Orioles Fan Purchased Chris Davis’ 50th Home Run Ball So He Could Give It To Davis

Chris Davis hits 50th home run.There is hope for humanity after all.

Steve Houff, an Orioles fan from Ellicott City, was in Toronto to witness Chris Davis50th home run of the 2013 season and purchased the ball for $100 from a Blue Jays fan to give to CD after the game. What a guy.

Houff (pictured to the left of Crush) met Davis after the game and posed for pictures with the Orioles slugger. Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun tweets that Houff received a bat and an autograph ball from Davis in exchange for the 50th home run ball. “His [four] buddies were also given signed balls,” Encina adds.

Why wouldn’t the Jays fan just give Davis the ball? He could have gotten a bat and a signed ball in return. That’s got to be worth more than 100 bucks, right? Oh well, his loss.

Davis told MLB.com that he didn’t think he’d ever see that baseball again. “I think this is probably a tough crowd to get a ball back. I didn’t see the ball get thrown back, but hopefully we can rustle it up.”

Rustle it up they dad. Steve Houff, you’re BSR’s hero of the day.

Zach Wilt is the Founding Editor of BaltimoreSportsReport.com and host of the BSR Podcast. He's a loyal Orioles, Ravens and Capitals fan who is obsessed with baseball, loves traveling, In-N-Out Burger and Walt Disney World.


  1. MGW

    September 14, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Funny, first thing I thought about when the ball went into the stands. Better than him hitting it at home and some stupid faux Yankee fan got it and held it for ransom.

  2. CRob7

    September 14, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Real nice story! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Gern Felton

    September 14, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    I like Fig Newtons.

  4. not spy

    September 16, 2013 at 9:29 am

    He’ll be very upset he spent 100 dollars on that once Davis gets busted for peds,,,,,,,,,If I were him id sell those bats Now……