How to Catch a Souvenir Baseball
Frame 1: Decide if you want a home run ball (harder), or if a foul ball will do (easier). Then choose the right seat.
For foul balls, look for aisle seats along the first and third baselines.
Frame 2: Bring your glove to the game.
You can also use a baseball cap as a makeshift glove.
Frame 3: Get to the game early for batting practice. Smaller crowds and more accessible players increase your chances of getting a ball.
You can even just ask if they'll toss you a ball.
Frame 4: Pay closer attention to batters favoring your side of the field.
Right handed hitters favor left field. Left handed hitters favor right field.
Frame 5: Avoid interfering with the play. Make sure the ball passes over the wall before trying to catch it.
Frame 6: Be a gentleman. There's no need for shoving or other shenanigans just to get a ball.
Consider giving caught balls to younger fans.
On any given game night, it’s estimated that over 100 baseballs are used during a 9-inning celebration of America’s favorite pastime. For fans, every wall-clearing home run and errant foul ball represents an opportunity to take home a one-of-a-kind keepsake. If you’re looking to catch your next prized possession, consider starting your search well before the ump yells “Play ball!”