Zack Hample: King of the ballhawks

Originally Published: October 8, 2009
By Patrick Hruby | Page 2

BALTIMORE -- The cheat sheet goes everywhere. To the ballpark. To the bathroom. On dates. The cheat sheet folds in half, rests comfortably next to Zack Hample's dollar bills, never leaves his wallet. Neatly typed in Geneva font, it features 34 phrases in 34 different languages, written phonetically, all asking the same thing: Please throw me a ball.

DAH-may la Bo-la pour fa-VOR. Spanish.

CHOH-toh, boh-OR-roo oh NAH-geh-tay KOO-dah-sigh. Japanese. Nee too-PEE-eh mm-Pee-r(d)a ...

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