Fan pays $19K for Alcides Escobar inside-the-park home run ball

NFL null Baseball Imagine you have an extra $19,200 to do whatever with. What better to purchase than

a dirty baseball?The baseball that Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar hit for an inside-the-park home run in the bottom of the first inning in Game 1 of the World Series was auctioned off for $19,200 on Wednesday. The ball fielded 84 bids in eight days, according to MORE: Photos from the Royals parade | The plays that propelled KCEscobar's inside-the-park home run was the first in a World Series game since Mule Haas of the Philadelphia A's did it in 1929. Other items auctioned off by included a Game 1-used third base for $6,260 and two game-used balls that sold for $900 and $1,220.