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By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | May 14, 2020

Anyone else missing baseball?
This is an official American League baseball autographed by New York Yankees players in Chicago in 1924. The team included Babe Ruth, whose signature is on the back of the ball. The ball belonged to Ramsey County district court Judge Grier M. Orr in 1924.