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Yankees Fan Randy Kearns Returns A-Rod’s Record-Tying Grand Slam Ball; Would You?

Kearns sure picked the right game — and the right seat — to watch his favorite team for the first time.

06/13/2012

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Christian Lopez On WFAN: I Gave Back Derek Jeter’s 3,000 Ball, And I’d Do It Again

If not for a rainout last Friday night, New York might never have heard of Yankees fan Christian Lopez. “When I jumped on it, my first thought was to … show everybody I had it. As soon as I did that I was like, ‘This is an awful idea,’” he told WFAN’s Boomer & Carton on Friday.

WFAN–07/15/2011

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Mitch Modell On WFAN: Why I Gave Christian Lopez My ’09 Yankees World Series Ring

According to Mitch Modell, one good deed deserves another. The CEO of Modell’s Sporting Goods announced on Wednesday that the retailer will donate 5 percent of all Yankees sales over the next week to Christian Lopez. But that’s not all.

WFAN–07/14/2011

Yankees captain Derek Jeter shakes hands with Christian Lopez after he caught hit No. 3,000. Lopez gave the ball to Jeter. (credit: AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Modell’s, Miller High Life To Rescue Yanks Fan Christian Lopez From Tax Burden; Topps To Make Card

Christian Lopez, the Yankees superfan who caught Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit on Saturday, is about to get some much-needed help from sporting goods giant Modell’s.

WFAN–07/13/2011

Fan Christian Lopez, who caught the 3,000 hit ball of Derek Jeter, watches the game between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Christian Lopez, Fan Who Returned Derek Jeter Ball, Getting Baseball Card

The fan who returned Derek Jeter’s ball from his 3,000th hit will get a bit of personal memorabilia — his own baseball card.

WFAN–07/13/2011

Yankees captain Derek Jeter shakes hands with Christian Lopez after he caught hit No. 3,000. Lopez gave the ball to Jeter. (credit: AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Man Who Caught No. 61: Roger Maris Told Me To Keep Ball, Make Some Money

The parallels are uncanny between Christian Lopez, the 23-year-old who returned Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit ball, and Sal Durante, the lucky fan who came away with Roger Maris’ record 61st home run ball in 1961. Except for one thing…

WFAN–07/12/2011

Yankees fan Christian Lopez poses with Derek Jeter after catching a home run, the was 3000th hit of Jeter's career at Yankee Stadium on July 9, 2011. (credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Report: For Exchanging Derek Jeter’s 3,000 Ball, 14K Tax Bill Awaits Yankees Fan Christian Lopez

The debate rages: Would you have given back Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit ball? Now it turns out that Christian Lopez, who owes more than $100,000 in student loan debt, may now owe 14 grand to the IRS.

WFAN–07/12/2011

Yankees fan Christian Lopez poses with Derek Jeter after catching a home run, the was 3000th hit of Jeter's career at Yankee Stadium on July 9, 2011. (credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Would You Have Given Back Derek Jeter’s 3,000 Ball?

Yankees fan Christian Lopez is enjoying his 15 minutes of fame for giving back Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit ball rather than saving it or selling it for big bucks. What would you have done?

WFAN–07/11/2011

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B&C Morning Show: Derek Jeter’s Historic Blast, Christian Lopez’s Historic Decision

After a much deserved week off, Boomer & Craig were back in the saddle this beautiful Monday morning and started things off by talking about a weekend that was made historic by the Yankees’ captain, one Derek Jeter.

WFAN–07/11/2011

A vendor displays a Derek Jeter 3000 hit T-shirt as fans pack the team store after Derek Jeter #2 hit his 3000th career hit. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

Jeter Fans Flocking To Stores To Snag Piece Of History

Everything from t-shirts to cups to baseball hats, fans want to get their hands on some red-hot Derek Jeter merchandise celebrating his 3000th hit.

07/10/2011

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Lucky Fan Grabs Jeter’s 3,000 Ball, Gives It Back

The specially marked ball landed in the first row of Section 236 in the left-field bleachers, avidly pursued by a dozen other fans. Lucky to land the prize, Lopez was happy to give it back.

WFAN–07/09/2011