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Ownership of ball remains in dispute

Updated: January 28, 2005, 6:26 PM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- The baseball Doug Mientkiewicz caught for the out that ended the Boston Red Sox's 86-year championship drought is going back to the team -- for one year, anyway.

The club and its former first baseman announced Friday that while no decision has been made on who owns the ball, it will be encased in a special plaque and join the World Series trophy on its victory tour.

"Doug was a key part of our stretch run and postseason victories and he won over our fans in a very short period ...

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