"Los Angeles baseball collector Seth Swirsky has found a creative way to put together a unique baseball collection."

Owen Edwards
GQ Magazine
June, 2000

"One of the most sustaining things about the baseball hobby is the realization that, in many cases, some of the most spectacular pieces of historic baseball memorabilia wind up in hands of remarkable people who seem more than worthy caretakers of the game’s treasures. Seth Swirsky would seem to fit nicely into that category."

T.S. O’Connell
Sports Collector’s Digest
June 23, 2000


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Historic Baseballs

I began my baseball collection in 1995. One of my favorite pieces is the baseball that went through Bill Buckner's legs in the 1986 World Series. Everyone always says to me, "I thought that Charlie Sheen had that ball!" He did until he sold most of his baseball collection in April of 2000.

Another of my favorite pieces is Reggie Jackson's third home run ball from Game 6 of the 1977 World Series. They didn't start calling him "Mr. October" until he hit those three home runs. This ball earned him his nickname.

Also in this section: a baseball signed by The Beatles on August 15, 1965 when they played their famous Shea Stadium concert; the home run ball hit by Babe Ruth in 1921 that tied him for the all-time career lead in home runs with 136; a baseball signed by and containing a poignant message from President Clinton during the baseball strike in 1994 and a baseball pitched by Johnny Vander Meer during his incredible second consecutive no-hitter on June 16, 1938.

Related links:

Read my baseball poem, Mulrooney On The Hill, illustrated by former pitcher Bob Tewksbury.

Listen to my song There's Nothing Like The Game of Baseball.

See my three books: Baseball Letters, Every Pitcher Tells A Story and Something to Write Home About.

Hear Hall of Famer Ernie Banks describe how he came up with his famous phrase "Let's Play Two."

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