Cardinals' P John Lackey got Pat Neshek a Babe Ruth autograph for switching uniform numbers

Wednesday August 20th, 2014

The St. Louis Cardinals newest addition John Lackey got fellow pitcher Pat Neshek a baseball autographed by Babe Ruth to thank him for giving up the #41 uniform when he arrived from Boston.

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Considering autographed Babe Ruth baseballs can fetch $25,000 in today's market, it is a pretty handsome reward for switching jersey numbers, although the awesomeness of the gift probably far exceeds the price tag.

-Brendan Maloy

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