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Alcides Escobar's inside-the-park home run ball sells for $19,200

The baseball thatKansas City Royals shortstopAlcides Escobar hit for an inside-the-park home run in the bottom of the first inning in Game 1 of the World Series sold Wednesday night for $19,200.

The ball was retrieved and authenticated by Major League Baseball with a QR code and a hologram. The league then put it up on its website for eight days before the auction closed after 84 bids at 11:18 p.m. ET Wednesday.

A Game 1-used third base, which was used for the first two innings only, was also sold Wednesday night for $6,260. Two game-used balls from the game sold for $900 and $1,220.

Other World Series game-used item auctions that will close in the next couple of days include Johnny Cueto's first-pitch ball in Game 2 and Noah Syndergaard's first-pitch ball for theNew York Metsin Game 3, which buzzed Escobar's head and sent him to the ground.

Syndergaard's Game 3 jersey is also being auctioned off.

The highest price paid for a game-used ball purchased on Major League Baseball's website was the ball used to throw the first pitch of Game 7 of last year's World Series, which went for $28,890.

Last year, MLB.com also sold the ball used to make Derek Jeter's last out for more than $24,000.

Escobar's inside-the-park home run was the first in a World Series game since Mule Haas of the Philadelphia A's did it in 1929.


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