Fan on Stanton HR toss: 'Threw it as far as I can'


BOSTON — A lifelong baseball fan, Andrew Lastrapes had been waiting quite a while to scratch a trip to Fenway Park off his bucket list.

But little did the 32-year-old Atlanta man know two months ago when he bought tickets to Saturday’s YankeesRed Sox game that his first trip to the ballpark would be a memorable — and viral — one.

Lastrapes, wearing a black T-shirt and sporting a 5 o’clock shadow, set the internet ablaze Saturday afternoon when, in the top of the seventh inning of New York’s eventual 8-5 win over the Red Sox, he threw back a home run ball belted by Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton.

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