8 year old son and I decided in the spring of 2017 to visit all MLB ballparks by car in 18 months. Well, we did it in 16 months. When we decided to do this, we started googling ballparks. You were the first video I came across that I wanted to watch. We did not even know what ball hawking was at that point. Well, as of 8/3/2018, we had attended a game at all 30 parks, by car, while maintaining full time jobs and an elementary school student in public school. It was an amazing adventure, and with many thanks to you and your guidance, we were able to hawk at least one ball in every park. It was amazing for our family and we will be forever grateful to you and your tips and videos! We were even fortunate enough to meet you and take photos at the opening day of Suntrust Park in Atl and at Yankee stadium.

My husband and I are both from NY originally, and now reside in Asheville, NC. Every year we are more and more disappointed with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. We enjoy the Broadway show performances, and when they have some classic performers on (aka Tony Bennett and Diana Ross). But everything else is such a disappointment.

I had the idea today while watching it and waiting for Santa, that there should be a baseball themed float (all American pastime, right??) And that you, as a native New Yorker and true lover and admirer, and having an honest appreciation of the sport and its history) should be the inaugural "Float Master". I truly want to email this idea to the powers that be, and I hope you would be on board. If it ever comes to fruition, maybe one day you could bring our son, Lennon, on a ride on the float :) Let me know what you think.

Thanks again for all of the guidance and tips in our family memories,


November 12, 2018

Dear Zack Hample,

Hi Zack. My name is Jason I live in Cleveland. I am hoping that every game I’m at I get a chance to see you. I am a huge fan of yours and a diehard Indians fan. I watch every single one of your videos. I feel inspired every-time. My favorite videos of yours is you snagging your 50th Home Run at Progressives Field and also You hanging out with your Mom at Citizens Bank Park. I started a baseball collection inspired by you. I go to baseball games and use the strategies that you use. I have been to Progressive Field many many times and Fenway Park this year. I play Travel Baseball I pitch and play right field. Your 10,670 baseballs and streak of baseballs at a game in a row is incredible. I want to thank you for inspiring me everyday.


November 12, 2018

Hello zack 
Huge fan of your videos 
I was wondering if you had any plans to visit Busch Stadium next year 
Would love to meet ya 
Thanks again I’m advance 
Have a wonderful evening

November 5, 2018

Hello Mr.Hample. My name is Cooper. I am 12 years old, going on 13 in a few weeks living in a small city about 20 minutes north-east of Kansas City,Missouri. I am a big Royals fan, but I like almost all the other teams. When baseball ends, I turn to watching the St.Louis Blues and Kansas City Mavericks play hockey. But, I always watch your videos everyday after a long day of school. I am also subscribed to you on my school computer, which is awesome. Although I can't comment on the videos on my chromebook and alot of them are blocked. But I still enjoy the time and effort you put into these videos. I am going to take some of the tips from your videos and hopefully catch some baseballs at Kauffman next season, and I might be lucky enough to see you. I know you may not respond, or take a while to respond. But its cool if you don't respond. Have a good day Mr.Hample


November 5, 2018


As someone that has just come across your videos, I have no idea (other than jealousy) why anyone would criticize you.

All of the videos I have seen, you’re always giving balls to the other fans around you!

Keep it up!!


October 22, 2018

My 8 year old son Donny is a huge fan of yours.

He watches your videos everyday!

He wants to be like you one day!!!!


October 14, 2018

Hello Zack,

My name is Mike I am from Santa Fe, New Mexico. I recently just came across your youtube channel. I just watched the 3000 vice documentary, and I am so sorry!!! No one should ever go through something like that. I feel bad enough about it that I had to reach out to you. I just want you to know, you are an amazing person. I know I don’t know you (would love to meet you), but you can tell how genuine you are especially at the ball fields. I just want you to know you are doing an amazing job, keep up the good work and thank you for sharing your experiences.


October 8, 2018

Dear Zack,

My 8 year-old daughter Kenzie is one of your biggest fans! She has been truly inspired by your videos and hopes to one day catch up to your record...It would mean a lot to her if you watched her one minute YouTube impression of you. We know you receive a lot of fan mail, but please take a look at how your inspiration has spread to a young super fan in California. Thanks so much and keep up the great work and fun videos!


October 4, 2018

Hi Zack,
My name is Austin. I like your videos on YouTube. Keep up the good work.


October 1, 2018

Hi Zack my name is Griffin and I live in Harrisburg Pennsylvania. I just wanted to say that you are my favorite Youtuber and you have the best content. You’ve inspired me to go to so many baseball games including independent league games, aa baseball, and I sat in the diamond club at nationals park also went to the homerun derby and all star game. Keep up the good work and I look forward to more post season content.


October 1, 2018

Hey Zack I am a big fan of yours I was sick one day and I think I watched like 27 of your videos what’s up


September 30, 2018

Hi Zack,

Let me start by saying our son Zachary, age 9, is a huge fan of yours and loves your Youtube videos. We line in Newfoundland and are of course Blue Jays fans (Canada's greatest baseball team). Each year for the past few years we have travelled to Toronto to take in a few games, actually just missed you this year (seen your Roger's Center videos for late Aug.). I would love to surprise our son with a signed ball from you (Christmas gift), even better if it was one from the Blue Jays this year. Just wondering what it would take for you to send a signed ball with a short message for our son Zachary. We would be willing to cover any associated costs. We will also be getting one of your books for him for Christmas.

Dominic & Terri-Lynn.

P.S. used some of your tips to snag a few balls again this year!  

September 17, 2018

Hi Zack! I’m a huge fan of yours and always watching your videos. I saw your recent video on not to step on the ny logo at yankee stadium and just remembered that I am going Wednesday 9/19/18 to the Yankees vs Red Sox game! Are you going to this game or no? I was wondering if maybe you could respond and I can get a picture with you and meet you at batting practice somewhere. You would just have to email me back where in the stadium I would have to go. This would be a dream come true to meet you Zack, and I hope I can get a reply from you in the upcoming day. Have a nice night!

Sincerely, Eric

September 10, 2018

Any chance you are going to Mets game this Thursday vs Marlins? Taking my 8 year old for his birthday and he lovessss you. Would love to run into you for a pic.


September 8, 2018

Mr. Hample,

My name is Jason Spiegelman. I live in Baltimore, MD and am the father of 3 boys . Jonah (11), Eli (9), and Matthew (7) have become enormous fans of your videos. It is rarely more than a few hours before one of them is pulling your videos up on the television, and as I type this email I'm watching the kids enjoy your catch of Blandino's first home run and subsequent meet and greet.

My wife and I regularly take our kids to Camden Yards here in Baltimore, and the boys love trying to get the players to flip them balls. Jonah has also to date had 2 or 3 major league foul balls and each time he says something like, "I'm one ball closer to Zack's total!" In addition we sometimes take our kids to minor league games at the various stadiums within an hour or two of our home, and the same adventure ensues. The last one we went to Jonah and Eli both got six balls, and Matthew got one as well as a player's hat.

The reason that I'm writing is to ask if you ever arrange to meet with your fans when you go to the various towns. I know that it would be very exciting for my sons if I could arrange for them to meet you the next time you are in Baltimore. If its a hot day, come on over to our house before the game to jump in the pool! (just kidding, though you'd be very welcome!)

So the next time you get up Orioles way, if you're interested in meeting three of your biggest fans please let me know and we'll make it happen.

In the meantime, happy hunting!

Very best regards,

September 8, 2018

Hey Zack,

I'd like to start off by saying thank you for signing my ball and book and taking a picture with me in Toronto. You don't know how much that meant to me. Second of all, I was wondering if you are planning on doing a meet and greet in some cities this off-season? Last question for you is that are you planning on working at the your book store in New York on the Friday of Columbus Day? I am coming to New York for a vacation at this time and I am wanting to meet you again if you will be there.

Thanks, Sam

September 2, 2018
Subject: I have a bone to pick with you, both good and bad 

First off I gotta say SCREW YOU. For the past 15+ years I have not cared at all for sports. I grew up playing everything from baseball and soccer to golf, tennis, rugby, and even cheer leading until I was about 14 years old. Then I said screw sports its boring, other than skateboarding and a few other "extreme" sports. But those formative years had lots of memories, specifically little bits from "Baseball Magazine's - Super Duper Baseball Bloopers." About a month ago I had one of those random memories from that video come to mind and found the whole video on youtube, watched a bit had nostalgia kick in for a bit then exited. This kicked the magical youtube gears into motion. But not in the normal way.

2 weeks later I'm sitting here on my computer after work watching random videos from my subscription feed when I randomly get suggested Exe-Edits - "MLB | Oddities" and I click on it. Welp that was a mistake, the floodgates opened and oh my god did they ever. Next thing I know its a day later and I am looking up "dodgerfilms" what does that do? It suggest a video by non other than Zack Hample. This asshole from the east coast who irritates me in every way possible, but I can't stop watching baseball videos, and the architect side of me wants to know more about weird quirks in stadiums, and the history, and the highlight moments of said stadium.

Now its a month later and I have been to 2 (minor league) baseball games, have a favorite team, hell even a favorite player. I can tell you who won the world series in 20xx, and that X happened at X game. Hell I can even tell you who caught A-rods 3000th hit, Mike Trouts first home run, Barry Bonds 724th home run, etc... I can even tell you why the asshole who caught all those balls is bald.

So SCREW YOU for getting me (back) into a sport I love and making me spend so much time on you damn videos, and in turn other baseball videos. I was already subscribed to 983 channels. Now its 992 and those last 9 are all baseball or sports related. What have you done to me Zack!? I don't like being able to have small talk with people about a...a... a sport. Or having something in common with my co-workers. X-D Seriously though Zack thank you. While I might not like you for some weird reason that has nothing to do with you and would take another 4 paragraphs to explain. I love you for the content you provide and the legacy you will leave behind in baseball.

Oh and while i'm thinking about it, I think what you did with A-Rods 3000th hit was the smartest move anyone could have done. 50% of people would have caved and just given the ball up with nothing in return and 49.99999% of the others would have ran with that ball and never looked back, but you fall into that 0.00001% that managed to keep a level head and think smart.


August 31, 2018


Joe and I want to thank you for spending the night with Anthony at the August 28th Yankee vs White Sox game. He had such a good time, and one he will always remember.

Below is a video of Anthony catching a ball, and also the picture we captured right after with you. Feel free to use them on your social media posts or YouTube video.

We were also proud to contribute to your charity, Pitch in for Baseball and Softball.  The folks from the organization were so nice and really made the night fun.   Best of luck, and hope to see you around the ballparks!


August 28, 2018

Hey Zack I'm a huge fan and was wondering if you are ever going to do a meet n' greet in the New Jersey area i'd definitely come.

Thx. Zevi

August 27, 2018

My name is Carter and I’m almost 8 years old. I watch all your videos on YouTube. Ive learned an easy way to get balls from players from your videos. I go to all the games that I can. My lifetime total is 21. We’ve been to 1 major league stadium, 3 minor league and 1 college. I want to catch a ball in the fly. I have one of your books that I read. I like to get the balls that I snag autographed by players. How many autographs do you have? I’m going to Cincinnati on Sept. 8th for my birthday. Hope you can come. What’s your game average? Mine is 1 per game. My most is 3 in a game.

August 27, 2018

Hi, my name is Ben, I am from dc. I love watching your videos and I am hooked. I also try collect baseballs but with little success. It would mean a lot to me if i got your autograph. What is a good address to send something to?

Thank you so much for reading this,

August 20, 2018

My 9 year old son had me watch your video of you making it to ten thousand balls. I must say that at 49 years of age that video is perhaps the most impressive thing I’ve ever seen in my life.
Good for you and I hope the amazing luck continues!

All the best,

August 14, 2018

Hi, I was wondering if you are gonna be in Toronto at all before the season ends. I talked to you on Insta live a few months ago and it was so cool! it would be an honour to meet you in person.


August 12, 2018

Greetings Zack,

My two boys (9 &12) have watched a number of your videos and read up on your website and were excited to try to get some MLB balls. We went to Petco park today and tried getting on to the homerun deck like your video with the kids birthday party, but it was closed due to a private party. So for BP we were just above it in the stands and nobody was on the HRdeck itself. My older son also dressed in the visiting team colors when they were on the field for BP.


We got 8 HRs & Tossups from the last 5 minutes of the Padres BP and the entire Phillies BP! We used your ideas for calling players by name, wearing the opposing team’s colors, positioning ourselves in rows with room to run, and getting there when the park gates opened.

Keep up the videos and we hope we spot you at Petco sometime!

Thanks from your Fans!

Mike, Paul, and Matthew

August 11, 2018

Hey Zack,

You are amazing! We saw you this year at Camden Yards on July 13th and July 14th. I was very happy to see you in person for the first time, because I have been subscribed to your YouTube channel for a year and am a huge fan! This is not my email, this is my sister’s. She wrote the second part of this email. Anyway, thank you so much for signing my hat, knowing that you were busy catching BP home runs. I was fascinated when I watched you catch 3 home runs from Rougned Odor, and I liked when you told Brandon (your cameraman) “Gallo” when he was batting. Also, I very much appreciate how much you love Camden Yards! It truly is amazing! I hope you read this email to see how much we appreciate what you do, and have fun 
going to games, making vlogs and Q&As, etc. Thanks again!


Hey Zack,
I’ve gotta say, YOU are the best YouTuber I know! I have notifications on and I LOVE your content and YOU are incredible! Anyways, I Watched your video today! And I draw you a lot and you signed my ball witch is AWESOME! Here is the thing, I don’t have Instagram but, I love to see what you post!

