Yes, the baseballs are flying higher and longer than they have in a long time, but 53 is still a lot of home runs. Pete Alonso is now the single-season rookie home run record holder after his performance over the weekend.
The record-breaking baseball won’t be coming to auction.
A family of Royals fans caught Pete Alonso’s home run ball. They were gracious enough to give it back to Alonso.
Alonso signed a bat, cleats and some baseballs for the family. He was very grateful for the classy move.
— Justin Toscano (@JustinCToscano) August 18, 2019
Alonso says he’s going to build a room in his future home to include all the memorabilia he collected this year.
As for the 9/11 tribute cleats that he wore in a game on the anniversary of the 2001 attacks, Alonso says he’ll donate them to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum on Tuesday.
The Kansas City Royals handed a baseball card-themed gift to manager Ned Yost during their farewell ceremony Saturday.
This was a really neat project we did for the KC Royals to present to Ned Yost! Congratulation on 10 years with the team and your retirement. These contain a card for each of the players he coached & staff members while with the Royals. https://t.co/ABLp1X4Vl8 pic.twitter.com/VkolCu9tqg
— Wallstars Framing (@Wallstars918) September 28, 2019
Alex Gordon to Ned Yost: “You brought an American League and a World Series championship to this city. You changed this organization since Day 1 when you got here as manager. We want to wish you nothing but the best in your retirement.” #AlwaysRoyal pic.twitter.com/K2LwYxGgcS
— FOX Sports Kansas City (@FSKansasCity) September 28, 2019
Bidding for that one-of-a-kind Holmes to Homes 1916 Babe Ruth rookie card has now topped $120,000.
It’s one of six cards from the Washington D.C. area bakery that were handed down through a family and held for more than a century before their consignment to Mile High Card Company’s current auction. Fewer than 100 cards from the Holmes to Homes set are known to exist. They were packaged in loaves of bread but many were sent back to the company as part of a baseball equipment promotion aimed at youngsters.
Bidding for a PSA 2 T206 Wagner offered in the same auction is now at $865,000.