Great-grandmother from Santa Rosa catches foul ball at Giants game

Longtime San Francisco Giants fan Virginia Smith catches a foul ball in the 9th inning.
September 11, 2013 5:43:40 PM PDT
When you're a grandmother of 16, and a great-grandmother of 15 more, no one expects you to snag a foul ball at a baseball game. But don't tell that to longtime San Francisco Giants fan Virginia Smith.

The Santa Rosa resident caught a foul ball off the bat of Colorado Rockies player Todd Helton in the 9th inning of Tuesday night's game.

Giants announcer Mike Krukow called it his favorite play of all time.

Virginia says she's been taking her glove with her to games for years, hoping to catch a ball. And she finally did!

It wasn't a fluke either. She played softball for 39 years. So for her, no big deal!


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