Your Biggest Fan,

P.S: If you have time, Please write back!

August 11, 2018

Hi Zack,

My son is a huge fan of yours. He watches your videos all the time and he's got me hooked as well!

His birthday is at the end of October and I was wondering if you could send him a video wishing him a happy birthday or something?

I will pay you for your time and efforts, so if this is something you are willing to do, please let me know a price as well.

Thanks and keep up the good work!


August 11, 2018


My boys Angelo and Louie are obsessed with baseball and love to watch your videos.

I would love to give them the opportunity to spend a game with you and get some balls. Having been a Yankee fan and going to Yankee games for 40 years I have never caught a single ball so would be a thrill for my family to do this with you.

We will actually be at the game today with a group of about 85 people with the 2 baseball teams I manage in Toms River, NJ. We were supposed to participate in the youth parade today but due to the weather the parade is cancelled. The kids are bummed. I’m sure you are already scheduled somewhere for today. The group I’m sure would be thrilled to meet you for sure. Hit me back if you will be around.

Thank you

August 8, 2018

Dear Zack, I caught my first baseball at Citi Field today. I have been watching your videos and used your tactics to help catch the ball. The Mets pitching coach threw it to us at the end of the eighth inning. Thanks for your tips, I am a proud subscriber of your channel.


August 8, 2018

Hi Mr. Hample, my name is Margaret my sons name is Pierce. He is 7 and a hugh fan of your as well as baseball. We are going to the yankee game in NY on Saturday August 18th a 1pm game. He wants to know if you will be there? Thanks, Margaret

August 7, 2018

Hi Zack,

My son is a big fan of yours :)

We are in NY from Western Canada for his 18th birthday. We will be at the game on August 9th. I’m wondering if you will be there? I know he would love to have a picture with you, if that’s possible?

Thank you so much!


August 4, 2018

hey just reaching out cause i wanted to know when your going to be at coors field. im from denver and i never know when your coming. do you have a schedule that you put out? if you want to meet up at a game sometime ill help catch some balls for you. also i like to travel and see different ball parks. im currently in LA seeing the dodgers and astros. i love san fransisco and chicago too also chase field is one of my favorites too. if you wana meet up at a ballpark that would be super awesome. anyway get back to me if you get this.

kris- the rockies guy

August 4, 2018

Hey Zack big fan hopefully one day I see you at a game hopefully you see this it will make my day.

-K Garza  

August 1, 2018

Hey Zack. I graduated from Guilford College in 1983. I now live in Tampa. Congrats on your success!


July 28, 2018

Hey zack this is austin. i been watching your videos for a long time now. i am 14 years old and i would love to go to a game with you dude. i live in texas and would like to do a ranger game with you. i am a big ranger fan and i think it would be awesome to go to globe life and snag some baseballs and hang out with an awesome guy.

July 26, 2018

Are by any chance going to the Yankees game today? If so it would be awesome to meet you because hello your amazing. Also yesterday I went to the Mets game and sat in the casino lounge thing on section 315 and they are one of the best baseball seats I’ve sat in ever. Thanks Zack hopefully we can meet today


July 23, 2018

Good morning Zack,

My 10 year old son and I are completing a week long road trips into the US, to see three games. Tonight in Cleveland vs Pirates, tomorrow night in Baltimore vs the Red Sox, and lastly in Boston on Thursday night at Fenway vs the Twins. He’s a huge fan of yours through YouTube. He’s asked to try and connect with you to see if you are going to be at any of these games, as he would really like to meet you and see if you can help him catch a pre-game practice ball and snap a few photos. Work for me has been pretty busy, as a single father, I’ve been doing lots of overtime to make this amazing road trip happen. I figure, why not go the distance and try and do and see as many places and people as possible.

Regards Dominic and Liam,

Look forward to hearing from you.

July 23, 2018

Hey Zack,

Hello from Manhattan, NY. I wanted to ask if you are going to the Mets vs Padres game at Citi Field on Wednesday July 25th??? Lol I’m not a stranger. I’m a real person. Just wanted to ask cause I’ve been waiting for like a year now. (Which I can’t take any longer I wanna see you so bad.) From watching your videos on YouTube. Let me know ASAP please email back

From: Genaro

July 22, 2018

Zack can a watch with zack game at the pawsox game 
On july 27th 
You are a fantastic ballhawk
I am a huge fan of you


July 21, 2018

Hey Zack I was wondering if you were going to the Yankees game on July 29th bc I am and I really hope ur going so I can say hi to you and get your autograph!


July 20, 2018


Myself and my son watch your videos almost daily. Some we have watched 10 times. We have watched your 2018 Homerun Derby video about 3 times already I have also read your book about snagging major league balls. We go to games and so far our luck is just not there. I know Camden yards is one of your favorite stadiums for a couple reasons. We watch your videos all the time and try to get balls, but like I said we are not having much luck. We would love to attend a game that you are attending. Please let me know how we can go about doing something like this. My son loves the orioles and it would make his year to get even one ball. We have found it really hard to get anything from an O's player over the last few years. Hope to hear from you.


July 20, 2018

Hey Zack I stumbled upon your channel by accident a couple days ago and I’ve watched probably 2-3 dozen of them. Great content, and I hope to maybe one day use some of your suggestions to snag some balls myself.

I just wanted to write to share that my daughter is 10 months old and we took her to her first major league game this month (Cubs vs Giants July 11th, 2018) and she already got her first ball. We were tailgating in parking lot A when (I assume) an umpire came by and asked if it was her first game and I told him “yes, sir” and he asked if she wanted a ball, and stated that they hadn’t been rubbed up yet, and hoped that we didn’t mind (who would turn down a baseball rubbed up or not?).

I hope I can share the love of baseball with her and that she gets into it as much as I have.

Keep making these awesome video’s and I hope one day to run into you at AT&T park or Dodgers Stadium (the closest stadiums to me).

I did have one question, other than the Alex Rodriquez 3,000 hit ball, what is the most unique or rare ball you have ever caught?

Attached is a picture of myself and my daughter after she was given the ball.

Thank you for your time if you get a chance to read this.


July 20, 2018

Hey Zack, i came across your videos on youtube, you are awesome, and make great videos, i wish for you to have a ton of success because you are something special and deserve it. Please don't worry about writing me back, just keep making videos.

From Dave
Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada

July 19, 2018

Hi Zack, my 6 year old son is a big fan of yours and as fast as the ESPN commercial promoting an upcoming Yankees game was moving along on the screen, he still managed to notice you in their commercial. He insisted I take a picture of it and send to you. I also think it’s funny how all the Yankees fans were backing away to let Aaron Judge make the catch but you were right there trying to make the play too. Lol! But hey, that’s your job! Keep the vids coming, we enjoy them. - Charlie and family, Chicago

July 19, 2018

Hey Zack my son is a big fan of baseball, and a big fan of yours. We were planning on a trip to Minute Maid Field in Houston for next season, and were wondering if you plan on going there next season. If you are I will message you again before the season starts. Hopefully you have time to reply. Thanks in advance.

July 19, 2018

Hey Zack, you probably won’t recognize my email but I was the winner of your Dallas Keuchel signed ball! I know it was a few years back but just wanted to say thanks again, it’s on my shelf with some other great players. I just watched your 2018 Home Run Derby video and it was cool! Keep up the good work!!

Thank You, Taha

July 19, 2018

Hey Zack I’m a huge fan and wanted to say thank you for sighing my ball at PNC PARK last week! Also I have a suggestion. It’d be really cool if you’d maybe put a food category on your website! It’s something different, but I think a lot of people would love it! 
Thanks Zack!
All the best!


July 18, 2018

Dear Zack,

I would like to know if you are going to the twins game against the Detroit tigers on August 19th because I would love to meet you and that’s when I’m going could you respond on your channel during a Video or you can just email me back or you can text or call me at [number redacted]. Thanks

Sincerely, your biggest fan Brody k.

July 18, 2018

Thank you so much for signing my boys ticket at the pirate game. What you are doing is super awesome and now my son wants to start a you tube channel. Anybody that loves the game like u do has to be a good guy. 
Thanks again,

July 18, 2018

Hey Zack 
My Bar Mitzvah is in September and I was wondering if you wanted to come. If you wanted to come for the service you can but if you want to come for the party I would love it. Thanks 
From your friend 

July 17, 2018


Hope you're having a great summer! Big fan of your videos and how it allows people to experience ballparks to an extent without going there! Would love to have you on our podcast to talk about all you do!


July 16, 2018 (Subject: Message from Italy)

Zack what’s your favorite stadium? And when you will be in a New York Yankees match next year like in June or July? (Because I will be there and I want to meet you) (my dream)


July 16, 2018


I was working at the All Star Fanfest yesterday, registering people for the Experience Pass. Three younger men, maybe in their early 20's, said Zack Hample is here. It lightly registered so I asked them to repeat what they said. When they said you were there, they started to explain who you are. I told them that I know your brother, Rabbi Joe, and well know who you were. When I finished my shift and returned to the Fanfest floor, I tried to find out where you could be. The people in charge knew who you are and said you were probably wandering around the facility. Just wanted to say hi, but didn't get a chance to do that. Hope you had a great time.


July 11, 2018

Hi Zack,

My son Jack is 7 years old and your #1 fan. He watches your videos over and over and makes me take him to batting practice. We would love to see you at work. When are you going to be at a Southern California Park?

Best Regards,

July 7, 2018

Hey Zack

I am a regular baseball fan who has followed your "ballhawking" career since the early 2000's. I would like to extend a thank you for everything you have done in the baseball community. I find it genuinely inspiring that you get to enjoy your hobby while also teaching others the science and the fun of snagging a baseball.

I sometimes get teased on by my friends that I am a nerd for following something that may seem childish. But, in my opinion, there are not many things in life that are exciting than catching a home run from a big leaguer. It's a feeling that always gets me excited and it never gets old.

It's phenomenal that every time I make a trip to the ballpark, I get to relive the same excitement that I experienced when I was a little kid. I truly admire your dedication to the baseball community as I stated before with all of your charity work and your generosity to other fans and players.

I am excited to attend my first home run derby this year, and I am sure many other ballhawks are too. I thank you for spreading this unique hobby around the world to others, the only downside to this is that there is now more competition (haha). Thank you again.


July 6, 2018

Hey Zack,
I wanted to give you a tip for the next time you’re in Minneapolis at Target Field. Go up to the third level behind home plate, and there are a couple of bars up there. Go into the bar on the first base side, and the organist for the stadium sits in there. You can go right up to her, talk to her, and watch her play the organ between pitches, outs, etc. I take my kids to see her anytime we’re at a game. It’s one of the more unique experiences in any MLB ballpark, so be sure to check it out.

I just happened across your YouTube channel this last week, and the videos are a lot of fun to watch. You’ve got a lot of energy and you do a great job. Keep it up!


July 4, 2018

Hi Zack,

Hope you’re doing well! Are you going to be at Yankee Stadium on Saturday August 11th and will you be in right field? I’d really like to meet you in person! Thanks and have a great day! Also Happy 4th!


June 30, 2018

Dear Mr. Hample,

My name is Sean and I am from Boston. I have been a long time fan of you and your videos and books truly helped grow my passion of the game. I am currently 18 and leaving for school in the fall in hopes of becoming a Data Analyst for an MLB team. I leave for school in early August as I am going to the military school, Massachusetts Maritime Academy. I was emailing to ask if you would be going to any games at Fenway before that. I would love to get a book and ball autographed it that would be ok.

Thank you,

June 28, 2018

Hey Zack,

First off, I appreciate the correspondence last month - after getting shut out yet again 5/30 yankees vs astro's and 6/10 Mets vs Orioles (no batting practice day after night game), I tried again last night at Citi Field vs Pirates.

I've got my mitt and I decided to stay in the same spot by the Geico signage in RF, even though ball after ball was getting hit to the Coca-Cola corner above. Two other guys got balls in my row, a half hour passes, i'm starting to feel it's gonna be another night without a ball and then ... a lefty (i have no clue who) hits one long and far, it's coming my way, I stick my glove out on the backhand and there it is! After 4 decades at ballparks, I've got my first ball and it was legit as can be - a Homer on the fly! It was even more awesome than I thought, landed right in the webbing, no sting, I got a few cheers, and then I pumped my fist and yelled!

There is no way I'm catching that ball, or even wanting to catch it without you ... i have watched over 20 of your videos, you show how much prep and thought goes into it. I left my house at 3pm for a 7:10 start, so I could get into the park as soon as i could. It's all i was thinking about all day ... the Mets have been so bad lately, didn't matter, I wanted to get a ball.

So, I'm dedicating this first ball to you ... you are the man!


Westfield, NJ

P.S. My pix is attached, Also attached is a pix of Pirates reliever Steven Brault and bullpen catcher Justin Comadena, who were 2 good guys giving balls last night.

P.P.S. Also, great job going to the MLB food fest - I wanted to go, just couldn't get there .. I've had the Waffle fries w/ crab dip at Camden Yards - those are AMAZING.

June 28, 2018

Dear Zack, 
My name is Jonah. I am 11 years old. I am a huge fan of yours. What you do is amazing. I try to be like you and get balls, but I will never be as good as you. I watch all of your videos. I live in Baltimore, Maryland. I know you like that stadium a lot and I would like to know when you are going there next. I would love to meet you and catch balls together. I really want to meet you!!!!!


