Exhibit Honoring World Series Champion Red Sox Opens Dec. 5 at Hall of Fame
David Ortiz’s Bat, Koji Uehara’s Spikes Highlight Autumn Glory’s Year-long Salute to Baseball’s Champions
(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The Boston Red Sox spent 2013 covered in facial hair and ended the season covered in glory as the World Series champions.
Starting Thursday, Dec. 5, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will cover the Red Sox’s incredible postseason run – telling the story of the Sox’s third Fall Classic title in 10 seasons through the Autumn Glory exhibit, the annual tribute to the World Series Champions in Cooperstown.
Following Boston’s World Series-clinching win on Oct. 30, the Museum acquired several artifacts from the Red Sox, who notched the franchise’s eighth Fall Classic title with their victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. Artifacts donated by the Red Sox and featured in the exhibit celebrating the 109th World Series include:
- Bat used by World Series MVP David Ortiz in the postseason
- 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
- The fake beard Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk wore when he threw out the ceremonial first pitch in Game 6
- Bat and batting gloves used by Jonny Gomes in Game 4 when his three-run homer gave Boston the win
- Number “0” from Fenway Park scoreboard at end of Game 6
The 2013 World Series exhibit in Autumn Glory will be on display through the conclusion of the 2014 Major League Baseball postseason. Entrance to the Autumn Glory exhibit is included with Museum admission.
In 2014, the Museum will continue its salute to the Red Sox’s World Championship of 2013 with special programming to be announced in the spring.
The Museum collections contain many artifacts documenting the entire history of World Series and postseason play, including Don Larsen’s cap and Yogi Berra’s mitt from Larsen’s 1956 perfect game; Joe Carter’s (1993) bat from his Series-ending blast; the jersey David Freese wore when he hit his game-winning home run in Game 6 in 2011; and World Series rings from the last century of Fall Classic competition.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is open seven days a week year round, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The Museum observes regular hours of 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. from Labor Day until Memorial Day Weekend. From Memorial Day Weekend through the day before Labor Day, the Museum observes summer hours of 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Ticket prices are $19.50 for adults (13 and over), $12 for seniors (65 and over) and for those holding current memberships in the VFW, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion and AMVets organizations, and $7 for juniors (ages 7-12). Members are always admitted free of charge and there is no charge for children 6 years of age or younger. For more information, visit our Web site at baseballhall.org or call 888-HALL-OF-FAME (888-425-5633) or 607-547-7200.