You could say Zack Hample has a nose for finding baseballs.
The 35-year-old Hample has been called the "World's Greatest Baseball Fan," and is one of the greatest foul ball hawks in history. He's even penned three books, one of which is appropriately titled How to Snag Major League Baseballs, and has a surprisingly robust Wikipedia page.
It's safe to say Hample can track down baseballs from seemingly any vantage point. Including, apparently, when the ball is dropped from more than 1,000 feet above ground.
On a recent afternoon at LeLacheur Park, home of the Single-A Lowell Spinners, Hample set a new world record by snagging a baseball dropped from a helicopter more than 1,000 feet in the air.
Check out the ridiculous stunt:
A little close, eh? Kudos to Hample, who is also a sports writer and competitive video game player, for parlaying a unique skill into quite a fascinating lifestyle.