June 25, 2018

Hey Zack I recently started to watch your videos on YouTube and like your dedication to the art of snagging baseballs. I am a huge YANKEES FAN and I am going to the game against the Philly's at Citizens Bank Park. I never met you before but it's better late than never. My mother is a huge Philly's fan that goes to the Phillies 101 a lot. She also goes to the Phantasy camp in Clearwater twice now. Out of your 10k+ balls are any from spring training camps?? I am Michael Urban and maybe we can snagging some baseballs some time. Maybe your gonna be at the game in Philadelphia tommorow. I'll be in sec 135.


June 18, 2018

Hi zack my name is John Kilheeney and I wanted to know if you will be at Yankee Stadium on June 29th for the Yankees Vs. Red Sox's game. I want to meet you in person and maybe get an autograph from you.

June 17, 2018

Hey Zack I was wondering if u are going to another game at Yankee stadium bc I was wondering if we could meet at the bleachers and say hi and get a photo. I look forward to your response.


June 16, 2018

Hey Zack it's one of your biggest fans and I was wanting to know l if you are reading this will you when will you go to target field in Minneapolis I live in Minnesota and I would love to do a watch a game with you but we really can’t because it's 4 Hour Drive but that’s our closest ballpark so if you’re reading this please respond.I want to do a watch a game with zack but it’s going to be hard.

P.S I am a ball player I have won State in Texas 2 times got second at a Southwestern US World Series.Getting Major League Baseballs with you is a dream come true

Your Biggest Fan

June 12, 2018


I remember meeting you back in April 2011, since then we’ve crossed paths many times at various stadiums (mostly NY). I’ve been in several blog entries of yours as well. Due to college and a demanding work schedule I have not been able to attend as many games like prior years. However whenever I do attend you bet I have my glove and shirts of both teams with me! Between the last two seasons we’ve only crossed paths twice at Yankee Stadium. You always spot me out and say a quick hello every time. I’ve always been appreciative of that! Every season I try to hit three new ballparks and have now been to 21 of the 30 stadiums. Last night at Safeco Field not only did I snag 11 baseballs but, I also chased down a Mike Trout home run ball, the 220th of his career and my first ever game home run; What a moment! You’ve trained all of us well!! I attached some photo’s of the ball below along with others of us through the years. I watch every stadium video of yours, read all three books and follow you daily. You’re doing a wonderful job Zack. Without you, I wouldn't have the passion for baseball that I do today. Thank you for sharing all of your great experiences and expertise! Until the next time we catch up at Yankee Stadium.

Your friend,

June 12, 2018

Hey Zack. I’m frequently trying to talk to you on social media however you don’t respond which is fine but hopefully you can see this. My name is Jake and I’m 13 and I was wondering if you wanted to meet and do something at a Mariners game sometime this summer. I watch all your videos and have been subbed since 100K. It would mean so much if you just got back to me so yeah, thanks Zack for even reading this if you do and just email me back if you would want to.

-a Pretty Big Fan

June 12, 2018

I'm Max and am 13 years old living in Arlington Virginia. I am a season ticket holder with the Washington Nationals and just wanted to know when you would be coming into DC so I could maybe hook you up with on the field access before a game. I’m not looking for an easy way for a Watch With Zack game I just want to hook you up. I know you are a busy guy. I respect your videos a lot I think they are really cool. If you could respond as soon as possible that would be awesome. Also if you are busy and already have your schedule planned out for the next month or so that's ok. Just wanting to do something special for an idol of mine.

From Max

June 8, 2018

Hey zack!! I was just wondering if u were attending the yankee game this Thursday because I’m one of ur biggest fans and I really wanna meet you!!!


June 8, 2018

Hi Zack,

Hello, my names Jackson. I’m a big fan of your videos and I was wondering if you know what stadium you’ll be at July 11th?


May 30, 2018

Hi zack,

I want to say thank you!! Because i was this week at vacation at new york and watched a yankees game and catched a ball!! Thank you for your helpfull tips at your videos!!!

Best wishes from germany and keep going with your videos


May 30, 2018

Hi Zack,

My name is Drew and I'm 11. I'm from Florida but I live in Minnesota. I love the Cubs. I have 1 MLB baseball from Tropicana Field. I also have 2 balls from the Pirate's A-Ball team, the Bradenton Marauders.

I've watched almost all of your videos and love them. I am going to Target Field on Thursday, July 12, to see the Twins play the Rays. I can't find your 2018 schedule. If you could send it to me, that would be great. Hope to see you then.

Your friend, 

May 30, 2018

Hey Zack,

You might not remember me but we met outside of the bathrooms at Yankee Stadium and talked briefly about my Senior Project. I just want to extend my gratitude once more and thank you for being such a great model and a great source of information for everything baseball. I have attached the video I took in batting practice of me catching a Gary Sánchez home run to this email. I hope you enjoy!


May 29, 2018

Mr. Hample,

My name is Nate, I’m almost 18 and I live near Pittsburgh, Pa, so my team is the Pirates. I have watched you religiously since Spring Training this year. I snagged 3 balls in 3 games this year in Florida Spring Training. I have always been fascinated with the sought-after prized possession of a baseball and snagging them at Major League games. I wanted to learn how to “get better” at snagging the balls. So I turned to, of course, YouTube, and you’re videos were the first results. At first I was like, wow this guy takes ALL of the balls. Then I quickly realized I was TOTALLY wrong. I think what you do is truly incredible and honestly inspiring for anyone who loves baseball. HUGE FAN!
This year I’ve been to 4 Pirates regular season games. I went 0-2 the first two games, but I snagged my personal best about two weeks ago with 6 baseballs. All tossups but I didn’t care, I was so happy. This past Saturday, May 27th, I got 4 balls. Gave 3 away and kept one. Again all tossups. Highlight of the day was playing catch with Greg Garcia of the Cardinals. First time catching with a Major Leaguer. 
I owe all my success of catching balls, and my knowledge that continues to grow, to you, Mr. Hample! In Spring Training, I got a tossup from Pirates bullpen catcher, Jordan Comadena. At the time I didn’t know he was a coach, I thought he was a minor leaguer because of his number, 89. Then a about 3 weeks ago I saw him in the bullpen, and yelled down that I had got a ball from him in Spring Training and would like to talk sometime. Later that I night I DM’ed him on Instagram and he responded the next day. We have now become friends and talk fairly regularly, about 4-5 times a week and have talked every game I’ve been to since then (2 games). 
Ok, so what I want to say is thank you for what you do, and how you share your success with people with the use of the internet. I have developed a friendship with a major league coach, played catch with a major leaguer, and have also met the guy who hooks you up in Pittsburgh, Im terrible with names and forget his name…
I would love to get to know you on a personal level if possible, because you’re awesome, and would love to meet you and snag balls together. I want to continue my progress on catching baseballs, my next goal is 10.

Thanks so much for all you do! Take care!

May 29, 2018

Hi Zack, its my birthday can u wish me a happy birthday ur my favourite youtube and Ive watched all your videos in a row twice keep up the good work.

May 28, 2018

Dear Zack, My name is Steven and I'm 12 years old. 
Thank You for your videos. They are awesome. Everyday after school I get home and just watch your videos over and over again. I just got too see the Yankees play in Kansas City, I didn't get a ball, but I almost did from the Umpire. I have gotten 4 baseballs in my 2 games I have been too. But I also go to Minor League games. In about 5 games I have been to, I have gotten 21 baseballs. You are one of my favorite you tubers. Congrats on your on your 10,000 ball last season. That's amazing. I can't believe that you got three home run balls. That's amazing. Thank you again.

May 26, 2018

Hey Zack!!!!! I will not be able to afford a watch with Zack game but I just wanted to say that I will be in Boston on September 15 and 16 so I'm hoping that you will be able to do a video there. You have been a great influence and I like to watch your videos


Ps. If you actually read this could you respond back

May 25, 2018

Bringing my boys to their 1st mlb game at Safeco. They LOVE your you tubes. I can see you being in the booth talking up games very soon. Congrats Zack!

Rob from Bend, Oregon

May 17, 2018

Hi Zack,

My name is Zack also, and I just wanted to take a few moments to send you an email and basically asking for forgiveness. I’ve said some harsh things in the past via Twitter, and you’ve actually blocked me. I made some harsh tweets about the Fort Bragg Game that you attended, and that appeared to be the reason. However, I met you in person and you were extremely approachable, and a very standup guy. I’m from The Atlanta area, and am a Braves fan. We met in what appears to me to be your latest trip to Suntrust Park. I want to thank you for being as welcoming as you were, and would again like to apologize for my actions behind a social media wall. If you would, I would love the chance to follow you again. I watch your videos, and they’re very entertaining. Always been a big baseball fan. My twitter handle is @[redacted]. Thank you for reading this email, and whether you reply or not, I hope you’re doing well and stay safe in your travels. Go Braves!


May 16, 2018

I have been binging your YouTube videos. My 8 year old son, and I are taking a road trip from Chicago (go cubs) to Florida and catching a reds game in Cincinnati and a Braves game in Atlanta during the road trip. I would love to be able to arrive for batting practice and get a ball for him. I noticed you mentioned the reds let you buy an extra ticket to get in early. Is that still a thing? Also, do you have any tips at all for getting players to sign a ball for him after the game at either stadium?

Thanks man. You are truly living the dream. Going to ballpark to ballpark and watching baseball game after baseball game. By your videos you seem like your a great dude and are definitely appreciative of your experiences. I couldn’t say enough good things about the videos. If you find time to respond I would appreciate it. If you don’t I will still be a fan.


May 15, 2018

Hey zack, i tweeted you today for asking if you were planning to come in london for the 2019 games.

My friend and I are from switzerland and we both are red sox fans, i'll be happy to personnaly invite you for one of the games and so to laugh and make a tour in london with you to chat a bit!

I think you must have so many propositions from fans but why not trying to catch you!

By the way, continue the good work, it's a pleasure to watch your videos and let me know for london!


May 13, 2018

Hi Zack,

Using your tip, I was able to get a third out ball on my first attempt. Unfortunately, they were not using Mothers Day commemorative balls. Disappointing, but I was still thrilled to get an 3rd out ball. (hit by Aaron Judge!)

Thanks again for the tip and congrats on finally snagging 3 homers in a game! I know you’ve been trying to do that for a while.


May 10, 2018

Hey Zack,

I just wanted to say congratulations on your 3 homer night in Cincinnati. I just watched the video. Thank you for sharing and good luck the rest of the season. You’re off to a pretty darn good start.

Go Brewers!

May 9, 2018

Thanks for the information Zack,

Please notify me when you have plans for coming to Miami. To be honest while I am writing this email, I am watching the video were you caught 3 game homeruns on splitscreen. Again i would love to meet you in person and would love to see you at a game in Miami. Your videos are absolutely amazing and you are a great person, with amazing personallity. I have actually tried to email some of my other favorite Youtubers before, but never gotten a reply, so i truly thank you for being kind and considerate, and actually paying attention to what i have to say. Anyway thank you, and i would love to meet you sometime in miami,


May 9, 2018

Zack, I have a question for you.. Have you ever been called a Hero? Heros can be nurses or doctors that save your life.. 
But what about someone that saves your 'way of life'..?
Every game I get a ball(or 8) and I hear in the distance, "give it to a kid", or "let the kids have fun.." 
What they don't know or realize, is that I(like you) give away 3/4 of the balls I get to lil kids that don't have the chance or ability to get one.. 
Seeing you and watching your interactions and respect for the game remind me, it doesn't matter your age or skill level, the only thing that matters is your passion and true love for the sport... 
So, for that Zack, you are a Hero of mine..
I'd love to have your autograph.. Please let me know how to acquire one(self addressed stamped envelope or another form)

Thank you

May 9, 2018

Hi Zack,

My name is Charlie and live in London in the UK and am a big fan of your channel.

I have never really been into baseball due to it not being widely acknowledged over this side of the pond. I’ve been watching your videos and have sucked into the world of MLB ever since. I am still learning the game and its rules but I'm really enjoying your content and have been dying to go to a game when I go over to the US some day.

Strangely enough, whilst my baseball interests have been increasing over the past month or so, the MLB have just announced the 2019 London Series! Which is at the stadium that I have a season ticket at to watch West Ham United Football Club (soccer team).

I'm obviously planning to go and was wondering if you have plans to come over and watch the games here, if so I'd love to meet you in the stadium for a beer and a chat.

Best regards,

May 9, 2018

Zack, I just wanted to say congrats on your 3 homer game in Cincinnati. I almost got a Billy Hamilton home run at the start of the season, but a Cardinals fan beat me to it (Reply back if you want me to send you the video of that). You should go to Cincy more often this season. No one goes to the games at all and I can easily see you getting a lot of game homers. Good Luck with the rest of the season, Patrick.

May 7, 2018

Just saw you snag an hr in the home run deck in san diego.. I'm 42yo and I'm a big fan.. I follow you on YouTube.. I go to san jose giants games.. I get about 8 per game.. thank you for having fun, even after 10,000 balls...

May 6, 2018

Hey Zack! Hope you enjoyed the Series and the stadium. We as mexicans feel honored when foreign people come to the country and enjoy it. Monterrey hopes you come back soon!!
Have a safe trip back home.


May 4, 2018

Hi Zack,

First off, I wanted to thank you for letting me know about the Opening Day commemorative balls, as I snagged one tossed up by Marlins 2B Miguel Rojas to end the third inning at the Phillies home opener.

