Boone Logan

Charlie Culberson (almost) had a ball hitting big home run for Dodgers

Charlie Culberson (almost) had a ball hitting big home run for Dodgers

Charlie Culberson knows there’s somebody out there in possession of the most important baseball of his career.

It doesn’t have his name on it, but it once had his bat on it, and he knows it’s out there. Maybe it’s sitting on a fireplace mantle. Maybe buried in a junk drawer. Maybe two oblivious kids are playing catch with it right now in a soggy Southland backyard.

Wherever it is, the ball belongs to Dodgers history, to the Vin Scully legacy, to one of Chavez Ravine’s greatest moments, and Culberson has a message for whoever is holding it.

Keep it. Celebrate it. The memory of his walk-off home run to clinch the West Division for the...

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