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Rockies Todd Helton gets home-run ball; Hall of Fame asks for bat

9:18 PM, Sep 26, 2013   |    comments
Sep 25, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton (17) runs the bases after a home run in the second inning of the game against the Boston Red Sox at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
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KUSA - The Boston Red Sox fan who caught the Todd Helton home-run ball Wednesday night did a trade and gave the ball to the Colorado first baseman.

Dylan Casey returned the ball to the team and received a Helton signed ball, bat and jersey, Rockies vice president of communications Jay Alves confirmed Thursday. Casey was wearing a Red Sox-themed T-shirt.

The Baseball Hall of Fame requested Helton's bat, and Alves said Helton will give it to their curators at the end of the season - after he gets a few more hits out of it.

In the second inning Wednesday, Helton sent a 1-1 pitch into section 108 over the right-field scoreboard, his 369th career home run.

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