After the game, Lohse presented Davis with the baseball as a memento. He even inscribed it, only Lohse misspelled Davis' first name ("Chris"), included the wrong date and generally wrote with a first grader's penmanship.
Davis looked at the messed-up baseball and tried to act thankful.
"It had me for a while," Davis said.
Longtime clubhouse manager Tony Migliaccio came to the rescue with the real ball, already set in a display case labeled with the milestone and the correct date. Davis planned to give it to his mother. "I kind of knew it was going to happen in that AB," he said of the hit. "Sometimes you just know. I made that sliding catch and then I was coming up that inning, so I was like, OK."
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