Tale of Two Home Run Balls
Two historic–and potentially valuable home run balls were hit last weekend. Each wound up back with the player rather than on the market, but one guy will have much better memories.
Storified by Sports Collector · Mon, Aug 20 2012 19:11:47
Derek Jeter reached a career milestone that only Willie Mays had accomplished. The News-Times details the catch by Patrick Cullen.
‘Amazing experience:’ Stamford man catches Jeter’s 250th HRThe Stamford resident, sitting out in the leftfield stands, was on the receiving end of Derek Jeter’s 250th home run Friday night during …
Patrick Cullen with Derek Jeter’s 250th home run ball. http://pic.twitter.com/YllkZXYVDave Ruden
Patrick Cullen and Derek Jeter. http://pic.twitter.com/dyPntWNADave Ruden
Adam Dunn hit his 400th career homer in Kansas City and a fan, perhaps knowing the value, chased it into the famous fountains. He will not get the payday he may have anticipated.
Fan arrested after retrieving Adam Dunn’s 400th home run from Kansas City fountainFrom the blog Big League Stew: It has become a baseball custom that any fan who retrieves a milestone home run is rewarded with a trip to…