Mary Frances Miller Plays Baseball

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In the late 1940s every young baseball player wanted to emulate such stars as Bob Feller (Indians) and Joe DiMaggio (Yankees).  Living in Ohio you were typically an Indians fan and Bob Feller was the touchstome for all young pitchers.

Mary's dad, Larry Miller, was a  big Indians fan and didn't much care for the Yankees. On one eventful day in the summer of 1949, Larry took Mary and her brother John to Cleveland see the Indians play the Yankees.  As luck would have it, Feller was pitching.  Sometime during the game, DiMaggio hit one into the cheap seats and the ball was retrieved by Larry Miller.  After the game Mary was able to get the autographs of Feller and DiMaggio on the same baseball!

Now if you watch the Antiques Roadshow or any sports memorabilia program, can you imagine what such a prize would be worth today?

Well here's Mary's baseball story.