Crime

September 1, 2014

Fort Mill man reports stolen autographed baseballs

A Fort Mill man reported to police that thousands of dollars worth of valuable baseballs signed by Hall of Fame players – as well as six vintage beer steins – were stolen from his home.

A Fort Mill man reported to police that thousands of dollars worth of valuable baseballs signed by Hall of Fame players – as well as six vintage beer steins – were stolen from his home.

The seven baseballs included 1970s balls signed by the New York Yankees and Cincinnati Reds, as well as balls signed by Cal Ripken Jr., Pete Rose, Johnny Bench, Mickey Mantle, Stan Musial, Sammy Sosa and Sparky Anderson. Anderson was the manager of the Rock Hill Chiefs minor league club before managing the Reds in the 1970s. The balls were valued at $4,000, according to a police report filed with the York County Sheriff’s Office.

The six silver beer steins were a collector’s edition set worth $1,000, the report states. A laundry basket worth $10 also was stolen.

No arrests have been made.

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