Ballhawk League Season 3 Sign Ups
The Ballhawk League (BHL) is back for a third season. If you’d like to participate, post a comment with your name, age, home city, and tell us about yourself as a ballhawk. You may want to tell us about your career totals or your 2010 season total.
The ballhawk league operates Monday through Sunday which counts as a week.
There have been 52 weeks of competition over the last two years, here are the leaders in terms of weeks won:
Ballhawk League Victories:
1) Erik Jabs 13
2) Zack Hample 12
3) Nick Pelescak 8
4) Shawn Bosman 6
5) Greg Barasch 3
5) Alex 3
7) Donny Haltom 2
7) Chris P 2
9) Joe Faraguna 1
9) Happy Youngster 1
9) District Boy 1
Here’s a quick snap shot of the Leader Boards from the first two seasons of the Ballhawk League.
The 2010 Season:
The 2009 Season:
Here are the 2011 BHL Participants:
1) Nick Pelescak
Nick finished in 2nd place in the BHL last year with 417 balls and 7th place in 2009 with 273 balls. He would like to maintain his status as an elite ballhawk by snagging 350 balls in 2011 and finish in the top 3. At 751 career baseballs snagged, he expects to snag his 1,000 career ball sometime in late July.
2) Zack Hample
Zack finished in third place in the ballhawk league last year, and won the BHL in 2009. He has snagged more total baseballs than any other member in the league with 4,662.
3) Erik Jabs
Founder and commissioner of the Ballhawk League, Erik won the league in 2010, and snagged a record 544 baseballs while attending 88 games. Erik finished in second place in the 2009 BHL.
4) Joe Faraguna
Joe was voted the 2010 Junior Ballhawk of the Year on mygameballs.com and returns for a third season. He snagged 149 balls last year and finished in 7th place.
5) Will La Russo
A 17 Year old from New York City, Will regularly ballhawks at Citi Field. He snagged 24 balls last year in 11 games and has collected 26 lifetime.
6) Zac Weiss
Zac is entering his second season in the ballhawk league. He is a 19 year old from Pittsburgh and snagged 64 balls last year. This season he hopes to double his total and snag 128.
7) Casey Ward
Casey is another 19 year old, and hails from Milwaukee WI. He finished last season with 159 baseballs in 41 games, which was good for 6th place in the BHL.
8) Mateo Fischer
Mateo is 16 and is from New York City. He caught 56 baseballs in 20 games last year and is very adept at getting tossed balls from Latin American baseball players. He is also a self-proclaimed baseball addict
9) Ian Weir
Ian is a 17 year old from Pittsburgh PA. He snagged 51 baseballs last year, including has 71 lifetime. He would like to snag 75 balls in 2011.
10) Brandon Nedoma
A 17 year old from Milwaukee WI, Brandon has gotten at least one ball from every major league baseball stadium except for Progressive Field in Cleveland. He has over 200 lifetime balls.
11) Steve Uhlmann
Steve is a 19 year old ballhawk from Pittsburgh PA. He snagged 32 baseballs in 22 games in 2010 and is just a guy who likes to have a little fun during BP in the bleachers. He hasn’t set any definite goals for 2011 as he is unsure how many games he’ll attend due to college.
12) Tyler Weber
Tyler is a fourteen year old from Canada and does his ballhawking at Rogers Centre in Toronto. He snagged 9 balls last year and has 13 in his career. He would like to snag at least 20 balls this year.
13) Nick “The Happy Youngster” Yohanek
Nick is 31 years old and resides in Milwaukee WI. He has snagged 1,111 baseballs, good for 4th place all-time on mygameballs.com and also boasts an impressive 58 Game Home Run Balls in his collection. He also has the Miller Park Stadium Record of 18 balls in one game on 8/28/09. In addition to snagging baseballs, he’s a devoted husband with three awesome kids.
14) Greg Barasch
Greg is a 21 year old from New York City and is competiting for the third time in the ballhawk league. He has snagged 1,075 career baseballs and finished in 5th place last year with 200 snags.
15) Brian Powell
Brian is a ballhawk who resides in Burleson TX and regularly ballhawks at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. He has snagged 62 career baseballs.
More participants will be added as they sign up in the space below…