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06-16-2010, 08:56 AM #1
Getcher Free Game Used Baseballs Here!For Major League Baseball’s first century, especially the first fifty years or so, it was a rare sight.
A player or ballboy handing over a ball that had just been in play. Fans asked, but were seldom rewarded unless, of course, they caught a foul ball or one that was hit for a home run.
Baseball teams were notorious for watching their pennies. A ball that went home with a fan or collector was money down the drain.
At least that’s how they used to look at things.
It’s become a goodwill gesture, spawned in part by the 1994 strike when the powers that be asked players to be more fan friendly. Handing over game-used balls was an easy way to do it.
The New York Daily News goes inside the freebie free-for-all.
Looking for 49ers ONLY!
Looking for Michael Robinson and Delanie Walker
07-17-2010, 06:30 PM #2
07-17-2010, 06:31 PM #3
My Little 7 month old gets baseballs with out asking.
07-17-2010, 11:13 PM #4