Bob Brookover: Howard Shelton’s work with Major League Baseball was an authentic dream that became reality

Howard Shelton never stepped into a big-league batter’s box or onto a pitching mound, but he did play a part in some of the greatest moments in baseball history. He was at Citizens Bank Park in 2010, for instance, when Carlos Ruiz grabbed the baseball off Brandon Phillips’ discarded bat and went to his knees before throwing to Ryan Howard for the final out of Roy Halladay’s postseason no-hitter against the Cincinnati Reds. He was in the Bronx four years earlier when the “Why Not Us” Boston Red Sox stunned their longtime nemesis by completing the first 3-0 postseason comeback in baseball histor…

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