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Biscuits superfan marks 1,000th game

Biscuits superfan RIchard Chamberlain marked his 1,000th game recently. (Source: WSFA 12 News) Biscuits superfan RIchard Chamberlain marked his 1,000th game recently. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Have you met Richard Chamberlain yet? If not, you've certainly seen him if you've been to a Montgomery Biscuits baseball game.

"It's been a long time. You start adding up the hours and innings," Chamberlain said.

In honor of his 1,000th Biscuits game, Chamberlain threw out Thursday's first pitch before the Montgomery opened their series with the Mobile Baybears at Riverwalk Stadium.

In 1,000 games he's collected "a lot" of baseballs and has gotten a lot of signatures.

"I get a lot of autographs from the prospect guys," said Chamberlain.

Chamberlain pointed out that Thursday actually wasn't his 1,000th game. It's a little over when you factor in the playoff games and exhibition games, but this is something the 26-year-or-so Montgomery resident loves to do.

"Before this, we always had to go to Birmingham or Columbus to see baseball, and I always said if I got the chance I'd take advantage of it and I guess I went a little overboard," Chamberlain added with a small laugh.

Thursday night, Chamberlain was covered in the Biscuits memorabilia. He had a Biscuits cap on with the officially licensed hoodie that read "Biscuits Baseball" in butter-colored trimming and Monty in center separating "Biscuits" and "Baseball."

Chamberlain is dedicated, only missing two Biscuits games in 15 years. Both in 2005. His first game was Biscuits opening night in 2004.

"Big crowd here and it was a big event, even though they lost," he said.

While he enjoys the ballpark feel and the setting, he admitted that sometimes it can be difficult, but that feeling doesn't last long.

"There are nights where you're like, 'Ah man,' but then I get down here and I enjoy it," Chamberlain said. "As much as I've been here, it kinda feels like home."

For the most part, he's enjoyed his experiences.

"It's been great," said Chamberlain. "Nothing bad to say about it at all."

Where can you find Chamberlain these days?

"Section 117, Row 2, Seat 4."

What's next for Chamberlain? He said he's not really keeping up with the milestones and laughingly added, "I'll just keep coming until they run me off."

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