Monday April 11th, 2016

Kyle Schwarber’s home run ball from Game 4 of the 2015 National League Division series has made its way home.

The Cubs have returned the ball back to where it originally landed—on top of the (relatively new) video board in right field, Cubs president of business operations Crane Kenney said on WSCR-AM 670 on Monday. The ball was originally taken down due to safety concerns, with Cubs management worried someone may climb up the board to retrieve it.

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Schwarber hit a massive shot in the seventh inning of Game 4 of the NLDS, providing the Cubs an important insurance run in their series against the Cardinals. The blast helped Chicago clinch its first ever series victory at Wrigley Field, and landed on one of the new video boards the park added in the last year. 

The placement of the ball serves as something of a tribute to Schwarber, who will miss the rest of this season with torn ligaments in his knee.

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