As Friday night’s Mastro auction pointed out, not every milestone baseball turns out to be a good investment. The same held true for the two men who laid claim to one ball and have since become featured in a documentary that details a nasty and disappointing court fight.
It’s quite possible no one will ever hit 73 home runs again. Perhaps the best symbol of the era that spawned inflated single-season totals was the baseball itself.
The court fight that resulted from disputed custody of the ball Barry Bonds hit to establish the current record in 2001 is the subject of a documentary that leans more toward comedy.
You can also read along as KGO TV reporter Wayne Freedman explores whether Bonds’ record-setting 756th home run ball might actually get a boost in value because of what it represents.