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Ortiz bat now in Hall of Fame

Ortiz bat now in Hall of Fame

David Ortiz's bat to HOFWith the Boston Red Sox third World Series championship in a decade, the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown is adding to its artifact collection. The Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-1, in Game 6 as the franchise captured its eighth World Series title and the first clinched at Fenway Park since 1918.

(Photo: David Ortiz presents the bat he used in Game 5 of the 2013 World Series to (left-to-right): Brad Horn, Hall of Fame Vice President of Communications and Education; Jim Rice, Hall of Fame Class of 2009; and Jeff Idelson, Hall of Fame President, following Wednesday's World Series victory.)

The new artifacts will soon be displayed through a year-long exhibit celebrating baseball’s champions in “Autumn Glory,” the Museum’s exhibition celebrating the postseason.

At 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31, the Museum will host the first reveal of the artifacts collected following Wednesday night’s win. The program will take place in the Bullpen Theater and is included with Museum admission.

Among the items:

Bat used by World Series MVP David Ortiz in Game 5
Spikes worn throughout the World Series by closer Koji Uehara
Jacket worn in Game 6 by Red Sox Manager John Farrell
Catcher’s helmet and mask worn by Red Sox catcher David Ross
Glove used through the 2013 postseason by Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew
Batting gloves used by Boston rookie Xander Bogaerts during the World Series
Jacket worn by umpire crew chief John Hirschbeck during the World Series

Also on Thursday, the Museum will hold its annual Halloween Celebration from 3-4:30 p.m. as children and adults dressed in costume will receive free admission during that time as well as candy distributed by the Hall of Fame staff.
The Museum will open the exhibit dedicated to the 2013 Red Sox in early December in Cooperstown, featuring several artifacts from this year’s compelling World Series.


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