Fan returns Derek Jeter's home run ball

Updated: July 11, 2011, 9:12 AM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Christian Lopez came to Yankee Stadium on Saturday afternoon hoping to see history.

He just didn't realize he'd become a part of it.

Lopez, a 23-year-old cellphone salesman from Highland Mills, N.Y., who was seated in Section 236, Row 1, Seat 19, scooped up New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter's 3,000th hit -- a third-inning solo home run into the left-field bleachers -- after it rolled onto a grass ledge right in front of him.

"I was taking a picture, and ...

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