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Man catches baseball thrown from helicopter flying 1,050ft above him

by | 16th, July 2013

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CATCHING a ball? How hard is that? Well, if it is a ball thrown from a helicopter, then it is stupidly hard. However, one plucky fella has done exactly that!

Zack Hample has set a world record by holding on to a baseball that was lobbed out of a helicopter flying 1,050ft above him, with the ball reaching speeds of 95mph!

During the 12-second wait for it to fall, Hample seemed to lose sight, before getting it together to calmly stick a paw out and cup it into his catcher’s mitt.

“Well, I did it, I caught a baseball dropped from a helicopter *more than* 1,000 feet high,” Zack tweeted.

Hample was helped by overcast conditions

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