09/05/2014 11:36 am ET Updated Sep 05, 2014

When Ball Boys And Girls Are The Best Athletes In The Stadium

Being a ball boy or a ball girl is a tough task for a young kid. They constantly have to be on alert and the slightest miscue leaves them open to the ridicule of thousands of spectators. However, it's also not a thankless task, either. Because every once in a while, a special ball comes their way and they make a play on it.

And with that play, comes glory.

In honor of the ball boys and ball girls out there, we put together a compilation of their greatest moments. They're the heroes our sporting events want and the heroes our sporting events need.

Video edited by Ben Craw