On January 7, 2005 — Boston Red Sox owner John Henry calls Doug Mientkiewicz to discuss the defensive replacement’s possession of the game ball caught at first base for the last out of the 2004 World Series. Larry Lucchino, the club’s president, has made it clear he wants the team to have ownership of the historic ball. The ball now resides in a safe deposit box along with the back-up infielder’s Olympic gold medal.

 


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Sources:

Baseball Reference January 7

SABR Games Project

National Pastime January 7

Hall of Fame

Retro Sheet

Replay The Game