I am going to be at Yankee Stadium on Mother’s Day, and am aware that they use commemorative balls on that day too. I have an outfield seat in section 136. I wanted to see if it’s possible to snag a toss up near the dugouts, or is it too difficult with the Legends Seats in that area.

Sorry for the long email, I can’t imagine how busy you always are. Thanks so much and keep up the great videos.


P.S. I’m very impressed with the Miller Park Inaugural Game commemorative ball that you have.

May 3, 2018

Dear Zack, I just received your stuff, thank you so much! It’s not often when public figures take time to reply. Good luck this season. Btw your stuff is already framed on my wall!


April 29, 2018

(Subject: I got my first baseball today! Thanks for inspiring me!) 

HI Zack,

My name is Graceson Brustoski and I live in Ohio. I went to the Indians vs Mariners game today in Cleveland with my dad.

I got my first ball!!! Mike Clevinger threw it over 200 feet to me while playing catch in the outfield with Trevor Bauer!

I love everything you put out and am inspired by it all! Thank you!

I especially love your meet and greet video with Tampa Bay!

Maybe some day I can go to a game with you!

I’ve watched all of your videos and I’m your #1 fan! I really enjoy your work!

Great job! You’re AWESOME!

Your Friend,

Graceson Brustoski
(I am using my mom’s email since I don’t have my own yet. Feel free to email me back if you can. Thanks so much!)

10,000 AWESOME JOB!!!!!!!!!!!

April 21, 2018

Dear Zack,

My name is Matthew. I am 9 and a half years old. I love baseball. I watch you on Youtube and think you are great. I had eye surgery in February and have been having to wear a patch over my eye to help my eyes heal. I hate wearing the patch. On June 3rd, it's Mike Trout jersey day at Angel Stadium. My parents promised I could go to the game if I keep wearing the eye patch. I am wondering if you are going to be at the game? I would really like to meet you. I showed my parents how to use Seat Geek too. They are going to look into it for our tickets. If you are going to be at the game, could I walk around with you a little bit? I hope you will write me back.I copied my mom on this so you know she is ok with it.


April 18, 2018

Hey Zack, I just wanted to say I’m a huge fan of your blog and your YouTube. I’m in the middle of the baseball and I’m really enjoying it, you did a great job with it. Are you coming to Fenway this year? Have you ever been to McCoy stadium in Pawtucket? Good luck with your fundraiser for pitch in for baseball, I hope I see you At Fenway this year.

Sincerely, Ethan

April 16, 2018

Zack, I am a ten-year old boy Rangers fan. I was wondering if you could come back too Arlington soon so I can try to meet you! I am a HUGE fan of your videos. Baseball is my life and if you could do this, it would be make my life even better! You are my hero! I will truly appreciate it. I will send you a date and time.

Your biggest fan,
Dylan B.

April 16, 2018

Hey Zack I have watched a whole bunch of your YouTube videos. Pretty cool things you’ve done. Do you think you’ll be back in Toronto this year if so I’d like to meet you. And for your instagram contests I can’t enter them it’s not working for me. Some of the prizes are pretty sweet. Hope you get back to me. Andrew.

April 15, 2018

Hi my name is Michael im 16 years old and a huge fan of you, you're my idol and you always inspire me and some things you should know about me is Yankees are my favorite team i watched them and you all the time im your biggest fan i wanna try to be like you so much. I was wondering if when i go to my first yankee game if you could link up with me it would mean alot to me thank you for your time.


April 15, 2018

Hey zack, I live in Nova Scotia Canada, I am a huge fan and watch all of your videos, I remeber seeing you on the Rosie show when i was a kid and thought this guy is awsome. I reallly hate to ask as im sure you get lots of requests but could you please send me an autographed ball. I am a huge toronto bluejays fan and have bin to only one game. Thank you for taking the time to read my email and keep making the videos. Thanks again.


April 14, 2018

Hi Zack,

My Brother ran into you at The Trop On 4/14/2018 Vs the Phillies. I was the one that you called on the phone and i thouht it was a prank. That made my day. You are one of my favorite youtubers ever. I look up to you and you are a huge part of my home life. I come home every day and watch your videos. Thank you for signing a ball and talking base ball with me. I hope you get to 10750 balls this year. Your rubber band ball is also AWESOME!

Keep up the good work
(your biggest fan)

April 13, 2018

Hey Zack it’s me again and I’m going to ask you if you have plans on coming to the white sox game, on may 24th, because my school is having a field trip there and there are some fans from yours in my school and we really want to meet you.


April 7, 2018


I saw your YouTube video on the Yankees home opener, and the Opening Day logo ball you got.

My son and I went to Opening Day in Tampa. No luck during BP - came close but too many people trying to catch balls.

But Joshua did get the ball from the home plate umpire, Jeff Nelson, and the end of the game. He figured out how to get down close and asked nicely, and was rewarded with a game ball.

If you look at the picture, the ball has the Rays 20th year logo. I was surprised it was not the Opening day logo.

Anyway, we enjoy watching your videos, and thanks for tips on how to get baseballs at the ballparks.


April 7, 2018

Hi Zack

Fred out of Montreal Quebec Canada, your love of the sport is contagious.

Keep your videos coming i love watching them, have tried some of tour trick but no baseball yet, i’ll keep trying whenever i go see my team The O’s.

Keep up the good work



April 7, 2018

Hey Zack,
I just wanted to say you are bye far my favorite YouTuber! I love how u are never mad except when the game gets delayed :) I wanted to see if u are possibly going to be at Suntrust park anytime soon because I always have wanted to meet u but I have never been at a game that u were at.
Best wishes,
Kenny-11 years old

April 7, 2018

Hello, Zack Hample, I am a huge fan of yours. My name is Benjamin and I was wondering if you could mail me your autograph. My address is [redacted]. It would mean the world to me.

April 5, 2018

Hey Zack, my name is Ethan, and I am a huge Giants fan, and I just want to say that I am a huge fan of yours and I love what you do I really hope that you reach 20,000 baseballs someday. I've currently only been to I mlb game but I hope to go to more games and maybe I'll meet you in person someday.


April 4, 2018

Hello, my name is Daniel. I am a huge fan of yours. I came across your videos one day and I love watching them. I am fascinated with how you have been able to do all of this. I wish there was a way to do this with the NBA. Anyways, I would like to ask if I could receive maybe an autograph. Thanks!


April 3, 2018

What's Up?!

Hi Zack, could you do more videos Kauffman Stadium?


You inspired me to start ballhawking, I mainly ballhawk at a place called Phill Welch Stadium in St. Joseph, Missouri, a summer college baseball leage's stadium and i'm okay at it, but i Could use some tips, could you give me some?


Don't let the ballhawker haters get you down, you do a cool job at it, hater's gonna hate.

Good Luck This Season,

April 3, 2018

Hey zack hope your having a GREAT DAY all i want to say is LIT VID YOUR AWESOME!.


March 31, 2018

Dear Zack Hample,

I just saw that you are going to be in Tampa on April 15 and I would love to meet you. Unfortunately that day I am getting confirmed into my church. I have two questions. One are you going to only one game in Tampa? Two if you are going to only one game is there anywhere else I could meet you in or around Tampa on Saturday April 14 or Sunday after the game? I really want to meet you but I can’t miss my church event so if there is any way you could respond with an answer that would be great.

Best Wishes,

March 29, 2018

Hi Zack,

I’m doing a bball road trip with my son and he is a HUGE fan of yours. We are heading to see the Met on April 1, Yankees on April 2, Phillies on April 3 and Red Sox on April 5. Are you planning on attending any of these? If so, my son would love a chance to meet you.

Please let me know.


March 25, 2018

Hi Zack I love watching your videos. You have inspired my dad and I to go on a road trip we we want to know where you’re at between April 3-8 let me know 
Sincerely Landen
P.S Good luck this season!!

March 22, 2018


Hello! My name is Joe and I have been watching your videos on Youtube for almost a year! One of my friends introduced me to your channel and it is incredible how well you are at catching baseballs!

I am emailing you because I have recently become a Orioles Season Ticket Holder (13 games) (right next to the Orioles Bullpen). I am a college student at Mt St Mary's University and am one of the managers for the basketball team!

If there is ever a game and you are in town, I would not mind at all letting you use my tickets. I know it sounds crazy, but you sound like a really great guy in all your videos.

Here are the games for Plan B:

vs. Twins - Saturday March 31 @ 7:05 PM
vs. Rays - Tuesday April 24 @ 7:05 PM
vs. Royals - Thursday May 10 @ 7:05 PM
vs. Nationals - Tuesday May 29 @ 7:05 PM
vs. Yankees - Saturday June 2 @ 4:05 PM
vs. Marlins - Friday June 15 @ 7:05 PM
vs. Mariners - Wednesday June 27 @ 7:05 PM
vs. Yankees - Wednesday July 11 @ 7:05 PM
vs. Red Sox - Tuesday July 24 24 @ 7:05 PM
vs. Mets - Wednesday August 15 @ 7:05 PM
vs. Blue Jays - Wednesday August 29 @ 7:05 PM
vs. White Sox - Friday September 14 @ 7:05 PM
vs. Blue Jays - Tuesday September 18 @ 7:05 PM

If you are ever in the area and are interested in attending an Orioles game, just let me know. I am not asking for a mention on any social media platform at all. Just wanted to do a nice thing.

If you are interested, my cell phone number is [redacted].

Good luck this upcoming season!


March 18, 2018

I just bought all of your books. I just wanted to let you know that u are the best and can u come to Chicago during spring break for me. March 25-April 1. I gave u my address and my birthday is actually the 28 of March. It would be awesome if u came. Plz email back.

Thanks Zack, Jake your #1 fan

March 16, 2018

Hey Zack. I am a huge fan of try videos and what you do. I think it is super awesome. Keep doing what your doing and I will keep watching your videos.

Your friend Rocco

March 14, 2018

Hey Zack ! :)

I’ve got fan mail letter which I’m dying to send to you. I wasn’t really sure how to send the letter to you as I don’t know the address. I tried my best to find it but no luck.

Out of curiosity and determination to send it to you I was planning on sending it to your family book shop in New York which hopefully someone you know there could pass it on to you due time.

Wasn’t absolutely sure wether that would be a good idea or not so I thought maybe it’s best I should email you asking which address I can send the letter to so you can receive it, just to be safe and to be sure.

Lots of thanks
A Good Fan from Gibraltar 

March 13, 2018

Hey zack IM YOUR 1 FAN ON YOUTUBE U THE BASEBALL GOAT in my oppopin ok so if I follow you on twitter do u follow fans back PLS it would make my day.


March 12, 2018

Dear Zack,

Hi my name is Dylan and I'm a big fan of your videos. Me and my brother both enjoy watching what you do every season. I'm from Kansas City and a huge Royals fan. March 26th before the regular season the Royals are playing an exhibition game with their Triple A affiliate Omaha Storm Chasers to celebrate 50 years of being affiliated together. I'm sure you know about the game and the 50th anniversary balls the Royals will use this season, but, I'm curious to know if you will be attending the game. I hope you are because it would be a honor to meet you. I would like to wish you luck this season on snagging baseballs and see what crazy foods you eat as well as what interactions you have this season.
Best Wishes,

P.S. Wish me luck not getting in trouble for using my school email ;)

March 11, 2018

Hello Zack. My name is Ben and I am 13 from Danville KY. I am a big fan. I love it when you do contests on YouTube because I do not have social media. I do not want it and think it is tearing apart society. But, when you do the contests, and you have to comment to win, I cannot win because I cannot comment on YouTube. So, that is just a complaint I have but I am a huge fan and want to see you at a game sometime. Thanks for being awesome, Ben.

March 9, 2018

sorry my computer wont let me send comments on the YouTube but thank you for you videos you inspire me to be better every day


March 7, 2018

Hi Zack, my name is Brayden. I am a big fan of yours. I was wondering if you will be at marlins park this season. Thanks!

March 3, 2018

Thanks for singing my ball Zack , I busted my ass to the game and worked so hard to see you !!! You're a where's Waldo to me and I felt so accomplished to find you

February 28, 2018

Hi Zack,

My name is Brodie Barrick and I am a 23 year old varsity hockey player at Ryerson University in Toronto, ON, but my main love and passion is baseball! I am a die-hard Red Sox fan but follow the entire MLB as well and am a big baseball card/memorabilia collector. I've also become a big fan of yours and your YouTube channel!

I was wondering if I would be able to send you a SASE in return for some autographed cards or a baseball from you. It would be an awesome addition to my collection. I don't have any of your cards but would gladly purchase them from you if you had some.

Please let me know! I look forward to hearing from you!


February 28, 2018

Hello! I’ve been watching your videos for years. Was wondering how long you’re planning on staying in AZ? I will arrive on March 16th and would love to meet you! Thanks!


February 26, 2018

Zack I love you, your a legend , I go on YouTube every day looking for an upload and I'm blessed when I see one


February 26, 2018

Hey Zack!

I just saw that you’re in AZ for the Cactus League. We’ll be there from March 1-4. What games will you be at? I know my son and his friends would love to say hello.


