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Wednesday, November 03, 2021

How Jorge Soler’s World Series home run ball ended up at an apartment party outside the stadium

When Manuel Ramos’ brother invited him over to his perfectly located abode at the 500 Crawford Downtown Apartments, he thought he was just going to drink some beers and crane his neck to watch some baseball from the apartment’s fifth-floor balcony.

Instead, he walked away with a piece of baseball history.

Ramos, his brother Richard and a large group of friends were having a World Series Game 6 watch party on Tuesday night just a block outside the Minute Maid Park Crawford Boxes, when they heard a groan inside the ballpark and then saw a flying white object come hurtling through the air and bounce off an awning outside the stadium.

It didn’t take them long to realize that was the baseball the Braves’ Jorge Soler had just crushed 446 feet over the train tracks to give his team a 3-0 third-inning lead.


RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 03, 2021 at 01:26 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Walt Davis Posted: November 03, 2021 at 04:10 PM (#6051047)
I am happy to see Soler have his moment in the sun. We always liked him in Chicago but back in 2017 it sure looked like he was about to wash out of the majors. But since then, he puts together enough hot streaks to hang on and that 2019 season was fun for him I'm sure. He was amazing for the Cubs in the 2015 postseason.
   2. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: November 03, 2021 at 04:27 PM (#6051052)
ow Jorge Soler’s World Series home run ball ended up at an apartment party outside the stadium
Uh, he hit it really f***ing far, that's how.
   3. Nasty Nate Posted: November 03, 2021 at 04:44 PM (#6051056)
A few months ago, he was hitting .190 for a 4th-place team. This week he was batting leadoff in the World Series.
   4. Bull Pain Posted: November 03, 2021 at 05:17 PM (#6051067)
A few days before the deadline I saw Soler crush two homers off the corpse of Dallas Keuchel the day after hitting two homers against the Tigers and thought he would be a great option for any team needing a DH type for the playoffs. He looked as locked in as 2019. Don't ask me about my other pre-deadline thoughts.
   5. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 03, 2021 at 05:31 PM (#6051075)
He really began to heat up two weeks before the deadline. The Braves gave up nothing to get him. Shows the value in taking a gamble on buy-low guys.
   6. The Honorable Ardo Posted: November 03, 2021 at 09:34 PM (#6051142)
Soler, Schwarber, and Rizzo all hit home runs from the leadoff spot this postseason for teams other than the Cubs. Gag me now. This was not how it was supposed to go five years ago.

(Rubbing salt in the wound: Bryant also homered, though not while batting leadoff; La Stella didn't homer but went 3-for-9 with two walks.)
   7. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: November 04, 2021 at 08:43 AM (#6051192)
I am happy to see Soler have his moment in the sun.

Fitting, that.
   8. Jose Canusee Posted: November 06, 2021 at 01:30 PM (#6051577)
If he keeps the souvenir I expect it will be better protected than Mazeroski's game winner. Maybe the people who found the Titanic and other famous lost ships will go hunting through Pittsburgh for it.
   9. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: November 06, 2021 at 04:03 PM (#6051594)
How Jorge Soler’s World Series home run ball ended up at an apartment party outside the stadium

Uh, he hit it really f***ing far, that's how.

The way that ball left Soler's bat, I'm surprised it didn't land in our back yard. And we're in Maryland.

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