AMERICA’S LUCKIEST BASEBALL FAN: CLEVELAND INDIANS FAN GREG VAN NIEL CATCHES 4 BALLS IN ONE GAME

Lucky streak: Greg Van Niel, pictured with his brother and nephews and three of his four foul balls

America’s luckiest baseball fan? Cleveland Indians supporter catches FOUR foul balls in one game

By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 16 July 2013

Cleveland Indians fan Greg Van Niel may be his beloved team’s newest recruit if his performance at Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Royals is anything to go by.

The season-ticket holder caught four foul balls at Progressive Field, a once-in-several-lifetimes achievement.

‘Three of them were catches and one was a ball I picked up off the ground,’ Van Niel told the team after his spectacular sporting feat.

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Lucky streak: Greg Van Niel, pictured with his brother and nephews and three of his four foul ballsLucky streak: Greg Van Niel, pictured with his brother and nephews and three of his four foul balls

 Van Niel wasn’t sitting in his usual seat when he grabbed the four souvenirs during the Indians’ 6-4 win.

 He said some catches took a little more skill than others.

‘The third one I think was the hardest one — I think I ended up sprawled across a few rows, and I got some cheese on myself. But the other ones were just a matter of being in the right place at the right time.’ 

Impressive feat: The season-ticket holder, circled, caught four foul balls at Progressive Field, a once-in-several-lifetimes achievementImpressive feat: The season-ticket holder, circled, caught four foul balls at Progressive Field, a once-in-several-lifetimes achievement

Van Niel described the impressive grab, which was on a ball hit by Indians leadoff man Michael Bourn, as being highlight-reel worthy.

‘Michael Bourn hit one that was off the facade, and that’s where I was in the cheese fries,’ he said.

‘(That) one was crazy acrobatics. I was strewn across three rows, and I needed some assistance getting back.’

 
Luck or skill: Van Niel, circled, said some catches took a little more skill than othersLuck or skill: Van Niel, circled, said some catches took a little more skill than others

 

 
What a haul: Van Niel, circled after his third score, said he had never caught a foul ball before his amazing one-day haulWhat a haul: Van Niel, circled after his third score, said he had never caught a foul ball before his amazing one-day haul

 The mega-fan posed for a picture for the Indians clutching three of the souvenirs in his right hand.

He said he had never caught a foul ball before his amazing one-day haul.

There were 15,431 other fans at the Indians’ final game before the All-Star break, but it’s safe to bet none had a day quite like Van Niel.

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