February 21, 2018

Hey bud my ten-year-old son wanted me to email you and ask if you would be attending any games this year at Camden Yards in Baltimore or the Frederick Keys or anywhere around that area we live in Gettysburg Pennsylvania he watches you all the time he wanted to know if you would ever be around where he could get his picture or an autograph from you I told him I would email you but wasn't sure if you would reply thanks


February 11, 2018

Good afternoon Zack. My name is Brett Drummond from Sydney Australia. Just writing to you to let you know my son is a massive fan of yours and i am also a fan. On my bucket list is to get my son and I over to Yankee Stadium and Dodger Stadium and come home with a few baseballs. We go to a few Australian Baseball League (ABL) games and have brought home a heap of official balls from this last season. Out here we use Brett Baseballs owned by George Brett hall of famer from the Kansas City Royals. Can i also ask a favour. If you can reply and do a shout out to my son Brody. I have also attached a couple of photos of our Autralian Official Baseballs.


February 6, 2018

Dear Zack Hample,

My name is Joseph Fischer and I am your biggest fan ever. I am 11 years old and I live in Omaha, Nebraska. I love to go ball hawking and watch your awesome videos. I know that your friend Alex Katz is Jewish and so am I. My Bar Mitzvah project is to collect baseball equipment and donate it to “Pitch in for baseball”. I was wondering if you and Alex could help me donate something to the project. My Bar Mitzvah is May 11, 2019, so there is plenty of time. I hope to meet you one day soon and go ball hawking with you.

Good luck on the 2018 season and thanks in advance for your support.

Your biggest fan ever,

February 4, 2018

Hey Zack, my name is Ethan and I am seventeen years old. I don't have a lot of friends and have alot of passion for baseball, I watch your videos all the time and you inspire me every day to work hard and achieve my goals. I thank you and appreciate what you have done for me.  

January 27, 2018

Hey Zack i am a fan of yours and i would like to know if you are going to be snaging baseball's this year at Angel Stadium because if you do i would like to snag them with you and you can make it a Watch with Zack Game.


January 24, 2018

Dear Zack
I’m a huge fan of your I have been watching since you caught the Alex Rodriguez Home Run Ball. And I watch your videos almost every day. Since I’m such a big fan I was wounded if you had a fan mail address?

Your Friend 

January 20, 2018

Hey Zack,

I am going to a yankee game in may and I was wondering what time to show up at yankee stadium if I want to try to snag a baseball from the bp group with Stanton and Judge. You are truly my idol and I would deeply appreciate if you could respond to this email.

Thank you


January 11, 2018

Hi Zack my name is Logan and I'm a huge baseball fan since i was born. Are you planning on attending the 2019 MLB All-Star game at Progressive Field in Cleveland? I am and it will be my first ever all star game experience. I enjoy your videos and you're totally awesome. I saw you on tv last April and you are a shining sensation. Hope you're doing well man! I hope I get the chance to meet you in person sometime soon.  

January 9, 2018

Dear Zack, 
This is Aaron Friedman from Cincinnati, Ohio. Thank you so much for the signed baseball and very nice video clip you sent for my Bar Mitzvah. It was awesome! I was so happy to receive both the video and the baseball. It was definitely a highlight of the day and is still a highlight now. I always get excited when there is a new video, and can’t wait to watch it. I was so excited when you reached 10,000 baseballs at Camden Yards in Baltimore! It must’ve been an amazing feeling. I can’t wait for you to visit Great American Ballpark in 2018, and to hopefully meet you in person! My dad said he would take us for Skyline chili!! If you want to follow me on social media, I would truly appreciate it, my Instagram and Snapchat are: [redacted]

Thank you again for the amazing video, I still watch it over and over again and can’t believe it’s Zack Hample! 

December 31, 2017

Hey Zack! My name is Ben Reynolds and I live in Danville Kentucky. I love watching your videos and am subscribed to your channel. I would really like to meet up with you at a game sometime. I love going to baseball games and me and my family go to a few games each season. I am not as good a ballhawk as you but I am only 13. I have 31 major league baseballs including 2 commemorative Pete Rose balls. I also have 3 Florida Spring Training Balls and 4 autographs. (And 25 Minor League Balls) I think I saw you at the Pete Rose statue day at Great American but was too far away. I was sitting one section over from the visiting team's dugout. We go to Great American a lot because we live semi-close. I hope to maybe cross paths with you in the 2018 season!

P.S. I loved your book, "The Baseball"

Your Fan, Ben

December 12, 2017

Zack -

How are you. Congrats on a fantastic year!

I am a lifelong New Yorker but living in Tokyo. My 10 year old son has become a massive Yankee fan and I must admit, next to Aaron Judge, you are his next favorite baseball celebrity. He loves your videos, and I’ve just purchased your books for him. He was watching the game when Judge snagged the ball you were going for during the playoffs and he couldn’t figure out what to be more excited with – Judge’s catch or the fact that you were right there. The photo of you and Judge going for that ball summed up everything he loved about the 2017 season.

He and I are planning a baseball trip to the states next year and we’re planning where we want to go. We will obviously spend some time in NY at Yankee Stadium. As a surprise, I’d love to get him a “Watch with Zach” opportunity if we can make our schedules connect and if you’re still doing those things. He would love to hang out at the park and learn from the master.

Hope all is well. Let me know if this is possible. I’d love to surprise him with it.

All the best,

November 30, 2017

Dear Mr. Hample,

My brother and i are huge fans. We went to 4 games this year and I caught 6 balls and my brother got 3. I am really thankful for your videos and the way that you inspire me to go out and have fun. I would love to meat you at your book store in New York. My Grandpas voice doctors office is a block away and he is going to take me up sometime to stop by the store. As always, keep up the great work and catch more baseballs.

P.S: What do you think of Rhys Hoskins

Fellow ballhawk, Elisha

November 14, 2017

Hey Zack! It is truly an honor to send you a mail.

May I present to you, my name is Diego, I'm 18 and am your biggest fan from Mexico. You may recall me from Twitter and Instagram since I always reply with my username "diegoqr35".

If there is something that I enjoy, is watching your videos. Whenever I'm under pressure because of school, your videos are the best part of the day. Your book the Baseball is simply an amazing book filled with research and experience. I really enjoyed it.

I can't tell you how excited I am to see you in Monterrey. While I am from Mexico City (I'll be waiting for you down here in 2019 when MLB has a game in Mexico City), I'll catch a flight to Monterrey. I can't tell you how much you will enjoy it here, the Mexican atmosphere is electric.

Tell me if you would like to catch a bite to eat or simply visit a local place in Monterrey. If you would like, how about after Saturday's game? I know great Mexican places and would love to talk baseball and walk you around the city. My friends tell me I'm virtually a tourist guide in any place around the world because I know a lot about cities hahahah.

Congrats in 10,000, I can't tell you how happy I am for you.

FYI In December, I'm visiting NY so I'll personally leave a letter in the bookstore and something I would love if you would autograph!

Thank you very much for being the best YouTuber that exists and thanks for making me a ballhawk. Lifetime count: 6 (all obtained in 2017).

¡Te espero en mayo! "I'll be waiting for you in May"

Best regards,

P.S your Spanish has improved a lot, your "dame la pelota por favor" is great.

October 30, 2017

Hi Zack! My name's Amara. I'm 14 years old and I live in Chicago. I have been around baseball all my life, my dad loves baseball and my brother plays baseball and practically worship the Astros. But got really interested in it about a year ago. My dad has been a lifelong Chicago baseball fan and we go to Sox games all the time. At first, I was a little bored because the games were super long. But my interest sparked one September night when the Sox played the Royals and I received my very first baseball from Royals reliever, Kevin McCarthy. From then I was hooked.

I started putting more interest in the Cubs because of their championship run (which paid off in the end :)). When the season rolled around in 2017, I was ready to be completely engaged in baseball. First, it was autographs. I got my first from Ben Zobrist while he was walking to the player's parking lot after a game at Wrigley. Then, to get even closer, I thought about getting more baseballs. Baseballs were really tied more to the game. But, I was puzzled on how I could get alot of baseballs. Then, I came across your videos and absolutely loved them! The way you communicated with the players and coaches was very captivating and the way you explored aspects of all of the parks made me feel as if I visited there.

Watching your videos paid off. I was able to get a warm up ball from Jose Abreu and start a small conversation with Jose Bautista. How amazing! My dad absolutely loves how you pursued your passion and uses you as an example of how I can be anything I want to be. 
I hope next season to catch more baseballs and get more autographs, and help my brother snag some balls too. I was wondering if you could come to more Chicago games. My brother and I have always imagined what it would be like to run into you. Thank you for escalating my excitement in baseball as teenage girl!

-Amara, avid Cubs, Dodgers, and White Sox fan
P.S. Sorry if the email was really longg.

October 29, 2017

Hi Zack! My son Simon is a 10 year old boy from Chicago who is a HUGE fan of yours. He discovered you about 6 months ago and has been watching and following your videos daily. He has also read your book. He talks about you constantly and your experiences at the ballparks. You have inspired him to want to travel to every baseball park in the country :). He loves baseball but your ballpark adventures have taken his love to a new level. For his birthday this year, he asked for your birthday package which we can not afford, but I was HOPING you would be so kind as to send him maybe an autographed picture or a quick note. It would make Simons year! His birthday is November 17th. If you would be so kind to mail something, our address is [redacted]. I know you are busy but now that baseball season is winding down I was hoping you could do this for us! Thank you for your time! 

October 29, 2017

hi my name is Rachi and you motivated. Me to do better in ballhawking you could get 2 balls at end of game one from umpire and one from payers coming out of bullpen and another one if there is a player behind please go to another World Series game at Houston or L.A. keep up awesome work

October 26, 2017

Dear Zack Hample,

I would like to thank you for spending time to sign the stuff I sent you. The photos came back perfect and the card was absolutely gorgeous thanks for the little note too. Congrats on 10k and I hope for you to get more in the future. Can't wait to see you at a game next year hopefully. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Best wishes,

October 24, 2017

Hi Zack,

I just recently discovered your channel. i'm not a huge baseball fan but i find your videos really fascinating. I feel like I have been to all the stadiums in the MLB. your videos make me want to go to more games.

you are THE only channel i have ever subscribed to on youtube. you should feel proud.

Congrats on another great season

if you are interested in knowing where i am located I will give you a hint... the world's oldest baseball diamond


October 23, 2017

Hi Zack!

I'm writing to tell you that my son, Jake age 10, is writing a book report on your book "The Baseball: Stunts, Scandals, and secrets Beneath the Stitches."

I thought you might find that really cool! I was wondering if you could email him so he could use that towards his book report. Just a simple hello would be so cool to him. His email is [redacted].

Here is a pic of him at Game 3 of the playoffs this year at Fenway Park. He went to game 2 and Game 3. He is a huge Red Sox fan! He hasn't caught a ball there yet but you never know!

Thank you so much! Jake loves to watch all of your videos you make too!


October 23, 2017

Hi Zack my name is Ryan. I am 12 years old and I LOVE your YouTube channel. I’ve been watching you for a long time now. You taught me many tricks on catching baseballs. My favorite team is the tigers and I love Comerica Park. Thank you keep doing what you do from your subscriber Ryan

October 22, 2017

I just wanted to write a quick note to thank you for your videos and for the great attitude you bring. I've been going through some rough times lately and your videos have been a good way for me to unwind from what seems like a hectic life right now.

But that's neither here or there.

I just wanted to reach out and say I appreciate what you're doing. The behind the scenes at Fenway was among my favorite videos.

Please keep em coming.

And of course, Yankees suck! Haha

Take care, 

October 20, 2017

Hello Zack,

Greetings from Guatemala “the land of the eternal spring” where we love and play some baseball. Hope one day will come and visit, there are direct flights from NYC.

Check out his awesome brand new ballpark in Managua Nicaragua “Estadio Nacional Dennis Martinez” just inaugurated yesterday, Friday-Sunday the Nicaragua national team will play against Taiwan on a friendship match, then Monday October 23rd is the official opening game and season of the Nicaragua Professional BaseBall League (LBPN). The ballpark a seating capacity of around 16,000 and will even include season tickets. They will have a commemorative ball as well.

Hope you can combine a Central America baseball/tourism trip (Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama).

If there is anything I can do, please let me know.

I also look forward to meet you and learn some late ballhawking from you.



October 18, 2017

Hello Zack, I introduce myself:

I am Carlos, a boy from Zaragoza, a city of Spain between Madrid and Barcelona. I am a big fan of baseball, sport that here in Spain is not played or seen, instead I see all the summaries of the mlb in youtube and a few months ago I found your YouTube channel.

Thanks to your channel I can do two things, improve my English listening to you and enjoy a sport 
that I fell in love with.

I like very much to see the different stadiums and to see how you travel them, discovering a completely new world for me, and with those foods ... a little envy!

I never dare to send messages to anyone, but I read on your website that you respond to fans, and as such I am one of them I have decided to talk to you and to know that you have fans across the 

The contests you make are supposed to be for people living in the United States, that's why I 
never participate, but my birthday is in a month and I would love for you to send me a ball 
signed by you, if possible it's clear.

Keep making those videos, maybe in a not too distant time go for the first time to new york and enjoy watching the yankees.

Many thanks and a strong hug.

October 18, 2017


I wanted to thank you for reconciling with Peter. I know that was bothering him and it was admirable what you did. I think your collection is great and I encourage to keep at your passion no matter who says what. I love how you give a portion of them away too and your charities etc. There's always gonna be haters out there like you mentioned to me about your twitter account, but usually that means your doing something right or productive as to why they hate. Let it roll off. It is what it is. The same haters are ones that hate me too for my accomplishments. All the best and I'm sure we will cross paths again. Anything you need...don't hesitate to reach out.


October 16, 2017

Hi Zack this is kellan schummer and I was just wondering if you could meet us at a cubs game next year. If you could that would mean so much to me and my brothers and sisters.


