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By Matt Rappa, Sports Talk Philly editor

Zack Hample is well-known in Major League Baseball.

No, he is not a player, coach or front office executive, only a fan. A very lucky fan.

As described on his website, Hample has attended games at 54 different MLB stadiums. While impressive, he has another claim to fame: snagging "more than 10,000 balls in the stands," including Mike Trout's first career home run and Alex Rodriguez's 3,000th career hit.

Now, Hample can add snagging Bryce Harper's second career home run in a Phillies uniform to his impressive resume. Harper launched the home run in the seventh inning of the club's series finale against the Atlanta Braves Sunday evening.

Hample tweeted, "BRYCE HARPER, BABY!!! Here I am with his 2nd home run as a member of the Phillies. Unreal. (This is my 67th lifetime game homer, FYI. Hoping to hit triple digits someday.) #RingTheBell #MLB."

Fans can attend hundreds of games in their lifetime and not catch a home run. Hample now has caught 67, and does not appear to be finished any time soon. The Phillies won the game, 5-1, sweeping the season-opening series against a division opponent for the first time since 2001.


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