On Here & Now today, Robin Young interviewed Zack Hample, a collector of baseballs and the author of The Baseball: Stunts, Scandals, and Secrets Beneath The Stitches. It sounds like a pretty fun book!
About the book:
One of the simple joys of going to a baseball game is trying to snag a home run or a foul ball. But back in the day, fans had to give those balls back. You could even be arrested if you tried to keep one. That’s just one of the fascinating tidbits in the new book by baseball fanatic Zack Hample. It’s called The Baseball: Stunts, Scandals, and Secrets Beneath The Stitches. You might say he’s obsessed with this subject. He’s collected more than 4,000 baseballs from dozens of major league parks.