In 1999 Mark McGwire's 70th home run baseball sold for 3 Million dollars. This sale was made before the steroid scandals came into the picture, and prices for historic home run baseballs have been going down ever since.
Barry Bonds 700th home run ball only sold for $102,000 in 2005, and the baseball Barry Bonds hit for his 70th home run of season only sold for $14,400 in 2007. This ball previously sold for $60,000. Steroid suspicions are hampering the value of collectible home run balls from more recent years. Here are prices for other baseballs * Babe Ruth 1933 All Star Game - $805,000 (2006) * Hank Aaron 755th - $650,000 (1999) * Barry Bonds 73rd of season - $450,000. (2001) * Mickey Mantle 500th - $144,000. (1996) * Barry Bonds 700th - $102,000 (2005) * Ken Griffey Jr. 500th (2004) - Frank Thomas 500th (2007) $0 (both given back to player by fan)
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I believe it's a single rule 10.05 a base hit shall be scored in the following cases:(e) when a fair ball which has not been touched by a fielder touches a runner or an umpire. EXCEPTION: Do not score a hit when a runner is called out for having been touched by an infield fly.
On a standard, regular season roster -- it happens to be 25 players.
Rosters expand to 40 players after September first...
The makeup of these rosters (how many position players and how many pitchers) are determined by management of the team (coaches, the manager and the general manager).
ROGER MARIS And Benny Bengough, Joe Dimaggio, Hank Bauer, Dick Simpson, Steve Whitaker, Ron Woods, Fred Frazier, Graig Nettles, Charlie Keller, Nick Etten and Herschel Martin.