There's A Catch: The Tax On Catching A-Rod's Home-Run Ball

Law360, New York (August 14, 2015, 4:09 PM EDT) -- Eli Krause

Gregg Benson

Sydney Unger On June 17, 2015, Alex Rodriguez, a star slugger for the New York Yankees, hit a home run for his 3,000th hit. Zach Hample, a passionate baseball fan, was sitting in the bleachers, and snagged the ball with his glove. He was immediately approached by Yankees personnel, who offered to exchange the ball for other valuable Yankee merchandise. Hample, however, was hearing none of it, and told the Yankees that he was keeping the ball.

Subsequently, Hample started to have second thoughts, and said that he might give the ball to the Yankees in exchange...

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