To ELVIS ANDRUS (DOUBLE) and ADRIAN BELTRE (PITCH-IN-DIRT). Following the PID to Beltre, the ball was removed from play and authenticated. The Rangers defeated the A's 6-3, as Beltre (2-for-3) knocked a double in the 2nd inning to pass the great ROD CAREW on the all-time hit list (#3,054 - most hits ever by a Latin-born player).
In the top of the 8th inning, Beltre struck again with a line drive single to tie Stolen Base King RICKEY HENDERSON'S career mark of 3,055 hits! This is a great, 1-of-a-kind item!Player-connected, game-used baseballs from major career milestone games are tough to come by. This Adrian Beltre game-used ball, features use by the soon-to-be-HOF'er AND is a rare logo ball commemorating the A's 50th anniversary in Oakland.
Authenticated balls such as this are sent mid-game by the home team for sale to the public. The authentication is input by the on-site MLB authenticators, who apply the holograms and enter the details of the play. This ball carries the hologram JC088212. I have attached a screen shot for your review of the MLB authentication serial number search result.We care about our reputation, and we take our customers very seriously.