Nov 9, 2009
Zack Hample's Blog
When Livan Hernandez left the Mets this season and headed to the Nationals, fans in Washington got much more than just a new pitcher - they got a Ballhawk's dream. Hernandez was always known as a generous giver of baseballs, but this season it was confirmed that he is in fact the single most generous ball-giver in the Major Leagues.
It clearly wasn't a scientific study, and the sample size of fans wasn't extremely large, but in the final myGameBalls.com tally, Hernandez threw more balls into the seats than any other player. In total, 16 balls left his hand and ended up in the hands of a myGameBalls Member.
Hernandez's friendly demeanor and generous attitude made him a fan favorite not only this season, but throughout his career. Because of him, countless individuals left the ballpark with a smile and an authentic MLB souvenir.
Joining Hernandez at the top of the list is Yankees' pitcher Phil Coke, Pirates' outfielder Brandon Moss, Dodgers' pitcher Ramon Troncoso, and Nationals' pitcher Garrett Mock. Here's the complete list of 2009's most Ballhawk-friendly players: