The fan who caught Ken Griffey Jr.’s home run ball sounds like a man ready to strike a deal with an auction company.
It turns out Joe was indeed his real name.
The fan who snared Ken Griffey Jr.’s 600th home run ball earlier this month finally identified himself over the weekend. He’s still not ready to come forward in person, but he did send out a press release with a few details on how the whole thing played out.
Although another fan claims it was stolen from him, and has taken his case to court, the "Joe ball" has been authenticated by Major League Baseball.
The Marlins were hoping they could convince the season ticket holder to make a deal that would put the history-making ball in Griffey’s own collection, but that didn’t happen.