A World War II era baseball exhibition game in Hawaii featuring some future Hall of Famers. A sailor with a ship to catch. A meeting with Stan the Man some 20 years later. It adds up to a pretty funny story.
Which home run ball travelled the furthest distance? Ole Oloff says he has the answer and it’s 14,435 miles. He’s already done the math.
It won’t count for anything in the record books but the Iowa man has one of the better stories to come out of the relationship between World War II and baseball.
He has a ball belted by Stan Musial –and autographed by the Cardinals’ Hall of Famer. It’s where the ball has been that’s interesting.