Query: Was a gold ball really thrown out to start season?

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Fri Jun 28 06:57:47 UTC 2002

>     What exactly is meant by a gold ball? It's not likely to have been
> solid gold.

At a guess it was gold in color, not in composition: presumably just a
baseball painted gold for the special occasion.

(Disclaimer: few US-ans can match my [blissful] ignorance of baseball lore.)

-- Doug Wilson

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