Monday, December 22, 2014

Fan gets Howard homer ball back

Ryan Howard takes a big cut but produces only a grounder in the eighth. He wound up reaching first on an error, then scored on Jayson Werth
Ryan Howard takes a big cut but produces only a grounder in the eighth. He wound up reaching first on an error, then scored on Jayson Werth's home run.
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MIAMI - A Florida girl who grabbed a historic home run ball hit by Phillies slugger Ryan Howard has her prize back after suing the team for its return.

The July home run against the Florida Marlins was Howard's 200th. He achieved that milestone in the fewest games in major league history.

After 12-year-old Jennifer Valdivia scooped up the ball, she was escorted to the Phillies' clubhouse, then exchanged it for an autographed ball.

The girl's mother filed a lawsuit Monday seeking the home run ball's return. Attorney Norm Kent said the Phillies agreed and now Jennifer has the ball back.

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