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Fischer Voted Junior Ballhawk of the Year

New York-turned-Minnesota Ballhawk Honored After 223-Ball Season

By Alan Schuster

Nov 14, 2012

Mateo Fischer's Blog

The 2012 Junior Ballhawk of the Year, Mateo Fischer

After snagging 223 balls in a phenominal season of ballhawking, New Yorker Mateo Fischer was selected by his peers as the 2012 Junior Ballhawk of the Year. Fischer earned 12 first place votes and four second place votes for a total of 44 points, leading a competitive field of talented junior ballhawks.

Fischer averaged 4.21 balls per game over 53 games at six different stadiums. He spent the final month of the season at college in Minnesota snagging balls at Target Field and finished the year with an active streak of 62 consecutive games with at least one ball. Most notably, he snagged his first career game home run in a late-season game at Target Field.

Coming in second place in the voting was a Coors Field ballhawk known only as "Irish" who finished the year with 106 snags. Here are the top vote-getters:

Member1st2nd3rdPoints
fischerm124044
irish73330
cooknsonbats51118
f3athletic05111
paaoool1233009
danchi0317
acarter131116
fcola740306
htishler0135
sarahmajor171105
skimisgod1105
angel0124
ballguy121014
blackbballer1014
acorder320204
garyk0124
nickbatters0204
safecoballer0204
alexk0124
vdbaseball960124
aaron0113
aaronk1003
akh2430113
ajross891003
andrewb0113
angelsfan120113
califcameron0033
thekid0113
y2jaycob2220033

Webmaster's note: I neglected to disable new account creation during award voting like I did last year, and several votes were cast from newly created accounts. I manually deleted these votes since it's not fair for them to count.

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