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World Series Champion and NL Mvp
Kris Bryant 16th home run of 2016.
Waveland Avenue !!
In 2015 Kris Bryant broke the long standing Chicago Cubs team record for home runs bya first year player ( Billy Williams 25 in 1961 ) while becoming the National League rookie of the year . None of those home runs reached Waveland avenue .
Actually only THREE home runs total reached the street in all of last year . A feat made increasingly more difficult by expansion of the bleachers including video boards and large signage .
This ball, Kris' 42nd career home , cleared EVERYTHING ! The bleachers , the Nuveen sign , Waveland Avenue , and the sidewalk on the North side of the street where it was caught on the fly !! 461 feet !!
One of the longest home runs hit by Kris if not the longest .
This ball , which I believe was used the entire inning ( a fly out by Almora on first pitch of the inning and ground out by Heyward after strike one ) was hit by Kris on the second pitch by Niese and fortunately still sports an almost perfect 100 year logo :)
3 of Kris' 17 Wrigley Field home runs in 2016 landed on Waveland .
Wrigley Field does not allow for the authentication of home runs so these are the only 3 authenticated Bryant home runs from his NL MVP season ! ( none landed in areas out reach of fans or bounced back on field ) This statement is from my research so please don't take it as fact . Please do your own homework :)
Baseball has been tagged with an official ballhawk.net tamper evident numbered hologram and comes with a full detailed photo letter from ballhawk.net . ( example shown )
I enjoy having this ball in the collection and I am happy keeping it . If you are interested in adding this historic baseball to your collection please do some research through the ballhawk website and visit twitter @super_dave or instagram ballhawknet before making an offer .