Thanks so much, Alex. That's an awesome story, and it's great to "meet" you too. You know I have much better book that's out now, right? It's called "The Baseball" so check it out if you get a chance.
Whoa, sorry for the slow reply. I wish there were video of the construction/destruction, but alas . . . only photos. I snagged all these baseballs as a fan in the stands at major league games. That's also a record, but it's a bit harder to prove.