Math Challenge

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Many accountants like math challenges, so here's a dandy. I've been to hundreds of baseball games in my life, but at a recent AAA minor league game I witnessed something I had not previously seen. If you can tell me what the actual odds are of this event, I will send you a very special AccountingWEB gift!

Here's what happened: In a game where 9,140 people attended, the batter hit a foul ball into the right-field corner, which was caught in the air by a fan. On the next pitch, the batter hit another foul ball--caught in the air by the same man! Same batter, same pitcher, same man in the seats catching the ball in mid-air...and on consecutive pitches! What are the odds of this happening?
Let me know.


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