Monday, May 26, 2014
Rare autographed baseball owned by Geddy Lee awaits Derek Jeter's signature
St. Louis Today reports that a very rare piece of baseball memorabilia owned by Geddy Lee will be making a visit to Busch Stadium in St. Louis this week. The memorabilia in question is a ball signed by nearly all of the baseball players who are members of the 3000-hit club including Ty Cobb and Hank Aaron.
... The owner of the ball has asked Cardinals equipment manager Rip Rowan to get the signatures of Derek Jeter and Ichiro Suzuki* -- two more members of the 3,000-hit club. That's the prerequisite for getting on the ball. ... The ball is owned by Rush's lead singer and bassist Geddy Lee. A renowned collected of memorabilia and a huge baseball fan, Lee is also a Cardinals fan. He has come around the ballpark and spent time with the club before, and he has had long friendships with a few around the club. Lee purchased the ball to add to his collection, and has added signatures to it so that it may be the only baseball held by both Cobb and Clemente and ... if all goes well this week ... Jeter. ...