Oct 18, 2014 11:37 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A lifelong San Francisco Giants fan had a piece of team history in his hands after Thursday's game: the home-run ball that sent the Giants to the World Series.
Then he did the unthinkable and gave it back.
Frank Burke, of Oakdale, California, tells the San Jose Mercury News (http://bit.ly/1yLewi0) that he wanted the hitter, Travis Ishikawa, to have the ball. So after having it authenticated by a Giants official and learning Ishikawa wanted it back, he went down to the clubhouse and handed it over.
In exchange, Ishikawa gave him a signed bat.
After doing a media interview the next morning, he got a call from the Giants. Burke now has four tickets to Game 3 of the World Series at San Francisco's AT&T Park on Friday.
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