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Last Updated: Monday, 29 May 2006, 16:37 GMT 17:37 UK
Beer buyer bags Bonds ball
Andrew Morbitzer poses with the ball in question
Morbitzer's thirst paid off as he pocketed Bonds' home run ball
The man who caught the ball that Barry Bonds hit for his record-breaking 715th home run was queuing to buy a beer when it fell into his hands.

Andrew Morbitzer, 38, missed seeing Bonds hit the home run which moved him past Babe Ruth into second in the all-time list.

But the ball landed in the upper stands at San Francisco Giants' AT&T Park and fell over a safety fence to the beer queue before being grabbed by Morbitzer.

"Everybody was reaching in the air. I saw the ball, reached up and snagged it," he said.

Meanwhile, Morbitzer's wife Megan, 30, was wondering why her husband was taking so long.

"It was like 'oh my gosh, it's taking him a long time to come back'," she said.

"I was saying to the guy next to me 'wouldn't it be funny if it's him'."

Morbitzer said he had not decided what he will do with the prized piece of memorabilia other than "hold it tightly in my hand for a while".

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