CBS: On SABR member Ralph Carhart’s ‘Hall Ball’ tour

From Brook Silva-Braga at the CBS Evening News on April 2, 2017, featuring SABR member Ralph Carhart:

Major League Baseball began a new season with three games Sunday. The rest of the league will start play Monday. But this spring marks the final steps of one fan’s epic journey to honor the game — a man and the game of baseball that are on a one-of-a-kind adventure.

The ball Ralph Carhart has taken to 33 states isn’t much to look at. His wife pulled it out of a creek, near the Baseball Hall of Fame and Carhart got it in his head to take a photo of the ball with every Hall of Famer.

“I had no concept seven years ago about what this was going to mean, how long it was going to take, how much travel I was going to have to do,” Carhart told CBS News.

Thirty-seven thousand miles so far, by road and air, has yielded 300 pictures.

Some including Yogi Berra and Reggie Jackson … Cal Ripken Jr. and Ozzie Smith.

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Originally published: April 3, 2017. Last Updated: April 3, 2017.