Just over a week ago Alex Rodriguez hit a grand slam — the 24th of his career — in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Yankees past the Giants. The slam lifted him out of a tie with Yankee legend Lou Gehrig and into first on the all-time leaderboard. As the ball sailed into right field Steven Gieseler and his 12-year-old son Steven Jr. prepared to try and snag it out of the air. The ball slipped through the hands of the father but little Steven fell to the ground and picked up the little piece of history from under a seat. A staff member approached the family moments later indicating that Rodriguez wanted the ball. After grappling with the decision for a while Steven Jr. and his father were escorted to a lower level where they met Rodriguez.
12-year-old boy who caught A-Rod’s record grand slam ball gave it back
USA Today | Sep 28