July 14, 2011 Companies are lining up to help out Christian Lopez, the fan who graciously returned the historic baseball — and might have to pay a hefty tax bill because of the gifts he got in return.
New York Yankees' Derek Jeter, right, and Christian Lopez at a news conference on Saturday (July 9, 2011) at Yankee Stadium.
July 13, 2011 But whether Christian Lopez will be socked with about a $14,000 bill from the IRS is debatable. He gave back the ball Derek Jeter smacked for his 3,000th hit without expecting anything in return. The Yankees gave him about $50,000 in gifts.
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