October 15, 2017

Hey Zack I have one of your bobbleheads! I really wanna get it autographed. I live in Texas close to globe life park. Do you plan on going to Houston for the World Series if they make it? If so my parents said they will drive me down they and we can meet outside of the stadium to get your autograph. I've been waiting for a while to ask. please respond so I can know.

October 12, 2017

Hi Zack,
first of all I want to say how much I love your videos. I don't get to go to many baseball games as I live in the UK, but your videos let me see what different stadiums are like - thanks!

I am getting in contact because I have a question for you, it would be great if you could please help me out! I am 18 years old and planning on self funding a trip next summer to see some baseball, but it's likely I'm going to be limited to the East coast to try and keep the flights slightly cheaper. I'm tempted by the All star game and home run derby - would you recommend these events, over going to a series or two of regular season baseball? For me I'd love to get up close to players but also from your videos the all star game and home run derby look awesome.

If you could please get in touch with your thoughts I'd really appreciate it!!

Keep up the awesome videos,

October 12, 2017

Hi Zack,

I just saw the VICE Sports video piece on you and thought it was great. Kudos to you for turning your passion for the game into a tangible output. Appearances on Leno and Conan amongst others...who gets to say they ever did that?!?!

It did bum me out when you were reading the negative tweets though. Don't listen to any of those people. There is so much negativity in the world and it's so pointless. I think anyone who had anything negative to say should watch this VICE video and I bet they change their tune very quickly. That just goes to highlight how reactionary people are and how willing they are to verbally destroy someone they don't even know. The section of the video when you chase down a BP ball in the outfield and ask the child "Did you get one yet?" and then give it to him was a fantastic moment and really highlights what you're doing out there...just participating in a love for baseball.

And for what it's worth, I think you had every right to leave the stadium with the ball and think it over. Why should people be immediately forced to hand over something like that without even having a chance to process what is going on? In the end a charity has $150,000 and A-Rod has his ball. Everyone wins and that's all thanks to you.

Baseball is lucky to have a fan like yourself. Keep on doing what you're doing and don't ever change.


October 10, 2017

Mr. Hample,

Ive got to tell you! I absolutely love the baseball collection and think it is one of the coolest things ever! Love the videos you make and can't wait to read your 3rd book. Also please dont ever stop ball hawking, but I will say I have only recently gotten into it but I am coming for your record..... I wouldn't worry too much though I only got 2.


October 8, 2017

Hi Zack,

I hope you are doing well and enjoying the playoffs. I met you last week at Yankee stadium during the wild card game. It was such an honor to meet you. You seem like a really nice guy. I know we just met, but i was wondering if you would like to join my roommates and I for a sabbath meal (Friday night meal). We live in Washington Heights, on 183rd street, between Audubon and Amsterdam avenue. My roommates and I are observant jews, and we regularly host meals at our apartment. It doesn't matter what religion you follow or how observant you are, everyone enjoys a hot sabbath meal. Besides being a really good time and a good meal, it is also a very meaningful experience. Sitting with friends after a long week, putting your cell phones away (or on silent), singing some songs, and just enjoying each others company, it sounds so simple, but it is something that is very rarely done in our fast paced, technologically run society. We also serve hot dogs and beer :). You can stay for as long as you want. Maximum invite, Minimum pressure. Good sabbath and good luck to you in all of you endeavors. If you would like to come, i will post my cell phone number below, and we can plan a weekend that works best for you.

All the best,

October 5, 2017

Hey Zack! I love your videos, ball hawking is something I love and it's so fun to do. I only get a few chances a year becuase my parents have to take me (Im 16) but those few days that I get to go are the best days of summer. Watching your videos is the next best thing. It amazes me how many balls you can get in just one game. My record in a game is 4. But during my 3rd game since I started ball hawking I caught a foul ball on the fly! Probably my favorite moment yet. I dream to one day do what you do and travel the country getting baseballs. Seems like a perfect life haha. One thing I find ironic though, is how haters are always saying that you're taking and stealing balls from kids and such. Isn't it funny how these are the same kids they're talking about are your fans, who look up to you, and amire what you do? Watching especially your go pro videos just shows how many kids come up to you and want your autograph and a picture every game. Anyways, keep doing you don't let the haters talk shit becuase you're doing just fine. Next goal, 20,000!


October 5, 2017

Hi Zack!

Over the past few weeks, I got into your Youtube channel, and love what you do. Baseball is such a amazing thing, that brings people together. In a time like this, when the world is divided, I have looked to baseball as an escape to forget my worries.

Like you, I love to catch baseballs. I have only gotten like 10 or so in my lifetime, but I worked hard for each one of them. I remember by first ever ball, was given to be my a ballboy. My second was from Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals, on a third out ball. It was an amazing moment, and I will remember it for the rest of my life.

How did u get into baseball? What drove u to start catching balls, and keep going with it?

Keep doing what are doing, cause I will keep supporting u! Hopefully the next time u come to Washington next season, I can plan a watch with Zack. My mom and I would love it! She loves baseball as well! :)

Anyways, happy playoff season and GO YANKEES!


October 5, 2017

No need to reply Zack, I understand that you are busy and you did mention that you prefer twitter.

My wife and I saw you on “Bryant Gumbel’s Real Sports” show last night. We think your story is inspiring. It’s sad to hear that other people think negatively about your accomplishments. I personally envy your passion, creativity, and dedication to what you love. I did like the part about what you might have accomplished if you had a passion for medicine.

Take care, and we wish you continued success,

October 3, 2017

Hey Zack, congrats on #10,000. Amazing man. Keep on going!


September 30, 2017

Hello, Zack. My son and I met you yesterday at the Yankee’s game.

Thank you for giving him the ball, signing it, and letting him have a picture with you. He has enjoyed watching your videos all last summer... meeting you was, honestly, just as good as meeting Aaron Judge.

I appreciate your kindness and willingness to notice 10 year-olds.

Thanks again! Wishing you a nice evening,

September 29, 2017

Congrats on your 10,000th baseball Zack! All of your hard work has paid off! Enjoy it! That's a huge honor and you should be very proud of yourself. Keep up the good work


September 26, 2017

Congrats on 10k. Here goes the road to 15k. Let's go. Plus thank you for replying on my comment on your 10k video!!


September 21, 2017

Hello Zack!

I absolutely love your channel, and I've been watching for about six months now. I recently looked through your entire website and I'm fascinated with everything, especially the rubber band ball and FAQ section. Also, today in class, my social studies teacher showed us a CNN10, and guess who was on it? Your mom was there with her amazing book store. I knew she worked at a book store, but I had no idea it was so amazing!

I'm a Dodgers fan but I live in Central Oregon so I can't see too many games. Thank you for making entertaining videos, and also congrats on your 10,000th ball! I watched the Zack Hample vs. The World and it was very good! I'm a big fan and hope you reply.

Thank You,

September 16, 2017

Hi Zack, I've been a huge fan of yours ever since last year and I just wanted to Congratulate you on your 10,000th Baseball. I'm 13 and I just now caught my 1st baseball. Which was a Mike Leake warm up ball in the bullpen at Busch . The first time I knew I thought of you as A guy I knew I wanted to be like was when I watched your video at Safeco Field last year when you snagged 20. Now I Know you've mentioned this before....but I am redoing my room and I want it to baseball. Now I was wondering if you could send a baseball, a picture, or just a peice of paper with your autograph on it. Thx a lot good luck in the futures.


September 16, 2017

I watched your documentary and I think it's great. The baseball experience is like no other one that I missed due to illness this year. Keep doing what you love and screw the rest.


September 12, 2017

Hey Zack,

Passion, hard work, and follow through, are things I admire in a person. I am not much of a baseball watcher but I love your youtube channel and your story. I love the idea of someone setting a goal and doing what it takes to accomplish it. No matter the person or what the goal is, the hard work and the journey are what inspires me. Scientist, inventors, weightlifters, or even a guy who sets out to catch 10,000 baseballs, push me to set bigger goals for myself and break new Personal Records.

Congrats on 10,000 and know that your passion for catching baseballs in some weird way has helped 'me become a better me'.


September 12, 2017

Hey Zack. I am a big fan of you. I hope you will make another Q&A soon. Well done on getting 10000 balls. See ya


September 11, 2017

Hi Zack this is Jacob. Today I got the ball, I cried opening it in such excitement I absolutely love your videos. I especially like the Vice Sports documentary on the A-Rod 3,000 hit ball. I am also a fan of the PNC Park ballhawking videos. I recently watched the Zack Hample vs. The World baseball YouTube video on MLB. I would like to thank you again you are the best YouTuber keep up the great work hope to see you at PNC Park one day.

Thank you again

September 10, 2017

Do you know if you will be going to the Oakland Colliseum any more this year because I would love to meet you.


September 9, 2017

Hi Zack. I met you twice at Yankee Stadium right field seats about two years ago. I even had you sign an article written about you at the Stadium and you took a picture of me holding the article and if I remember correctly you put it on twitter.

Anyway I just watched your HBO Sports clip on their latest episode. I just want to say I think it is awesome what you are doing. You are taking your passion and love for baseball and living out your dream. I do not think at all you are taking anything away from anyone. We all go to the ballpark with the dream of catching a home run and you have perfected that skill. There is nothing wrong with that. People are just jealous that you are so good at it. They are just haters who have nothing else to do. If I could make a living traveling around the country going to different ball parks I would jump on it. It is awesome that you are living the dream.

My nephew Matt still talks about when we met you at Yankee Stadium and I think that is cool too. It's a memory that we will always have together and you know as he gets older he won't need his aunt anymore but we will always have baseball and that moment.

Every year I take Matt and his sister Mia to the right field seats living the dream of catching a home run. Maybe one day we will meet you out there again.

Although a die hard Yankees fan, my favorite player growing up was George Brett. One day I will make my way to KC and if I do, who know if I will see you there doing your thing.

But if not I will be looking for you at the Stadium.

Keep living the dream for me!


September 6, 2017

Dear zack

I've been emailing you in the past and was excited to get a response. Thank you. I watched the 10000 ball and I was excited to hear you caught your ball in my home town of Baltimore. I be caught 9 of those commemorative 25th anniversary balls. And 114 life time balls. And I'm 12 so your who I wanna beat how fast you got to 10,000. And I hope to meet up with you at Camden yards. Congrats on 10,000


September 6, 2017

I just watched your documentary about your 10,000 ball and it's very cool and inspiring, thank you!


September 6, 2017

Zack, your videos inspire me every day to watch. I am a huge fan. Congrats on 10,000! I have school and every day when I get home I look on my iPad to see if you posted a video, and if you did I watch it first thing I do! Thank for inspiring me on trying to catch baseballs!


September 3, 2017

Zack few months back sent you a message about wanting to meet you simetime at Comerica park , you replied back but nothing ever came of it , I understand and its cool but just recently I read you met a couple of guys there so thats cool also especially for them , love watching your videos , im a big fan of baseball and sports in general , and I envy the parks you get to visit all the time , u dont know how much of a wish that has been of mine , to be able to do that , your very professional and do your videos with such a uniqueness , and your not really working with much , it just proves , if u got desire , passion and drive and enjoy what your doing it shines for evreyone to see , I just turned 47 , and I never thought I would ever be jealous again , thanks a lot , LOL , keep livin the dream your a inspiration , PEACE !!!!! my name is David by the way

September 1, 2017

U are my favorite YouTube ever! It would make my year if u could follow me on instagram!!!! I watch all of ur videos like 3 times each and one day I hope to see u inside or outside a baseball stadium!!!!!


August 30, 2017

Congrats on 10000 you are the greatest youtuber ever thanks


August 29, 2017

Congratulations Zack!

My name is Ryan and I just wanted to tell you how much fun it was meeting you at tonight's game. I know you are a very busy person, with you filming for Major League Baseball tonight, but it really meant a lot to my friend Robbie and I that you were able to take time out of your busy schedule to kind of hang out with us for a little. I'm sorry if we were being a bit of a pain tonight, but we really look up to you and are huge fans of you and your work. We are seriously such big fans we would be willing to pay the $1000 to see a game with you next year. This is a night that I will never forget...thank you Zack for everything tonight and I hope you will see this email and possibly respond.

August 29, 2017

Hey Zack,

I want to congratulate you on getting your 10,000th ball. It is a true milestone. I know I speak for myself and the rest of my coworkers that we feel very privelaged that you were able to accomplish it at Oriole Park. Hope we can see you again this season.

Take care,

August 28, 2017

(Sorry for my english ) 
Hi zack my name is Diego from México, I love baseball it is my pasion I want to take my girlfriend and me to her first ball game for out second aniversary with your service I love the the dodgers maybe we can go to a dodgers game And maybe have some autograph but the most important baseball balls, I want to know the price how did I Pay and the dates you have free , to buy the flights and all that we can go what ever you want Thanks love your pasión and love your youtube Channel  

August 26, 2017

Hi Mr.Zack my name is Ethan and i live in kentucky and one of my dreams is to meet you one day and help me get more baseballs or bats for my collection. The only MLB field i live close to is great american ballpark and i would hope i can meet you their so you can help me get some souvierners and so i could meet you. Best of luck getting more Baseball's and i hope we can get together one day so you could help me and i could meet you. Best of Luck

August 24, 2017

Hi, I just learned about you a couple days ago. I think you’re an awesome dude. I’m a fellow baseball nut -- but it’s tough to watch games live down here in Australia with the time zone diff.

