Even 31 years ago, a Hank Aaron home run ball was something to get excited about. The stories of what happened #754 and 755 could not be more different.
Richard Arndt got fired but later go rich–or at least somewhat wealthy. A collector got one of the most valuable pieces of sports memorabilia that exist. And in ’76 the Milwaukee Brewers were just miffed about losing a $5 baseball. That’s the story of Hank Aaron’s 755th home run ball.
Arndt says another Milwaukee grounds crew member who retrieved Aaron’s 754th homer thought he’d gotten Aaron’s autograph on the ball, but instead wound up with an imposter.