Tony LaRussa’s team not only handed the Philadelphia Phillies the 10,000th loss in club history, the Cardinals’ manager made off with the weapon.
It wasn’t the kind of "game ball" players and management were climbing over each other to grab. The final out ball from the Phillies’ 10,000th loss thus wound up in the appreciative hands of Cardinals’ skipper Tony La Russa, who knows history when he sees it.
La Russa plans to auction the ball in his animal rescue organization’s annual sports memorabilia auction. One Philly area columnist says that just isn’t right.
But where was MLB’s army of authenticators?
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