Al Somers school has been responsible for training over 7000 umpires and over 70 that went to the majors. This ball is a recent estate find in Greenville S.C and will be listing some other that are world series signed umpire balls. You are bidding on the ball only for the time being as I have the other items to help authenticate the ball. The estate that this came from last name was day as he was a Catholic Priest and not sure what the connection was.The ball is hand done and is awesome with the history written all on it. History of Al Somers over the years and places he umpired. Just an incredible ball that would be great for your collection. He was a very important part of baseball over the years. It looks to be from the 60's as it does say he is now in his 22nd year.