Lucky Mariners fan catches foul balls on consecutive pitches

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Some of us never come close to catching a foul ball while attending a baseball game. But one Seattle Mariners fan on Monday night must have been carrying a horseshoe or four-leaf clover on him after he caught foul balls on consecutive pitches.

In the bottom of the 1st inning of the Mariners’ 6-2 win over the Kansas City Royals, Josh Rojas fouled a ball off down the left line, which was caught by a Julio Rodriguez jersey-wearing, baseball-gloveless fan, much to the delight of the T-Mobile Park crowd.

But that fan wasn’t done showing off. On the very next pitch Rojas fouled another ball off in the same direction with the same result.

“He’s got both! He got ’em both!” exclaimed Mariners broadcaster Aaron Goldsmith.

According to MLB Statcast, there is a 0.0001% probability of catching two foul balls in a row. Of the 48,000 seats at the Mariners’ ballpark, that fan just happened to be sitting in a very lucky one.

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