Zack Hample

Zack Hample has caught over 4,000 baseballs from 46 Major League stadiums. His first book, How to Snag Major League Baseballs, was published in 1999. Since then, he has been interviewed hundreds of times for print, radio, and television about his favorite hobby, and has published Watching Baseball Smarter, a hilarious and informative guide to watching baseball.  A former writer for, he now runs a business called 'Watch With Zack' through which he takes fans to games all over the country and guarantees that they'll go home with at least one ball.


To learn more about Zack Hample, please visit or follow his blog, The Baseball Collector.


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Published work

The Baseball: Stunts, Scandals, and Secrets Beneath the Stitches (Vintage, March 2011); Watching Baseball Smarter: A Professional Fan's Guide for Beginners, Semi-Experts, and Deeply Serious Geeks (Vintage, March 2007); How to Snag Major League Baseballs: More Than 100 Tested Tips That Really Work (Aladdin, March 1999)