This exact baseball was actually pitched to Julio during his 3rd career At-Bat in the top of the 6th inning. The ball resulted in a pitched ball in the dirt to Julio Rodriguez from Twins' pitcher Jhoan Duran who was also making his MLB debut. It makes it even more special that this baseball is actually tied to a Julio AT-BAT during his first big league game. After the baseball was taken out of play, it was authenticated by Major League Baseball under its authentication program designed to preserve memorable artifacts from the game. An authenticator placed a numbered, tamper-proof Major League Baseball authentication hologram on the baseball.The details of the baseball and its game use are logged on the MLB authentication website. Julio Rodriguez is one of the most talented prospects in the game today and is destined to be one of the faces of the league. This is a wonderful piece of memorabilia that will only appreciate in value with time as MLB DEBUT memorabilia is always highly sought after by collectors. Only three balls were available to the public that were actually used during Julio's at-bats with the team and player keeping everything else for historical archives. Please let me know if you have any questions.
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