Reds Fan Catches Back-To-Back Home Run Balls (Video)
Texas Rangers fan Trent Williams was able to catch a total of seven home run balls during the 2011 MLB season. That may sound like an impressive feat, but it pales in comparison to what Cincinnati Reds fan Caleb Lloyd did during last night’s game against the Atlanta Braves at the Great American Ballpark.
With the game tied at 1-1 in the bottom of the fourth inning, Reds pitcher Mike Leake stepped up to the plate and belted a solo home run over the left-field fence and into the bare hands of Caleb. And before the pain in his hand from that home run ball could subside, Caleb found himself on the receiving end of another home run hit by the very next batter, Zack Cozart.
It was a rather strange five minutes of fortune for Caleb, as he was still holding Leake’s home run ball in one hand when he caught Cozart’s moments later. And even stranger is the fact that he would leave the ballpark that night with no home run balls in his possession, as he gave Cozart’s to his friend, while returning the other to Leake because it was the first home run of the 24-year-old pitcher’s Major League career.
Perhaps the only thing that would have made this episode even stranger was if Caleb would have caught the third of the back-to-back-to-back homers by Leake, Cozart and Drew Stubbs. Unfortunately for him, Stubbs’ blast landed in the center-field bleachers.
Here is a closer look at Caleb’s great day at the Great American Ballpark.
Hat Tip – [MLB.com]