Rosemarie Durante

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…