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For sale is a truly unique collectible from the SEP 8, 2017 OAK Athletics versus HOU Astros game, won by OAK 9-8 (in OAK). In the loss, Astros outfielder George Springer batted 2-for-3 with 2 singles, 2 runs, a walk and was hit by a pitch. This offering is for the precise baseball that was pitched by A's reliever Raul Alcantara and struck Springer in his leadoff at-bat in the 7th inning. Officially, the plunking accounts for the 2017 World Series MVP's 38th career hit-by-pitch (10th/11 in 2017).
George Springer earned 2017 World Series MVP honors as the Houston Astros defeated the LA Dodgers in 7 dramatic games. Springer was unstoppable on his way to an historic WS run that included a home run in 4 consecutive games! The slugger also set WS records for extra-base hits (8) and total bases (29). Overall, the former first round selection logged 29 at-bats in 34 official WS plate appearances including 5 home runs, 3 doubles, 5 walks, 7 RBI and 8 runs with a .379 batting average and an insane 1.471 OPS. Incredibly, the enormous offense inflicted by Springer was from the leadoff spot as he matched Reggie Jackson (NYY/1977) and Chase Utley (PHI/2009) as the only MLB players to slug 5 homers in a single Fall Classic.
Authenticated ballssuch as this are sentmid-game to sale to the public, and are sold by the team. The authentication is input by the on-site MLB authenticators, who apply the holograms and enter the details of the play. Authentications can be verified through the MLB.com site. This ball carries the hologram JB 979752. Ihave attached a screen shot for your review of the MLBauthentication serial number search result.
This is a great, 1-of-a-kind item! The sale will include the plastic ball cube displayed in the photos, as well as a printout of the MLB.comauthentication page.
*Shipping/Pickup Details:This item ships USPS priority insured (for the purchase price) for $9.50 anywherewiththe USA.This item is located in San Francisco, and we canmeet by appointment to exchange in SF at the location of our choice- although we can sometimes deliver in San Francisco- please contact us for more details.
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