His father has been looking for the ball to complete a memorial wall honoring the boy and to enshrine that incredible day at Great American Ball Park for their entire family as they cope with their loss.
"This is Christmas to me," Wally Herbert said Thursday.
Jones and his son, Keegan, decided the ball meant more to the Herbert family. So on Friday, the father and son gave the ball to Herbert.
"It should be his ball more than mine, I'll tell you that," Jones said. "I can't imagine what they are going through right now, especially with the holidays, first Christmas without their son, so any way we can help them out, we will. I kind of feel bad it's taken this long."
6-year-old Walter Herbert, a.k.a. Superbubz, is battling stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma.