What’s more crazy than a 20-year-old hitting two home runs in just his second game in the big leagues? A 15-year-old catching both of them.
And that’s exactly what happened last night at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Adam Corder, a 15-year-old from Millersville, caught Manny Machado’s solo home run in the fifth inning and his three run homer in the sixth according to MASNSports.com’s Roch Kubatko. Corder was reportedly offered $2,000 for one of the balls from a fan in the stands. He’s going to give the first one to Machado in exchange for four signed baseballs and a signed bat.
The odds of catching two home run balls in 1 game is 1 in 196 million according to WBAL’s Casey Willett.
Too bad that kid isn’t old enough to buy a Powerball ticket.
Of course, Corder was helped by the fact that he was one of just 17,277 (33.6 percent capacity) in attendance at the game.