On September 27, 1998, Ozerky decided to take a break from his usual Sunday routine and went to see a Cardinals and Expos game at Busch Stadium. Thinking he might be able to witness a historic event, it never crossed his mind that he would become a part of it.
In the seventh inning, Mark McGwire hit his 70th home run of the year, which was a line drive into the left field luxury boxes. The ball bounced into Ozersky’s hands.
Cardinals officials demanded the ball in exchange for a signed bat, ball and jersey but declined Ozersky’s request to meet McGwire. Ozersky decided to keep it. Three and a half months after the lucky catch, Ozersky had the ball auctioned off for a record $3.05 million.
He donated some of the cash to charity and used a part of it for his family. He was also able to buy an engagement ring for his girlfriend, who became his wife in 2000.
**Philip Ozersky Speaker**
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**Philip Ozersky Appearance**
The chance Philip Ozersky appearance at Busch stadium during the historic McGwire 70th homerun shot is a clear example of being at the right place at the right time.
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