Link: Baseball that brought Mets first victory finally comes home

How far can one baseball go?

This baseball was the one in play when the Mets recorded the first victory in their history, on April 23, 1962, at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh. You can now see it at the Mets’ Hall of Fame at their ballpark, Citi Field, where it arrived just last week nearly 57 years after its moment of glory.

“I’m glad to see that it actually got back. That ball got back to where I was hoping it would go. I took the ball home. At some time later, I put my name on it, with the date of the game and the score of the game. On the side of the ball, I wrote, ‘5 hits.’ I left it at my parents’ house for a few years.”
JAY HOOK

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