Americans have now seen five World Series games since last Wednesday.
But there is a family in Urbandale that has seen far more than that this year. In fact, they just completed the World Series trifecta.
There’s an impressive collection of autographs and mementos of Rob Young’s life as a baseball fan.
“That is probably one of my favorite Yankees of all-time,” he says of Lou Gehrig.
Being the fans they are, the Youngs find space for baseball every year.
“We try to travel to at least one of the stadiums if we can as part of our family vacation if we can,” Rob said.
Saturday, they hit St. Louis for game three of the World Series. They’d bought the tickets at a Dowling High School fundraiser, this spring.
“During the live auction, there was a World Series package, which was four tickets to the 2013 World Series, and whichever game you wanted to go to.”
It wasn’t the first World Series, they’d seen this year. They hit the College World Series every June.
“It appeals to old kids and young kids alike,” he said.
But in between the trips in June and October was the big one – the one money couldn’t buy.
In August, son Sam was a member of the Urbandale team that made the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA.
“I think you can do the College World Series every year and you could do the World Series every year if you wanted to, but, to have a reason to go to Williamsport and to see your kid play along with the rest of his teammates,” Young said.
The World Series trifecta for the Young family – plenty of new mementos, but none as treasured as the memory of hitting them all, together.