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Alex Rodriguez's 3,000th hit ball will cost New York Yankees $150,000

Alex Rodriguez's 3,000th hit ball will cost New York Yankees $150,000

Alex Rodriguez will finally recoup the baseball from his 3,000th hit on Friday, but it will cost the New York Yankees a $150,000 donation to charity. Rodriguez belted a home run over the right-field fence on June 19 to become the 29th player in baseball to reach 3,000 hits. When the Yankees went to go collect the milestone ball, the fan who caught it, Zack Hample, turned them down. New York had offered memorabilia in exchange for the ball, but Hample, who has written a book about how to catch baseballs at MLB games, turned them down until a deal was reached in the second week of negotiations. Hample reportedly told TMZ he'd received threats from people...

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