Kid who caught Arod grand slam in Atlanta was Yankee fan from North Carolina at his first Yankee game
- "The boy who caught Rodriguez's home run ball, Randy Kearns of North Carolina, presented it to the slugger and was rewarded with signed balls, a hat, a jersey and pictures. Kearns, a Yankees fan, was seeing the team for the first time." 6/12/12, "A-Rod ties Gehrig's grand slam record," The Sports Network
6/13/12, "Waiting outside the Yankees clubhouse for Rodriguez was Randy Kearns, a 15-year-old from North Carolina who caught the laser in his Yankee hat.
Kearns turned the ball over to Rodriguez, who gave Kearns and his friend, Hunter Whitcher autographed balls, a Yankee jersey and a bat.
“He volunteered the game ball back, that’s pretty generous,’’ Rodriguez said of the Kearns, a Yankees fan who made the five-hour drive to see his first Yankees game."...
- "Rodriguez slam matches Gehrig, sparks Yankees’ rally past Braves," NY Post, George King