Hollywood Actor Alec Baldwin Snags Stray Ball at US Open

He is admired on the big screen but Alec Baldwin can be quite a 'catch' in real life as well.

Updated: August 26, 2014 16:50 IST
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High profile ball boy! Alec Baldwin attends on Day One of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.


New York: Alec Baldwin took on a new role at the U.S. Open — the actor played a star athlete, snagging a stray ball that flew into the stands. (Complete coverage of US Open)

Baldwin was sitting in the front row behind the baseline on Monday night when an out-of-bounds shot from Maria Kirilenko sailed over Maria Sharapova and bounced into the seats. He flawlessly fielded the ball on one hop.

Rather than keep the tennis souvenir, Baldwin tossed it to a ball boy as the crowd cheered. Some of Baldwin's pals must have seen the grab, because he spent the next few minutes busy looking at his cellphone.

The "30 Rock" actor made his play four days after comedian Chris Rock wound up with a foul ball at Yankee Stadium in a game between the Houston Astros and New York Yankees. Rock gave that prize to a young boy.

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