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Astros fan ends up with Yordan Alvarez’s Game 6 home run ball

The ball landed over the batter’s eye in middle subject at Minute Maid Park and Jim Rice knew he wasn’t going to let anybody else get it.

HOUSTON — Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez helped ship Houston’s clinching Game 6 World Series win on Saturday night time with one swing of the bat.

Houston was down 1-0 with two males on base when Alvarez hit his monumental three-run homer that went an estimated 450 toes and gave the Astros the lead for good.

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The ball landed over the batter’s eye in middle subject at Minute Maid Park and Jim Rice knew he wasn’t going to let anybody else get it.

Rice is a lifelong Astros fan

“I’m sitting in dead center field. I’m thinking there’s no way a ball is getting up there,” he stated.

The seats above the batter’s eye at Minute Maid Park do not get many balls hit to them. That’s why Rice stated he was form of caught off guard.

“All of a sudden you heard a sound you don’t hear very often,” Rice stated. “I see it coming straight for me … it carries, carries and carries, next thing I know the ball is right up on me. My first instinct is to dive on it.”

He needed to act rapidly if he needed the memento of a lifetime.

“There was no way I was going to let anyone else grab this ball,” he stated. “I grabbed it and I cannot tell you the feeling I had when I raised it above my head.”

He stated he is nonetheless on Cloud 9.

“It’s the biggest home run in Astros history, probably. For me to be able to be a small part of that by recovering the ball … it’s incredible,” Rice stated.

Rice stated he was provided $100,000 for the ball.

For Rice, it isn’t in regards to the money. To him, the reminiscence is value a lot extra.

“Right now, my plan is to keep it,” he stated. “It’s the greatest keepsake I’ve ever walked away with from an Astros game. It was one of the greatest moments of my sports history life.”

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Here’s a part of the interview with Rice:

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