I’ll be at Yankees Stadium for the first time Sept 16 or 17. Will you be there? I’d like to say hi!

Kind regards, Tyler

August 24, 2017

Hey zack are you going to this game? Sept 16 twins vs blue Jays i really want to meet you this is my first ever baseball game going to


August 23, 2017

Hi Zack,

I had vaguely heard of you before, but really enjoyed your segment on "Real Sports" that I happened to watch today.

First off: Screw that asshole, A-Rod, like he needs that ball?

Second off: You're doing something that you love and that is fantastic!

I'm 65 years old, live in Austin, TX, but was born and raised in NYC. I was born the year Micky Mantle was a rookie.

Although I've played tennis my whole life, I'm not a huge sports fan.

One of my earliest passions though was a marvelous group from England that I saw for the first time in the late 60s at the Fillmore East. The group is The Moody Blues and I'm lucky enough to be into a group that's some of the founding members are still performing with, over 50 years later.

I used some tricks to get to meet them and have tambourines, drum sticks and guitar picks from all of my favorites. I've also gotten tambourines and given them to little kids right next to me.

The times that I got those things were some of the most exciting of my life and I cherish them.

I think you're awesome and my advice is keep on doing what you're doing. Not many of us get to follow our dreams.


August 23, 2017


Love what you do. I get it. Others may not, but I get it.

My son, who is 7, goes to be about 8-10 yankee games a year, get an average of 5-6 balls/game (maybe a future ball hawk), and wouldn’t trade them for the world. It is about the memories for him and not the actual balls. Although his catches are much easier, sitting above the dugout……

Don’t let anyone bring you down my friend.


August 22, 2017

Dear Zack with a k not an h duh, 
Hi I'm Aidan and I'm 13 years old I've been watching ur videos since the video where u caught a ball in the Rogers centre hotel and I fell in love with ur videos ever since I just think they are so cool, and I always thought what would it be like to spend a game with the Zack Hample and it would be the dream come true because I just think ur the best person ever you r so nice and talented and I just can't tell you how much it would mean like I would literally die to do a watch with Zack game and honestly I don't care if you post it on YouTube that's how much I love u all I want is spend a game with u whether on YouTube or not I still want to be with you for a game, I'm from New York in pleasantville in westchester county and I'm a mets fan so maybe we could go to a mets game if u could that would mean the world to me trust me I would do anything I promise, so maybe we can plan something for a game, and if we do I will be the happiest person in the whole entire universe thanks for reading this sorry it's so long it's just wanted to make it as perfect as possible ok bye From,
Ur number 1 fan Aidan

August 22, 2017

Hi Zack: It was great meeting you last night. Thanks for the ball and autograph. My dad said that I can do a watch with Zack game next year for my birthday. I'll be in touch.

August 22, 2017

OMG i didn’t think you would respond…I thought you would ignore. I watch all your vids and hope to do a Watch with Zack in the future


August 21, 2017

Hey Zack 
This avin I live in Dallas I watch a lot of rangers games I don't play baseball but like to watch it please try to tell me when u will come to Arlington next time so we can maybe see each other I also watch a lot of ur videos hope for you to reply 

August 21, 2017

Hey Zack I just wanted to know the next time u would be in Baltimore. I live in Baltimore and I love your videos I watch them 24/7!


August 21, 2017

What's up zack u probobaly don't know be but ur my biggest role model I have have never gotten a MLB ball but u always help me keep my hopes up u inspire me everyday and when I see the notification pop up on my screen u make my day thank u dude for everything u do Sincerely ur number 1 fan Jake

August 20, 2017

So i saw on your your on website that in order to go to a game with you.You would have to be great friends or your mom. Since i cant be your mom how do i become good friends with you... Here i will start. My name is Matthew I'm 11 years old I live in Portland, Michigan And I like the Detroit Tigers.Now your turn... Jk... But seriously.

August 19, 2017


We all had the best time! We loved seeing the boys running around, experiencing the game in a different way (through your eyes). I want you to know that you are such a positive person for young people to be around and are in my eyes what a "role model" should be. You are a dying breed! You have taken your passion and turned it into something that others can experience and learn from. It is really hard for kids to find a focus in this world and you have proven you can truly love what you do , LIVE it and use social media responsibly, in a positive way, to share it. We were so lucky to be a part of it for the evening! We will continue to keep in touch and promote you any way we are able. I will be donating to your foundation, in the name of the boys as a xmas gift. I think your message of giving back is so important and again... lost on much of the youth these days!

You are AWESOME! I became a fan overnight. I do have to say the drive home was really rough but worth it! Anytime you want to visit the Hamptons in your 'off season' time.... let us know!

Thank you again. And we all are so anxious to see the video. The kids got a kick out of Brandon's grumpiness. hahaha.

Until next time,

-Tracey, Beau, Vincent and Spencer  

August 19, 2017

Zack thank you so much for last night it was one of the best nights of my life getting to meet you is the best but spending time at a baseball game is 100 times better. Thanks for the tips. Love your vids and Brandon is funny you are the funniest though. It's good to meet you and see how nice you are for doing this. Again thank you and good luck to the road to 10k.


August 19, 2017

Hi Zack, 
My name is Ryan and I am 12. You are a huge inspiration to me and I was wondering if you have an address for fan mail and if I could send you something.
Thanks, Ryan.

August 18, 2017

I just wanted to let you know that you made one little boy the happiest boy in the world tonight. You took a picture with him and gave him an autograph and a few tips. He has been wanting to meet you for years. He had Read two of your books and get so excited when you post a new video. He even brought your book to some of the Mets games hoping to bump into you. He is at the game with his cousins tonight and called me with such excitement in his voice. Thank you so much for taking the time to say hi to him and making One of his dreams come true.


August 18, 2017

Hi Mr. Hample,

My name is Joey. I’m a high school baseball player and I’m a huge fan of you and your videos! Okay, you probably get that a lot, right? I mean your website and YouTube Q&A videos are filled with letters from fans! But I’m just such a big fan and feel like I have many similarities with you that I felt like I had to write something… even if it isn’t that great.

I LOVE baseball. Much like you, I like watching the game and, well, all aspects of it. My favorite team is the Boston Red Sox. However, recently, I’ve found that I just like the game in general and don’t necessarily root only for the Red Sox but for good players and good plays, as well. I notice, much like you probably do, the game is a lot more fun to watch when you’re unbiased for a team and rather just watching it for the game itself. Also, I’ve seen some of your videos and noticed that you’ve mentioned your least favorite team (but won’t say who it is) and I gotta apologize for Red Sox Nation if the Red Sox are your least favorite team. I get it… the fans are obnoxious.

My goal in my life is to go to all 30 stadiums (and all of the stadiums I can). So far, I’ve been to 16 MLB stadiums. At the games I like to try to get baseballs much like you do and have my own page on Also, I loved the style of your videos and decided to take my GoPro to the games and record some of it. I like being on my own trying to get baseballs and have used some of your tips from your videos and blogs to help me. (So thank you for that!) Although they aren’t the best videos my channel is here (featuring videos from stadiums such as Fenway Park and Target Field).

You’re probably wondering why I said all of this. Well, I was just such a big fan and I wanted to say something I just didn’t know what and I realized we had some things in common so I wrote some of it… even if I’m a complete stranger to you. I absolutely love baseball, though, so if you ever want to talk about it I’d love to. Sorry if this was not the best letter.

Thank you for taking time to read this,
Joey :)

P.S. Altuve for MVP, right?

August 18, 2017

Hey My name is Nick, a fan of your YouTube channel. I was wondering if you will be going back to Milwaukee. If you are I would really like to meet you. I will be in Chicago at Wrigley for a Milwaukee Brewers vs. the Cubs game. Go Brewers and good luck on 10,000 balls. My life time total is about 100.


August 18, 2017

Dear Zack I have been watching you catch baseballs for 2 years. I have all ways wanted to watch a game with you I will be at Target Field on Saturday September 2 please write me back

You subscriber Ty

August 18, 2017

Hi! My name is Ben. I am a big fan. I was wondering when you will go back to Camden yards or if you even go back this season I am going to the angles vs orioles on Sunday wondering if u would be there. Keep up with your great content! 
Thanks Ben,

August 16, 2017

Hey Zack! I'm Lucas from Akron, Ohio! I'm a huge fan of your videos! My favorite one is when you went to SunTrust Park with 12 year old Ben! I loved that video! I just wanted to say that I'm a huge fan of your videos!

August 15, 2017

Hi Zack I am a HUGE fan and would love to meet you. I understand that you have a lot of stadiums to choose from, but if you are going to visit Citizens Bank Park please let me know.


August 14, 2017

Hi Zack, I am Will a 10 year old kid who wants to meet up with you. Is it possible that you can put out a schedule at where you are going to be at what dates. I live in Baltimore and really want a 25 year anniversary ball.


August 13, 2017

Hey Zack! My name is Harrison. I was the guy with the Cal Ripken Jersey at the Fredrick Keys game on August 12th! I just wanted to write you a quick email thanking you on a few things. First how how down to earth and nice you were to me and my brother during the game. I told my parents when I got home that they would have thought you knew me for how interactive and talkative you were towards me! I think it's awesome how you enjoy being recognized and embrace it And not being one of those guys that's just like "get away from me" Second, I wanted to thank you for tweeting me back after snagging Trey Mancini's first career walkoff home run ball. I meant to tell you at the game that your tips actually helped me get that ball. I picked a spot in the bleachers where there was no competition and made sure I had plenty of room to run left and right. I would've never known that if it weren't for your YouTube videos. Third and lastly I would like to thank you for commenting on my brothers video that he made about you on his YouTube channel, Highlight Warehouse. He's done making videos now but he made that when he was about 14 or 15 and he got so excited when he saw that you commented on it.

Thanks again for everything Zack. Keep making awesome videos! Hopefully we'll meet again sometime in the future!


August 13, 2017

Hey Zack my name is Wade, I’m from Kansas City and I would love to meet you one day wether it’s out on the street or at a baseball game. I was wondering how you got into ballhawking and when you plan on coming out Kauffman Stadium this season? I am planning on going to the royals game on August 22. Hope to see you soon and keep up the good work Zack!


August 13, 2017

Hey Zack!

I love your videos so much, your channel entertains me so much and you are a really funny guy. I live in New Jersey, and I am a really big Yankee fan! I'm 14 years old, however, my parents were born in Russia so they aren't big baseball fans and I barely go to any games. If you can go to a game with me that would be awesome! I would love to catch a ball! Whether it be Yankee Stadium or Citi Field, I would love to spend the day, or night with you. The Yankees are in town hosting the Mariners from the 25-27, and that's when I would like to go. Hopefully you respond and let me know if you are available anytime then, so we can maybe start planning this. Thanks for reading, and have a great day!


August 12, 2017

Hi Zack, 
My name is Niles we met in may at a game at nationals park and since the all star game is coming up I would like to inform you that you can stay FOR FREE at my house in Arlington VA for all star week this will save you hundreds of dollars on accomadations in DC so you can not worry about that.


August 10, 2017

Hey thank you for the picture at that game with all my friends. Also for putting me on your Instagram story. It was my friends birthday that day and it made it 10 times better for him to meet you. You are super friendly and I wish the best for you. I hope you can see this or respond but anyway thank you so much.


August 9, 2017

Hi zack how's it going! I'm Russell and I'm 16 years old. I'm a huge fan of your videos and everything that you do! I was wondering what I needed to do to be able to participate in the "Watch With Zack" when you come to Fenway Park this season. I'd love to chat with you and snag some baseballs. Please get back to me if you have the chance.

Best wishes, 

August 8, 2017

Hi Zack, 
I love your videos on YouTube as well as your book and they have gotten me into ballhawking. I'm not all that great at it but I have lots of fun doing it and that's what truly matters. Also, you have helped me enjoy going to baseball games again as they were once boring for me and I had drifted away from going each year. I've created my own glove trick and am very excited to use it at the next game I attend. Lastly, you have helped me feed my competitive drive again. I recently stopped playing competitive sports due to the fact that they were getting in the way of schoolwork. However, I missed the feeling of competing and winning. I tried other solutions to fill the void but to no avail. Yet once I began ballhawking, I had the feeling of competition and success once again, which is something I truly appreciate. Don't listen to the haters Zack, for they are simply jealous of your success and happiness. Keep doing what you are doing, you are an inspiration to many. Hope to see you at a game sometime!

Zach :)

August 8, 2017

Hi Zack,

My 10 year old son, Noam, is a huge fan of yours and baseball in general. He has seen all your YouTube videos, spent hours practicing the glove on the string trick and gone to as many games as possible to try to catch baseballs (he has had some success).

We live in Israel but are in New York for the next 2 weeks, any chance you are available to meet a fan and show off your collection? Noam is a huge Yankee fan and since we got to the US for our visit has already been to 2 New York Yankee games, 1 Scranton Wilkes Barre RailRiders game, 1 Staten Island Yankee home game and 1 Staten Island Yankee road game (against the Brooklyn Cyclones) as well as a trip to Cooperstown.

Thanks in advance and hoping we get a chance to meet you,


August 7, 2017

Hey Zack! I am going to the Yankees mariners game aug 27th. I got bleacher seats for the game and I was wondering if you were going. Zach you are amazing and sick at catching baseballs. I recently ordered your watching baseball smarter book. Can you please come to the game with bleachers seats. It would mean so much to me. If you can't, please tell me any advice you have for bleacher seats.


