Lost and not found: The Gibson ball

Someone might unknowingly own a valuable piece of baseball history. But who?

Updated: October 15, 2013, 11:38 AM ET
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

Long before Major League Baseball began to authenticate big-occasion baseballs with holograms and special markings, and long before fans began to see money in those rawhide spheres attached to a memorable moment, an injured Kirk Gibson launched one of the most famous home runs in postseason history into the Chavez Ravine air.

As the ball sailed into the right-field pavilion at Dodger Stadium, NBC's television cameras didn't exactly linger on where the ball landed. After all, the ...

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