(AP Photo)
(AP Photo)

The baseball that Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar hit for an inside-the-park home run in the bottom of the first inning in Game 1 of the World Series sold Wednesday night for $19,200.

The ball was retrieved and authenticated by Major League Baseball with a QR code and a hologram. The league then put it up on its website for eight days before the auction closed after 84 bids at 11:18 p.m. ET Wednesday.

Other World Series game-used item auctions that will close in the next couple of days include Johnny Cueto’s first-pitch ball in Game 2 and Noah Syndergaard’s first-pitch ball for the New York Mets in Game 3, which buzzed Escobar’s head and sent him to the ground.

$19,200 might seem like a lot for a baseball, but if you quantify how rare that play actually is….inside-the-park home run to lead off the World Series!? It may never happen again, ever.

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