The closest I ever got to possessing a baseball used in a major league setting was PNC Park in 2001. Some Arizona Diamondbacks player drilled a batting practice ball almost to the seats. I was in the outfield first row and reached to grab it. Some player instead caught it right under me, then turned…
Some are good, some are bad, and some are just Souvenirs.
Billy Burns has a very particular set of skills, which set includes fouling off pitches.
The staff recounts the souvenirs that slipped away, and other foul-ball stories.