This specific game used baseball is MLB-authenticated as being pitched 3 times in the bottom of the 8th-inning by OLIVER PEREZ to JUAN SOTO. On the third pitch, Perez plunked Soto with an 88-mph sinker (Soto's 7th career HBP). Following the HBP, the baseball was removed from play and authenticated. The Nationals defeated the Dbacks 6-1 in game 1 and later swept the doubleheader.This is a great, 1-of-a-kind item featuring A RARE JUAN SOTO HBP!! Soto has only been beaned 10 times in his career, making this one of the rarest of his offensive statistics you can find. 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 VT173019.
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