It’s a little slice of baseball history with a good story behind it.
The Washington Senators trudged along through the 1960s before the plug was finally pulled on the hapless franchise.
Yet being in the nation’s capital had its advantages. When baseball had a really big event to celebrate–like its 1969 centennial celebration—it often took place in the city.
At what had to be the greatest baseball cocktail party ever held, the club’s young public address announcer latched on to umpire Augie Donatelli and made his way through the crowd of Hall of Famers, collecting autographs.
He still has the ball and contacted the Wall Street Journal for an appraisal.
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