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PHILIP CAUGHT A GOLD MINE


On Sept. 27, 1998, Philip Ozersky went to a baseball game and saw his life changed in a big time way. All it took was one swing of the bat, and Philip caught not just a baseball, but a gold mine.


Lots of fans have caught home runs, but this was no ordinary home run. Lots of batters have hit home runs, but this was no ordinary batter. On that day, Mark McGuire came to the plate and hit his record-breaking 70th home run.


The ball flew over Philip's head, hit a wall and bounced into his lap. Before you could say: "I am rich," this 26-year-old research scientist became an instant millionaire. On Jan. 13, 1999, an anonymous bidder paid a record $2.7 million for this ball, almost 22 times the previous record.


(ChristianGlobe.com sermon "There's God In Them There Hills" by James Merritt - Psalm 19:1-14. From a sermon by Rick Crandall, Getting Ready for Revival, 5/24/2011)

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