Douglas T. Dinsmoor
Baseball Résumé

star Attended over 1,300 Major League games in 52 ballparks.
star Attended over 140 Minor League games in 98 ballparks.
star Columnist for Boston Baseball magazine for 4+ seasons.
star Wrote "A Spaceship Landed in Little Havana" for July 2012 Rockies Magazine.
star Play-by-play and color announcer on jumbocast.net Internet radio for 2 Tufts University baseball games.
star Snagged 4 MLB game foul balls, including one at my first MLB game (at Wrigley Field), and 3 at Fenway Park.
star Snagged 5 minor league game foul balls:

Five County Stadium, Zebulon, NC - April 18, 2001
Thurman Munson Memorial Stadium, Canton, OH - June 21, 2001
Security Service Field, Colorado Springs, CO, 2 balls in one game - August 23, 2005
Dozer Field, Peoria, IL - May 28, 2014
star Caught Matt Holliday's 9th inning, game-tying 110th career home run off Billy Wagner of the New York Mets on May 23, 2008 at Coors Field. Awarded a "Clean Catch" pin by the Rockies.
star Caught Troy Tulowitzki's 2nd career grand slam, 4th inning, on September 15, 2008 at Coors Field. Hit off of Wade LeBlance of the San Diego Padres on a 1-1 pitch (89 mph) with 1 out. Awarded a "Clean Catch" pin by the Rockies. Got Troy to autograph the ball.
star Caught Carlos Gonzalez' 36th career and 19th season home run on July 29, 2010 at Coors Field. Hit off Paul Maholm of the Pittsburgh Pirates on a 2-1 count. Awarded a "Clean Catch" pin by the Rockies. Got CarGo to autograph the ball.
star Caught Oscar Salazar's (San Diego Padres) 9th inning pinch-hit home run on September 13, 2010 at Coors Field. Although I caught the ball in my glove, I was not awarded a Clean Catch pin because my friend, Jose, who was sitting next to me, touched the ball with one finger before I caught it.
star Caught Todd Helton's 338th career and 5th season home run on May 14, 2011 at Coors Field. Solo shot, hit off Aaron Harang of the San Diego Padres on a 2-1 count, 1 out in the 3rd inning. Awarded a "Clean Catch" pin by the Rockies. Got Todd to autograph the ball.
star Caught Mark Ellis' 86th career and 6th NL season home run (1 in AL) on September 19, 2011 at Coors Field. Two-run shot, hit off Cory Luebke of the San Diego Padres on a 2-1 count, 2 outs in the 6th inning. Mark's home run was the only Rockies hit of the game. Awarded a "Clean Catch" button by the Rockies. Got Mark to autograph the ball.
star Caught Troy Tulowitzki's 130th career and 8th season home run on May 28, 2012 (1st game of DH) at Coors Field. Hit off Wandy Rodriguez of the Houston Astros on a 0-0 count, no outs, solo shot. Awarded a "Clean Catch" button by the Rockies. Got Troy to autograph the ball.
star Caught Tyler Moore's (Washington Nationals) 4th career and 4th season home run on June 27, 2012. Hit off Edwar Cabrera (MLB debut) of the Rockies on a 1-0 count, 1 out, 1 on in the 2nd inning. Awarded a "Clean Catch" button by the Rockies.
star Caught Carlos Ruiz' (Philadelphia Phillies) 15th season and 50th career home run on July 14, 2012. Hit off Jeremy Guthrie of the Rockies on a 3-1 count, 1 out, 2 on in the 1st inning. Awarded a "Clean Catch" button by the Rockies.
star Caught Nolan Arenado's 9th season and 19th career home run on July 27, 2014. Hit off Tony Watson of the Pittsburgh Pirates on a 0-0 count, 1 out, solo shot in the 7th inning. Awarded a "Clean Catch" button by the Rockies. Got Nolan to autograph the ball.
