The Iran hostages and Baseball’s “golden ticket”


I came across this fascinating story in The Washington Post about a gift presented by Major League Baseball to each of the 52 Americans held hostage in Iran for 444 days from 1979-81.

The gift was a lifetime pass to any major league or affiliated minor league baseball game. Some of the recipients stored the passes away, but others used them to help rebuild their shattered lives…

Safe at Home

(Photo: Ricky Carioti – The Washington Post)

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