Red Sox Fans Meet David Ortiz After Snagging Historic Home Run Ball

BOSTON (CBS) – A break for beer and snacks paid off for a group of Red Sox fans Monday night.

Christopher Biskup, who grew up in Maine but lives in Boston, was taking in the Red Sox-Orioles game at Fenway Park with friends Rob Jordan, Dan Fenway and Connor Hasson.

Biskup, who had bleacher seats, said he and his friends went to the concession stand and while they were walking back up the ramp, David Ortiz came to bat.

Ortiz launched his 536th career home run into the Baltimore bullpen, tying him with Mickey Mantle for 17th place in Major League history. The ball bounced in the direction of the group.

Jordan leaned over the fence above the bullpen and plucked it out of the air, with video evidence to prove it.

Before long, security personnel approached Jordan to make a deal for the ball.

At first, Biskup says they declined an offer for autographs. Eventually they struck a deal to exchange the ball in person with Ortiz.

After the game, the friends met Ortiz and gave him the ball in exchange for autographs.

Not a bad way to end a beer run.


One Comment

  1. Glenn M says:

    I really dont know if I would return the ball. Its awesome that I keep hearing of so many that do give the athlete the ball back but I always find myself doubting I would be willing to do that myself. How often will you have in life to hold a piece of history like that?

    I gotta think if I was giving the ball back to Ortiz it would be for a heck of a lot more than a photo and an autograph.

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