star Caught Josh Rutledge's 4th season and 19th career home run on September 20, 2014. Hit off Trevor Cahill of the Arizona Diamandbacks on a 1-0 count, 0 out, 2-run shot in the 3rd inning. Awarded a "Clean Catch" button by the Rockies.
star Caught Wil Myers' (San Diego Padres) 2nd season and 21st career home run on April 22, 2015. Hit off Kyle Kendrick of the Colorado Rockies on a 3-2 count, 1 out, solo shot in the 6th inning. Awarded a "Clean Catch" button by the Rockies.
star Caught Nolan Arenado's 13th season and 41st career home run on June 1, 2015. Hit off Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers on a 3-1 count, 0 outs, 2-run shot in the 4th inning. Awarded a "Clean Catch" button by the Rockies Got Nolan to autograph the ball..
star Caught Gerado Parra's 2nd season and 58th career home run on April 27, 2016. Hit off Tony Watson of the Pittsburgh Pirates on a 2-0 count, 1 out, solo shot in the 8th inning. Awarded a "Clean Catch" button by the Rockies. Got TroyGerardo to autograph the ball.
star Grabbed Joe Koshansky's home run on September 17, 2008 at Coors Field. Hit off of Josh Geer of the San Diego Padres on a 2 out, 3-2 pitch in the 4th inning. It was the only run as the Rockies beat the Padres, 1-0.
star Grabbed Brad Hawpe's 7th inning 2-run home run on May 12, 2009 at Coors Field. Brad's 5th home run of the season, hit off of Russ Ortiz of the Astros.
star Dropped – but grabbed – Matt Kemp's (Los Angeles Dodgers) 4th inning home run on June 9, 2011 at Coors Field. Solo shot on 3-2 count off of Juan Nicasio. NL-leading 18th homer of the season and 107th of his career. Got Matt to autograph the ball.
star Grabbed Brennan Boesch's (Detroit Tigers) 9th inning home run on June 19, 2011 at Coors Field. Solo shot on 0-1 count off of Clayton Mortensen. 10th homer of the season and 24th of his career.
star Dropped – but grabbed – Dan Uggla's (Atlanta Braves) 6th inning home run on July 19, 2011 at Coors Field. Solo shot on 3-2 count off of Ubaldo Jimenez. Dan's 2nd homer of the game, 17th of the season and 171st of his career.
star Dropped – but grabbed – Carlos Gonzalez' 6th inning home run on May 30, 2012 at Coors Field. 2-run shot on a 1-1 count, no outs, off of Xavier Cedeno of the Astros. It was CarGo's 2nd homer of the game (of 3), 12th of the season and 89th of his career. It was the second of four home runs in four consecutive at bats, tying a Major League record and setting a Rockies record. Got CarGo to autograph the ball.
star Dropped – but grabbed – Desmond Jennings' (Tampa Bay Rays) 5th inning home run on May 3, 2013 at Coors Field. 2-run shot on a 3-1 count, no outs, off of Jeff Francis. 4th homer of the season and 27th of his career.
star Dropped (fan interference!) – but grabbed – Ryan Braun's (Milwaukee Breweres) 1st inning home run on June 19, 2015 at Coors Field. 2-run shot on a 0-0 count, 1 out, off of Jorge De La Rosa. 14th homer of the season and 244th of his career.
star Missed – but grabbed – Nolan Arenado's 4th inning home run on April 26, 2016 at Coors Field. Solo shot on a 0-1 count, 0 out, off of Gerrit Cole (Pittsburgh Pirates.) 8th homer of the season and 78th of his career.
star Grabbed Jordan Pacheco's 1st inning ground rule double on May 31, 2012 at Coors Field. On 2-1 count, 1 out, off of Bud Norris of the Astros. RBI, driving in Todd Helton from 2B. It was my third game ball in four games.
star Visited Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY 4 times.
Attended 1989 induction ceremonies for Carl Yastrzemski, Johnny Bench, Red Schoendienst, Al Barlick & Harry Caray.
star Visited

