Adam Corder Becoming Celeb in Baltimore
Many baseball fans dream of catching a historic home run ball. Heck, most fans would be satisfied leaving the ballpark with any form of foul ball or souvenir.
For one lucky fan in Baltimore Friday night, that dream became a reality. Twice. Adam Corder, a 15-year-old Orioles fan, caught both of of Orioles rookie Manny Machado's first career home run balls. And as the Baltimore Sun points out, Corder has become an instant celebrity in Baltimore.
Corder, 15, became a part of history when he caught both of Manny Machado's home run balls Friday. The 20-year-old new Orioles third baseman homered in the fifth and sixth innings, earning the distinction as the youngest player ever to have a multi-home run game within his first two major league games.
But perhaps more impressive is the fact that Corder, who lives in the United Arab Emirates and is visiting his hometown of Millersville until late August, nabbed each of them.
The oddity of that wasn't lost on the media. There was hardly a game story or highlight reel that didn't mention his name.
"A bunch of my friends have said how crazy it was, how lucky I've been," Corder said over the phone Saturday. "It was pretty funny."