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The Boston Red Sox fan who caught Alex Rodriguez’s record-tying 660th home run is refusing to give it back to the Yankees or to Rodriguez.
On Friday New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez tied Hall of Famer Willie Mays on the all-time home run list with his 660th career home run with a bomb to the third row of Fenway Park’s Green Monster. But the Red Sox fan who caught the ball has no intention of letting Rodriguez add the ball to his trophy collection.
Mike Shuster, Sox fan who caught A-Rod’s 660th homer, tells Post he won’t give ball back to Rodriguez.
— Dan Martin (@DanMartin_Post) May 2, 2015
Rodriguez, who was suspended in 2014 for steroid use, was at 659 home runs heading into Friday’s game against the Red Sox needing just one more to tie Willie Mays for 4th on the all-time list. With one more home run he will stand alone as No. 4 on the all-time home run list. A-Rod now trails Yankees legend Babe Ruth (714), Hank Aaron (755) and Barry Bonds (762) on the all-time list.
While Shuster, as a Red Sox fan – the mortal enemies of the Yankees – is saying that he won’t “give” the ball to the Yankees or to A-Rod, he didn’t rule out selling the ball for memorabilia collectors who might be willing to pay an arm and a leg for that piece of history.