Charles Gipson-related research request
Hey, this came up in my book research — I was at a game where Gipson, playing right, went into the stands after a foul ball and just missed it. The crowd, thinking amazingly fast, caught the ball and Gipson at the same time and then pushed Gipson out on the field, ball in glove as if he’d snagged it. The ump was right there, unfortunately, so he caught it, but it was a brilliant piece of quick thinking by everyone involved.
The problem is I don’t know when it happened. I believe it was 2002, but I’m not sure. Research has turned up no mention of the play in game stories.
Did anyone else see this, or have a better idea of when this happened?