August 6, 2017

Hey Zack,

My name is Jakob. I've emailed you once before. I was wondering if your day at Petco Park has been established?

I hate to be a nag, but I've wanted to say hi and have you sign the book that I bought that you had written.

I always mention your name, when my friends think I'm crazy for asking Koji Uehara for a ball in Japanese, or looking up the umpires or coaches. You've no doubt, been an inspiration when it comes to getting balls at games and your methods have been put to use and of course they work!

I'm not exactly sure how I would know what day you'd be at Petco, but I hope to run into you there!

Thanks a bunch,


August 6, 2017

Hello Zack and thanks for reading this I hope. August 13 is my son Jacobs 14th birthday. He watches all your videos and loves watching and waiting for a new ones. He's a awesome son and little brother. I was hoping you could make his birthday the best my send him anything I'd be happy to pay you for whatever and your time. I know that if he received something from you that this would make his day. Thank you for your time.


August 3, 2017

Dear Zack,

I realize it's baseball season and you may not be able to email back, but had to tell you that your books and videos are very much enjoyed by my son Gaines who is 12. He pitches and plays first base and loves the game! We have taken a trip this week and seen the Tigers, Pirates, and Indians and he has gotten at least one baseball in each stadium thanks to your advice including different hats/shirts/colors/etc. We live in Texas and love the Rangers! He looked for you the night before Beltre hit his 3000th-ha!

Anyway, he just wanted to say thanks!


August 3, 2017

Hi Zack. Nice to meet u. I love watching your videos(and your old beard!)Just wanted to say to keep up the good work.

Your work inspired me to start using your tips and tricks. I tried to make the glove trick out of shoestring. It failed. Anyway, I recently went to a Indians game for my birthday. I was the first one and got 2 batting practice baseballs! The game was so much fun and got to see my first ever walk off grand slam.

I live in Ohio and go to reds and Indians. Your videos are so inspirational and entertaining to everyone of your subscribers. KEEP IT UP!!!

I wish that every MLB game I get to attend, I wish I see you. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!! Zack, if you read this, I wish you good luck on getting to 10,000 this season. Also if you can, it would mean the world if you could respond.

Ethan, Your most inspired fan

August 1, 2017

Hi Zack-

I was wondering if you could make a trip down to Hartford, CT to watch the Yard Goats play, with me, to do a "Watch With Zack" game. Yes, I know the Yard Goats are the Rockies AA team, but their ballpark is rated the best in AA, and it has a 30 foot right field wall, which has an amazing walkway behind the seats up there. Since the wall is so close, players hit balls into the street behind it before the game during BP. The stadium does not open early enough for BP, but since it opens an hour and a half before game time, you can sometimes catch the last 30 minutes of BP. Being a season ticket holder there, the players have gotten to know me. I am 15 years old, and its been my dream to ballhawk a game with you, who is probably the greatest ballhawk of all time. I am also a huge autograph collector, so another prized item would be a ball that you caught, that is signed by you.

So, if you could make time this year, or maybe next year, to come to the best stadium in AA baseball, that would make my ballhawking career a huge hit!!

Thanks so much for reading this!!


August 1, 2017

Dear Zack,

My name is Greg and I am 15 years old from Boston Massachusetts. I live in a very small town outside of Boston called Medway. It is about an hour away from Fenway Park. I usually go to about 5 or 6 games a year. I wanted to let you know how much your videos impacted me. When I was about 13 I started to see your videos pop up on YouTube. I could really relate to you and your videos because you are just like me. I love to get into the park as soon as it opens, I love to run from one end of the park to the other to try to get a ball, and I love to stay for the very last pitch. Over my 15 years, I have snagged 20 balls (including a 100 year commemorative baseball from Wrigley and Fenway!) I really enjoy your tricks and tips you provide in your videos, they are very helpful. I actually just went to last nights Red Sox game at Fenway against the Indians, and snagged 5 balls just in BP! I also found out that I will be going on August 3rd to see the Red Sox play the White Sox! It would be so cool and exciting to see you at a game that I am at! If you could please respond and let me know if you will be going to any more Red Sox games this year, that would mean the world to me.

Thank you again Zack.

Your biggest fan, Greg

August 1, 2017

Hey man I love all of your videos and I have read all of your books and you are an idol to me I have always wanted to start ball hawking and i wanted to know if sometime next year we can could do this... I love in Kansas City and it would be cool if we could watch a game... (we could even go to St. Louis if needed) but we are willing to pay and would be a dream come true keep it up and hopefully talk to you soon


August 1, 2017

Hey Zack, are you going back to Atlanta anytime soon or Cincinnati it would be really cool if I got to do the meet and greet thing you do! Ballhawking with you would be a blast! Thanks Harrison

August 1, 2017

Hey zack my name is trace and I would like to catch a game with u when will u be going to st.louis for a game? I would really like to meet u.!!! P.s I might be going to a Springfield cardinal game it's a minor league team and I don't usually don't go but if you could make it that would be awesome please reply back to tell me when you were going to St. Louis so that I could get a ticket to meet you. Thanks!!

August 1, 2017

Hi Zack - Hope you are well.

Looks like I will have a business trip in Boston 8/16-17. The Red Sox are home the 16th vs St. Louis.

I have a 10 year old that watches your videos all the time - I came home from work today and he was watching the video you had with the family that you took the kid to the Rockies/Mets game.

I read your FAQ's and I would need to check with my wife of course first, but wanted to see if 8/16 at Fenway was an option.

My son would love it......


July 31, 2017

Hey Zack, so i'm a huge Red Sox fan. I was at the All Star game this year in Miami. During batting practice when you were in right field i was a few rows behind you since you were in the front. I ended up later saying hi and taking pictures with you. Thank you for that. There is also one other thing i want to thank you about. During batting practice i was trying to get Chris Sale and Craig Kimbrel's attention. So a few minutes later, someone hit a ball by the bullpen, and Chris Sale went over picked up the ball and looked up who to throw it to. He looked straight at me, pointed right at me with the ball in his hand, and threw it up. Since there were other people around me with gloves i was gonna have to earn the ball. And i did. I caught it over about 3 people all with gloves and once i caught it Sale pointed at me and threw his arms up in celebration and we had a little moment after that. It was truly amazing. And i was even more happy when i saw that in your Home Run derby video you got the moment on camera. And i want to thank you and your camera man for that.

July 31, 2017

Dear Mr. Zack Hample,

I am a Philadelphia, Pa resident who recently started watching your VLOGS on YouTube about you traveling to different MLB Stadiums and snagging baseballs . Zack, I have to give you Praise The Videos are Awesome and your work at doing it is Fun and Clever. I too am a baseball fan actually a fan of all the four Professional Sports League, but Baseball is by far the most Family Oriented Sport that has been a Tradition for so many years.

I think its very cool how you travel to all The 30 MLB Stadiums with your videographer and Do a Great Job at doing what you do. I have to give you props in getting two Famous Milestone Baseballs 1) Mike Trout's 1st Ever Homerun against The Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in 2011) 7/24/11. 2) Alex Rodriguez 3,000th Hit (Homerun) to Right field against Detroit Tigers at "NEW" Yankee Stadium on 6/19/15. Zack, you getting those two Historic Milestone Baseballs was Great and Well Deserved. I know you wanted to get Albert Pujols 600th Homerun in Anaheim earlier this Year, but even though you didn't get it you made an A+ effort in trying.

Anyways I just wanted to write to say I am a fan, keep up the Great Work and I hope you get the 10,000th Ball very soon. I noticed you mentioned in your videos "The 2 Favorite MLB East Coast Stadiums" you enjoy are 1) Oriole Park at Camden Yards - Baltimore 2) Citizens Bank Park- Philadelphia. That's cool I've been to Both and I live about 30 minutes from Citizens Bank Park. In the near future maybe we can go to a game and you can show me your strategy in getting the Baseballs. Zack, Once again Keep up the Good Work I will be watching your videos and Take Care.


Harlan K.

July 31, 2017

Hi Zack, I've now been watching your videos for about a few months and meaning to write to you. Your are the best outfielder I have ever seen. YES!! An outfielder... hahaha... anyway I'm going to a Dodgers@ Braves game on august 3 and wanted to know if your going to be there if so I really want to see you there. I admire you. The time you went to Cuba was awesome. My family is Cuban so I was really watching it in depth. You are better then most baseball players. Hope to here back from you soon.

-Marko S.

July 30, 2017

Hi Zack,

I live in London, Ontario, Canada and I just wanted to write you and say hello, I don't need or want anything other than a hello back. What you do for charity is amazing, and I love watching you on YouTube. Watching your videos and seeing all the other baseball parks is really cool. I've only been to a handful of stadiums, Rogers Centre, old Tiger stadium, and progressive field so watching you explain other ballparks is neat.

Thanks for all you do and keep up the great work, it doesn't go unnoticed.


July 30, 2017

Dear Zack,

Hi Mr. Hample, my name is Zach Blair. I'm so thrilled that we can share the same name. I also think it's really cool that we share the same love of baseball. When I go to Major League Baseball games I usually go out and get autographs from really any player I can. This love of mine was influenced by your love of getting baseballs thrown to you or using your baseball glove. I forgot how many consecutive games I've got autographs from but it's been awhile. Thank you for influencing my new hobby. I love to watch your videos all the time. As an autograph collector I ask with all my heart, may I please have your autograph Mr. Hample. It would make me very happy. If you do decide to send me and autograph my address is [redacted]. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your time and for your autograph if you decide to send me one.

Your Fan, Zach

July 30, 2017

Are u at Cooperstown today for hall of fame inductions? If u are we would love to meet up with u to talk baseball.

July 28, 2017

Hi Zack my name is Jody my son just got your autograph at the Yankees game and you made his day I'm so happy he actually got to see you because he's all into collecting baseball cards collecting weird kind of coins he loves to go to my dads house he calls it treasure hunting he found old stuff a Coca-Cola bottle still with the liquid in it worth $300 as of now but you are someone that he loves to watch your collections and your growth so thank you so much for making him realize that people are human you rock man and that hobbies or something to dream about but something that become real I hope you have a great game and catch another ball if you need to cool down there sitting in some nice suites enjoy and we're big Mets fans my husband owns his own painting company and our sales rep for Benjamin Moore gave the tickets (now they can come home you're probably the only reason my son wanted to go)


July 29, 2017

Hey zack! I was wondering what stadium you will planning to be at on August 8th? I'm taking my dad to a kansas city royals game against the stl cardinals. We are from stl and I was wondering if you could surprise my dad at the stadium. I would feel honored to be in touch with you for a while.

Isaac age 11

July 28, 2017

Hi Zack, 
My name is Aaron and I'm 15 years old. I saw you recently at a Phillies vs. Astros game on July 26. I was in right field during BP (only my second time ever seeing BP in person) and I turned around and saw you! I was so shocked to see you there. I have watched your videos and read your blogs since the beginning of last year and I have used many of your tips to snag baseballs. I usually only go to day games but I have still managed to go 5 straight games of snagging at least one ball thanks to your tips. At the Phillies game on July 26, I got Joaquin Benoit's warmup ball tossed up by Phillies bullpen catcher Jesus Tiamo in the seventh inning. Also, it was nice meeting your mom, she was very nice! You are my inspiration for ballhawking and I love the game of baseball even more thanks to you. Good luck on snagging 10,000 baseballs and I can't wait to see that YouTube video and (hopefully) blog post when you snag your 10,000th ball.


P.S. - I would love to come to the Argosy bookstore one day and I especially loved the blog posts when you snagged A-Rod's 3000th hit, Mike Trout's first home run, and at Kauffman Stadium when you snagged 32 balls.

July 28, 2017

Hi zack I'm a huge fan and I've been subbed to your channel since 10k. Anyways I'm going on a trip with my family to Camden yards next week for a series against Kansas City. Additionally we will be going to cali for vacation and seeing a padres game on the 20th and angels on the 21st. Just curious if you will be there so I could meet up. Please respond thanks.

July 28, 2017

Hey Zack,

I'm a huge fan and I recently met you at AT&T park during the Giants vs Padres series, I was just wondering if you're going to post a video about that day because that would be really cool! Thanks.


Hi Zack,
Just wanted to start off by saying I love your videos. I watch every single one right when they come out. I recently won a SF Giants contest (snapchat filter design) and I was given two BP passes and two lower box tickets. It is for the game on 8/22 vs Brewers. I would be willing to take you along with me. I know getting baseballs is your main thing, but this is also a cool opportunity where we can get in almost 3 hours early and be up close/meet and get the players autographs. Let me know if you're interested.


July 24, 2017

Hey can you meet me and my dad at Marlins park at September 6 and hopefully I can get your autograph

July 23, 2017

Hey Zack a big fan of you're videos and I thought why not ask my mom to order You're book the baseball and I really hope it will be my favorite. I was also wondering when will be you're next appearance at Miller Park because I would love to meet you or if you're ever in Wisconsin feel free to drop by in Oconto and I'll show you around


July 21, 2017

I watch all of your videos. You are really inspiring to me and when you have back A-Rods 3000 hit that was a big deal cause you have been waiting your whole life for the moment I don't know what I would do if I got that. I would probably set it on my dresser. But I would do the right thing like you did and give it back. The coolest thing EVER is when you do your world famous glove trick that you did when you were 14 and you invented yourself. I cant believe you got Mike Trouts first homer. Wow my name is Brady and I am 14.

July 21, 2017

Hi zack,
I am going to the yanks game next week wondering where u will be I always wish I could see you.