Willie Mays' home run ball from the 1965 All-Star Game is on display at Target Field, courtesy of former Duluth school teacher Ken Jensen. The display includes a ticket from the game, a newspaper account of Jensen's father recovering the ball and a bat used by former Minnesota Twins catcher Earl Battey. Submitted photo.
Former Duluth teacher donates to Twins history
Ken Jensen was enjoying a summer day at home in July 1965 when his mother received an odd phone call.
“I was in the backyard playing with my dog and my mom came out about 4 o’clock in the afternoon and said there was a reporter that wants to talk to you,” Jensen recalled. “I said, ‘About what?’ She said, ‘Apparently your dad caught some ball or something.’ ”
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