Babe Ruth Museum & Birthplace (Baltimore, MD)
Negro Leagues Museum (Kansas City, MO - 2 times)
Ty Cobb Museum (Royston, GA)
Johnny Mize Museum (Demorest, GA)
Yogi Berra Museum (Little Falls, NJ)
Louisville Slugger museum and plant (Louisville, KY)
Bob Feller Museum (Van Meter, IA)
star Visited

Mickey Mantle's boyhood home (Commerce, OK)
Babe Ruth's farmhouse (Sudbury, MA)
Walter Johnson's home (Humboldt, KS)
Johnny Mize's home (Demorest, GA)
Connie Mack's home (Philadelphia, PA)
star Visited 38 of the sites listed in the book 101 Baseball Places To See Before You Strike Out. (I have no interest in visiting at least 24 sites in the book.)
star Witnessed 10th (out of now 15) unassisted triple play in MLB history, by John Valentin at Fenway Park, July 8, 1994.

star Witnessed the Rockies turn a triple play at Coors Field, September 1, 2015, 9th inning, against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

star Witnessed 246th MLB no hitter, thrown by Jose Jimenez of the St. Louis Cardinals at Bank One Ballpark, June 25, 1999 (vs. Randy Johnson of the Arizona Diamondbacks, who struck out 14 and lost, 1-0.)
star Witnessed
star Witnessed Red Sox Rich Gedman hit for the cycle, September 18, 1985 at Fenway Park, becoming the 6th catcher since 1900 to achieve the feat.
star Witnessed Rockie Troy Tulowitzki hit for the cycle, August 11, 2009 at Coors Field, becoming the 5th Rockie to achieve the feat.
star Witnessed Giant Pablo Sandoval ("Kung Fu Panda") hit for the cycle, September 15, 2011 at Coors Field, becoming the 26th Giant (10th SF Giant) and 4th Venezuelan to achieve the feat.
star Witnessed Rockie Carlos Gonzalez hit for the cycle, July 31, 2010 at Coors Field, becoming the 6th Rockie to achieve the feat. His third-deck walk-off home run marked only the 5th time in MLB history that a cycle was accomplished with a game-ending home run, and the first time since Red Sox Dwight Evans did it on June 28, 1984.
star Witnessed Scott Hairston of the New York Mets hit for the cycle, April 27, 2012 at Coors Field, becoming the 10th Met to achieve the feat.
star Witnessed Rockie Michael Cuddyer hit for his second career cycle, August 17, 2014 (Game 2) at Coors Field, becoming the third MLB player to hit for the cycle in both the American and National Leagues.
star Witnessed Red Sox Pedro Martinez pitch an "immaculate inning" by striking out the side on nine pitches, May 18, 2002 at Fenway Park, first inning, versus the Seattle Mariners. Feat was the 11th time in American League history (out of now 15) and 33rd time (out of now 46 - 7/8/11) in Major League history.
star Attended 8 World Series games: Game 4 (Orioles at Phillies) in 1983; Games 4, 5 (Mets at Red Sox), & 7 (Red Sox at Mets) in 1986; Games 1 & 2 in 2006 (Cardinals at Tigers), and Games 3 & 4 in 2007 (Red Sox at Rockies.)
star Attended 2 MBL All-Star games: 1994 (Pittsburgh) & 1996 (Philadelphia).
star Attended 11 American League Championship Series games and 4 American League Division Series games (all but 2 post-season games that were played in Fenway during my Boston residence.)
star Attended 2 National League Championship Series games and 3 National League Division Series games at Coors Field.
star Attended National League Wild Card playoff game at Coors Field. Game was #163 of the 2007 regular season.
star Witnessed the Colorado Rockies retire Todd Helton's number 17 at Coors Field, August 17, 2014.

star Met 28 Hall of Famers and obtained their autographs.

Henry Aaron
Yogi Berra
Lou Boudreau
Lou Brock
Bobby Doerr
Don Dryseldale
Bob Feller
Rollie Fingers
Whitey Ford
Rich "Goose" Gossage
Monte Irvin
Harmon Killebrew
Ralph Kiner
Mickey Mantle
Willie Mays
Willie McCovey
Johnny Mize
Stan Musial
Robin Roberts
Brooks Robinson
Tom Seaver
Enos Slaughter
Ozzie Smith
Warren Spahn
Don Sutton
Ted Williams
Carl Yastrzemski

star Attended 48 Red Sox road games in 20 MLB venues.
star Attended 10 Rockies road games in 5 MLB venues.
star Usher, Coors Field 2004 – 2007. Awarded Rookie of the Year, 2004. Worked 76 games in 2004, all 81 games in 2005, 27 games in 2006, 10 games in 2007, for a total of 194 games.

star Paid my respects at graves of

Babe Ruth* (Hawthorne, NY)
Billy Martin (Hawthorne, NY)
Honus Wagner* (Pittsburgh, PA)
Pie Traynor* (Pittsburgh, PA)
Connie Mack* (Cheltenham, PA)
Joe DiMaggio* (Colma, CA)
Mickey Mantle* (Dallas, TX)
Roger Maris (Fargo, ND)
Ty Cobb* (Royston, GA)
Jackie Robinson* (Brooklyn, NY)
Lou Gehrig* (Valhalla, NY)
Walter Johnson* (Rockville, MD)
Johnny Mize* (Demorest, GA)
Mel Ott* (Metairie, LA)
John Clarkson* (Cambridge, MA)
Tim Keefe* (Cambridge, MA)
Jocko Conlan *(Scottsdale, AZ.)
Satchel Paige* (Kansas City, MO)
Zack Wheat* (Kansas City, MO)
John "Buck" O'Neil (Kansas City, MO)
Grover Cleveland Alexander* (St. Paul, NE)
Bill Klem* (Coral Gables, FL)
Jimmie Foxx* (Miami, FL)
Max Carey* (Miami, FL)
Ed Walsh* (Pompano Beach, FL)
Hal Trosky (Norway, IA)
Charles “Old Hoss” Radbourne* (Bloomington, IL)
Warren Giles* (Moline, IL)
Norwood Gibson (Peoria, IL)
George Tebeau (Wheat Ridge, CO)

Harmon Killebrew* (Payette, ID)

* Hall of Famer

star Attended games in 18 New England minor league ballparks for 19 teams, several times accomplishing goal of seeing games in home park of every professional team in New England.
star Quoted in Boston Globe and Atlanta Journal-Constitution, pictured in Boston Globe (twice) for baseball stories.
star Appeared in NESN (New England Sports Network) Red Sox TV promo. Appeared in TV crowd shots numerous times, including while snagging one of my Fenway Park game foul balls, à la Ferris Bueller, and while chasing and/or catching the above home runs.

 

 

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