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dodgerblue6



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PostPosted: Tue 7/2/19 6:17 pm    Post subject: "Permanent Souvenirs" Reply with quote

While listening to some around baseball discuss the London series, I heard it said that British fans had to be told they could keep any ball that was caught in the stands, foul or home run.

Awhile back I had heard how this tradition originated, and so to refresh my memory, a little bit of research yielded this story.

Now, I'll admit that when I attended my first major league game in 1969, I was quite shocked to learn this.

But what a great interactive element that is of this sport--the randomness of leaving the game with a permanent souvenir.
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forloveofthegame



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PostPosted: Fri 7/5/19 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did not know that history! Thank you.
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