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A lousy fin? Imagine, if you dare, what that ball would be worth at a memorabilia show today. Fortunately, in this age of great greed, it is safely ensconced at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. - along, of course, with Mantle’s plaque.

As for Chuck Stobbs, he will live only in memory as one of those who had the misfortune to be on the wrong side of baseball history.