Ballhawk League : Week 16
The weather wasn’t great this week in the eastern part of the country. Mike in Detroit attended four games, three of them had BP washed out by rain. Nick and Erik faced a similar situation, only receiving half of a BP during the entire Milwaukee Brewers series. Hopefully this week brings some sunny skies.
Our winner this week is a first time winner. It’s Alex. Below he is seen in his Orioles orange, thinking about his next move.
You can read about his ballhawking here.
Youngster and Erik Jabs continue to flip flop in the standings in the
race for second place behind Zack Hample. This week, Happy has regained sole possession of second place from Erik.
- Nick Pelescak has moved into a tie for first place with Erik Jabs in the games attended category.
- Zack Hample increased his league leading total to 322, and remains on pace to snag over 500 balls.
- John Witt snagged his 3,800th career ball. He’s been at it for 33 years, a ballhawking career longer than anyone else in the ballhawk league
- Washington’s District Boy finished in a close second place this week, finishing two balls behind Alex.
2009 Season Leaders:
Total Balls Snagged:
1) Zack Hample 322
2) Happy Youngster 247
3) Erik Jabs 238
1) Erik Jabs 49
1) Nick Pelescak 49
2) Happy Youngster 40
Average Balls per Game:
1) Zack Hample 8.47
2) Donny Haltom 7.38
3) Greg Barasch 7.33
Hit Balls Snagged:
1) Erik Jabs 125
2) Nick Pelescak 99
3) Happy Youngster 92
Thrown Balls Snagged:
1) Zack Hample 170
2) Alex 145
3) Happy Youngster 119
Device Balls Snagged:
1) Zack Hample 69
2) Donny Haltom/Happy Youngster 36
3) Erik Jabs 35
1) Zack Hample
3) Greg Barasch
Week 16 Photos
Ballhawks were given the option to submit a photo for this and future ballhawk league updates. The photos could be of them making a catch, posing with a ball, a picture of a ball snagged, or something strange or interesting that they saw at a game.
Zack Hample displays two baseballs that Heath Bell gave to him on
7/23/09 at Citizens Bank Park. Heath and Zack are pals and Heath had
been saving the balls for Zack.
Erik Jabs poses near the Ohio & Erie canal, which runs behind the wall at Canal Park in Akron, Ohio. Erik would fish two balls out of the Canal, one being a game home run hit by Cleveland Indians #1 prospect Carlos Santana.
The Ballhawk League Archive:
Week 1: Happy Youngster 38 (Runner Up: Zack Hample 31)
Week 2: Zack Hample 27 (Runner Up: Erik Jabs 21)
Week 3: Zack Hample 30 (Runner Up: Erik Jabs 21)
Week 4: Zack Hample 40 (Runner Up: Happy Youngster 39)
Week 5: Zack Hample 31 (Runner Up: Erik Jabs 22)
Week 6: Erik Jabs 31 (Runner Up: The Happy Youngster 26)
Week 7: District Boy 40 (Runner Up: Greg Barasch 20)
Week 8: Erik Jabs 18 (Runner Up: Donny Haltom 17)
Week 9: Donny Haltom 16 (Runner Up: Erik Jabs 13)
Week 10: Zack Hample 27 (Runner Up: Shawn 26)
Week 11: Zack Hample 59 (Runner Up: Donny Haltom 23)
Week 12: Greg Barasch 36 (Runner Up: Nick Pelescak 22)
Week 13: Chris P 24 (Runner Up: Alex 17)
Week 14: Greg Barasch 22 (Runner Up: Chris P 19)
Week 15: Nick Pelescak 17 (Runner Up: District Boy 10)
Week 16: Alex 21 (Runner Up: District Boy 19)