Sometimes if you go to the ballpark, you come again with a priceless piece of baseball historical past.
Matt and Samantha Brown obtained the souvenir of a lifetime on Sunday at PNC Park, because the couple ended up with Cardinals icon Albert Pujols’ historic 697th dwelling run ball, which brought him to fourth place all time on the AL/NL homer leaderboard. When they went to return the ball to Pujols, he stunned them by letting them preserve the relic of baseball lore.
“It’s only a baseball. They need to have it. It went out of the ballpark,” Pujols stated concerning the resolution. “We play this sport for the followers. So whether or not they wish to give it again or they wish to preserve it, I don’t have any drawback with that.”
Pujols additionally gifted the couple two signed baseballs to go together with the sport ball.
The memento comes on a absolutely emotional day for Samantha, as one yr in the past to the day, her father handed away.
“I feel it means for that woman greater than me having it in my trophy case,” Pujols stated.