Yorktown, Virginia resident and baseball fan Alan Schuster had a dream. He wanted a home for Major League Baseball’s tenth, unknown fielder, the ballhawk, the guys or gals who snag balls from the stands. On May 29, 2009, Schuster’s dream became a reality when he launched mygameballs.com, a venue for ball hawks to record their scores.
For Ottaway and her teammates, it was a grueling grind, but it makes required reading for anyone interested in college basketball.
Edison Hatter, an 18 year-old high school senior from Emmitsburg, Maryland, decided to take it one step further and attempt to collect four balls from four different stadiums in one day. While Hakey hit Major League parks, Edison’s plan was to hit three minor and one major league park.