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2008 Season Final Stats

2008 TOTALS:
• 56 games attended (i attended approximately 15 more, but went with no intention of snagging – these were non-BP games, such as Sundays)
• 2 stadiums
• 128 balls
• 2.29 balls per game
• Most balls at one game: 7
• Fewest balls at one game: 0
• Game Balls: 0

BALLS BY MONTH:
• April — 20
• May — 18
• June — 34
• July — 15
• August — 25
• September — 16

BALLS BY SOURCE:
• Thrown — 20
• Hit — 101
• Glove trick — 3
• Found (aka “Easter eggs”) — 4

BALLS BY PORTION OF THE DAY: (estimate)
• Batting practice — 114
• Pregame (not during BP) — 8
• During games (including thrown balls) — 6
• After games — 0

BALLS BY STADIUM:
• PNC Park — 123
• Progressive Field — 5

PNC PARK:
• 71 games attended
• 123 balls
• 1.7 balls per game

PROGRESSIVE FIELD:
• 1 game attended
• 5 balls
• 5.0 balls per game

RECORDS:
• Most balls at one game: 7 (June 20th, 2008 vs Blue Jays @ PNC Park)
• Most balls in two consecutive games: 11
• Most balls in one month: 34

MILESTONES:
• 100th career ball obtained 6/20/08
• 100th ball of 2008 obtained on 8/25/08 – Derrek Lee Home Run.
• 100th ball at PNC Park in 2008 obtained on 8/30/08, thrown by Ian Snell
• 111th ball at PNC Park in 2008 to break Jim’s record caught 9/14/08 – HR by Brenden Ryan

OTHER ITEMS COLLECTED:
• Ian Snell brand new autographed batting practice hat (thrown 9/21 into crowd)
• 2 Shea Stadium commerorative balls
• 1 National Park commemorative ball
• 1 Yankee Stadium commemorative ball

HIGHLIGHTS:
• Catching Ian Snell’s Batting Practice Hat after the final game of the season.
• Taking actual batting practice on the field of PNC Park on 9/24/08

LOWLIGHT:
• Badly injuring my leg on 7/8/08 after snagging one ball.  I banged it off of a bleacher and it swelled up real quickly.  It looked like a baseball was under my skin it was bulging so bad.  I went to First Aid, and then went home to ice it. I missed most of batting practice and only ended up getting 1 ball that day, and it had a huge freakin’ H on it from the Houston Astros.

LIFETIME TOTALS:
• 166 balls
• 1 game ball
• 5 balls outside of Pittsburgh
• 2 major league stadiums with at least one ball

CURRENT STREAKS:
• 7 total consecutive games with at least one ball

BALLS BY YEAR (GAME BALLS IN PARENTHESES):
• 2006 —- 5 (1)
• 2007 —- 33
• 2008 —- 128

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