• Batting Around: If you caught Aaron Judge’s 62nd home run, what would you ask for in exchange for the ball?
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    Batting Around: If you caught Aaron Judge’s 62nd home run, what would you ask for in exchange for the ball?

    USATSI Throughout the season the CBS Sports MLB experts will bring you a weekly Batting Around roundtable breaking down pretty much anything. The latest news, a historical question, thoughts about the future of baseball, all sorts of stuff. Last week we discussed one of baseball’s newest rules. Now we’re going to break down what we’d do with a milestone baseball. If you caught Aaron Judge’s 62nd homer, what would you want in exchange for giving the ball back? Matt Snyder: Cold, hard cash.  I have no issues with people who want memorabilia and it’s kind of cool to look at sometimes. I just feel like if I had something like…

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    World Series Recalls Dusty Baker’s Relationship With Hank Aaron

    HOUSTON — As Ralph Garr remembers it, the kid from Sacramento could have made it big in any sport. The Atlanta Braves chose Johnnie B. Baker Jr., known as Dusty, out of high school in the 26th round of the 1967 draft. They knew he had options, but they also had a secret weapon. “Dusty could have made the major leagues in football, basketball or baseball, and I don’t think he cared as much about baseball,” said Garr, a third-round draft choice that year. “But Dusty was drafted by the Braves, and Henry Aaron called his mother and said he’d take care of him.” Aaron was 33 years old and…

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