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Softball record set in eastern Illinois

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  • Chris Shields, 53, of Champaign poses with a plaque and softball after he set the Guinness World Records Book mark for catching a softball from the greatest height.

    Chris Shields, 53, of Champaign poses with a plaque and softball after he set the Guinness World Records Book mark for catching a softball from the greatest height.
    Heather Coit/The News-Gazette

 
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A Champaign man has set the new Guinness World Records Book mark for catching a softball from the greatest height. Chris Shields managed to catch a softball tossed out of an ultralight plane hovering 250 feet above the ground.

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