Phillies fan who made barehanded grab uses viral catch to promote job search on LinkedIn


Now that is outside-the-box considering.

Oftentimes, followers who go viral and get their quarter-hour of fame throughout baseball video games do not often use these moments to catapult themselves into larger ranges of stardom.

That is not the case for Phillies fan (and Penn State grad) Patrick Gallagher, who made a barehanded seize on a ball that was hit 97 mph throughout a Phillies-Mets matchup.

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Gallagher secured the ball and managed to maintain his snack in hand as nicely, however that is not probably the most spectacular factor: Gallagher is utilizing his newfound modicum of fame … to attempt to get himself employed.

He posted the video on LinkedIn, shared with a brief message:

Hey everybody,

My identify is Patrick Gallagher, and I’m the Phillies fan who made this catch on Sunday night time baseball.

I’m at the moment within the technique of trying to find a brand new place. I’m a current Penn State Grad, with a B.A. in Company Communications.

I need each recruiter on LinkedIn to know that I’m in search of each alternative that’s “hit” my method.


Gallagher’s famed catch happened throughout a Phillies-Mets matchup on Might 2. Whereas the catch was a spotlight of the sport, the Phillies fell to the Mets 8-7.

Whether or not it is one thing in CorpCom or an outfield spot in a minor league system, somebody get this dude a job. 


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