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Surfacing for the very first time in over 30 years, this is one of the most important home run hit baseballs you will ever find! The last home run hit by one of baseball's most respected and celebrated players, Roberto Clemente. Embodying everything that baseball was meant to be and more, the Puerto Rican sports hero was tragically killed before the completion of his illustrious career. It is because of his unique and premature exit from the national pastime that makes this piece so meaningful. Hit on October 10, 1972 during the NL Championship Series at Riverfront Stadium it would later be retrieved by a Cincinnati police officer who was on duty in the ballpark. Stationed near the open area between the outfield wall and the stands during Game 4 he quickly ran to the ball's rescue as it left the park in the 7th inning. The very next day, the gentleman got access to both locker rooms at Riverfront Stadium and got the ball signed by Roberto Clemente, Joe Morgan, Richie Hebner, Bob Robertson, Dave Cash & Dave Guisti. OAL (Feeney) ball is panel inscribed with the date. Covered with a dark brown from stadium dirt. Has been in the possession of the officer who retrieved it ever since that date, and it is just now seeing the light of day. LOA.
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