First Target Field HomerA teenager from Iowa caught the first home run ball at the Minnesota Twins' brand new ballpark.
By: Associated Press, WDAZ
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A teenager from Iowa caught the first home
run ball at the Minnesota Twins' brand new ballpark.
A.J. Nitzchke of Lawton, Iowa, caught the ball that Jason Kubel
hit to right field in the seventh inning on Opening Day at Target
Field Monday afternoon.
Twins curator Clyde Doepner says the 13-year-old didn't give up
his home run ball without getting some guarantees.
A.J. got to meet his favorite Twins player, Joe Mauer, who
signed a jersey for him.
The teen's name and photo will be on permanent display at Target
Field, along with the historic home run ball.