Astros fan puts Braves’ World Series home run ball up for auction

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Here’s how much money it will take to buy that Braves’ Game 6 piece of memorabilia that soared over the train tracks

Matt Young, Chron.com

Jan. 20, 2022

On this third-inning swing, Jorge Soler smashed a home run completely outside Minute Maid Park to give the Braves a 3-0 lead over the Astros in Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, in Houston.

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Manuel Ramos was the life of a World Series party, when he somehow came away with a Game 6 home run ball despite sitting on a fifth-floor balcony in an apartment across the street from Minute Maid Park. Now, the Houston man is going to cash in on that ball Jorge Soler crushed over the train tracks to help the Braves beat the Astros and win the World Series in November.

Ramos has put the ball up for auction through SCP Auctions, which is known for setting a record for the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia when it sold a Babe Ruth game-worn jersey for more than $4.4 million in 2012.

The Soler home run ball won’t reach that stratosphere, but it’s doing well so far. The bidding, which opened at $25,000, just started Wednesday and already is up to $33,275. The bidding ends Feb. 5.

Soler crushed his third-inning home run 446 feet, which sent it completely outside the ballpark, bouncing off an awning outside the stadium…

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