Zack Hample is a New York based writer and Major League baseball collector. In 1999, he published the book How to Snag Major League Baseballs, and in 2007 he finished Watching Baseball Smarter, a detailed guide to the intricacies of the game of baseball. As of May 8, 2007, Hample has collected 3,006 baseballs from Major League games. He snagged baseball #3,000 using his famous baseball glove trick at Yankee Stadium on May 7, 2007. He also holds the official record for the video game Arkanoid (1,658,110 points), which he set on March 13, 2000.