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Justin Bieber Snags Foul Ball At White Sox Game, Hands It To Fan

First Posted: 07/05/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 05:25 PM ET

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Justin Bieber poses with White Sox ace Mark Buehrle after throwing out the first pitch.

As if his pop music weren't gift enough to the world, teen mega-sensation Justin Bieber proved his generosity yet again at Monday's White Sox game.

Bieber was there throwing out the first pitch, ahead of a taping of The Oprah Winfrey Show in support of his upcoming album. (Watch video of Bieber's pitch.)

But in the third inning, a Paul Konerko fly ball headed Justin's way. An 18-year-old fan, Alex Rittel, jumped out of his seat to try to corral the pop-up, but it bounced off Rittel's hand and into the pop star's box.

The Sun-Times has the story:

"I jumped up and tried to grab it, but it tipped off my fingers and went into [Bieber's] suite. I was like, 'Oh, man, that's a bummer.' Then, the next thing I know, he walks up to me and says, 'Here you go, man.' "


Rittel asked Bieber -- an Internet sensation who recently became the youngest male solo artist to have a No. 1 album on the Billboard chart -- if he could sign the ball. After borrowing a pen, the shaggy-haired teen icon obliged.

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"I took the ball to school today to show everyone. So many girls were jealous. So many girls."

The Canadian singer was eleven years old when the White Sox won the World Series in 2005. Like the vast majority of the world's population, he was not yet born when the Cubs last won.

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Filed by Will Guzzardi  |