One-armed veteran relishes moment after nice catch
Saturday, June 25, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) -- A one-armed veteran is enjoying the spotlight after making a terrific catch on a foul ball at Yankee Stadium.
Michael Kacer of Scranton, Pa., was watching Friday night's game with his 13-year-old nephew, Isaiah, when Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson fouled one back and to the right of the visitor's dugout. The ball took a big hop and Kacer stretched over a railing to bring it in using his hat.
Kacer got a loud ovation from the crowd, and video of the great grab quickly showed up on the web. ESPN showed it on SportsCenter.
Kacer says several people have stopped him on the street in New York to congratulate him on the catch. He tells The Associated Press in a phone interview the whole thing has been "like a wild roller coaster ride."