South Florida girl gets home run ball back from Phillies
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A South Florida girl has been granted her wish to keep a historic home run ball hit by a Philadelphia Phillies star.
On July 17, Jennifer Valdivia made her big catch when Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard hit a home run inside Land Shark Stadium. Valdivia said right after the game, a Philadelphia Phillies official approached her and traded her ball with a different baseball. Jennifer Valdivia, 12, then found out her original ball could be worth thousands of dollars.
Now, Valdivia and her attorney are thanking Channel 7 for helping her take back what was originally hers. "Channel 7 notified the Phillies and magically a courier appeared with the baseball today," said attorney Norm Kent.
"I got my ball back," said Valdivia.
Howard's agent is also happy Valdivia got her ball back. Jennifer will pick up the ball Tuesday from her attorney's office.
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