publication date: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 (part of Fall 2015)

category: Fads

clue: It takes a lot of balls to write a book telling people how to catch up to your collection.

explanation: Hample was a baseball fan known for catching balls. His collection exceeded eight thousand as of this goo. He wrote the book How to Snag Major League Baseballs. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, Justin Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Mike Rothstein, Mike Eberhart, and Stan Iwanchuk


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