Ellicott City Man Pays $100 to Give Chris Davis Record-Setting Home Run Ball

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On Friday, Orioles slugger, and limited edition ice cream flavor, Chris Davis hit his 50th home run of the season, tying the club record. (It also gave the lead to the O’s, who would go on to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3, keeping wild card hopes alive, but I digress.)

He hit the home run at Rogers Stadium in Toronto, and held out little hope that anyone in the stands would return the landmark ball to him, but an Ellicott City man was determined to do just that, whether he caught the ball or not.

Unsurprisingly, the ball first found itself in the possession of ¬†Blue Jays fan — whom the hero of our story, Steve Houff, offered $100 on the spot for the right to present the souvenir to Davis.

And for his trouble he and his friends got photos with the All Star as well as autographed baseballs. Houff even got an autographed bat!

 



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