Web Extra: Rochelle Man Talks About His Famous Wrigley Catch

By Scott Leber | sleber@wtvo.com

Published 08/12 2014 05:37PM

Updated 08/12 2014 05:43PM

ROCHELLE-Who knew that a baseball star was living in Rochelle? Especially since his specialty is a different sport. 65 year old professional bowler Mike Pullin was the fan in the top row of the bleachers who made that now world-famous home run catch Monday night. Pullin stretched out as high as he could to snag Mark Reynold's blast.

Pullin slyly kept the ball while reaching down for a decoy ball and throwing that back onto the field in keeping with the Wrigley tradition of throwing an opponent's home run ball back.

Eyewitness News Sports Director Scott Leber interviewed Pullin over the phone to get Pullin's thoughts on the catch, and the story behind the decoy ball, and all the attention he's been receiving. To hear the complete interview click on the media player.

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