Hall of Fame World Series Exhibit to Honor 2010 Champion San Francisco Giants
Renteria’s bat, Lincecum’s jersey and more will be unveiled by Thanksgiving
COOPERSTOWN, NY – The San Francisco Giants are bringing their first World Series title back to the City by the Bay.
At the same time, treasures from baseball's most memorable moments from the 2010 postseason are on their way to Cooperstown and being prepared for the Autumn Glory exhibit at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
Following the Giants' World Series-clinching win on Monday night, the Museum acquired nearly a dozen artifacts from both the Giants and the American League Champion Texas Rangers. Those artifacts will be on display by Thanksgiving in Autumn Glory, which celebrates the history of baseball's postseason. The date for the exhibit opening will be announced in the coming days.
Artifacts donated by the Giants and Rangers from the 106th World Series include:
- Bat used by World Series Most Valuable Player Edgar Renteria to hit his game-winning home run in Game 5.
- Road jersey worn by Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum in Game 5; Lincecum won two games in the Fall Classic.
- World Series batting helmet worn by Cody Ross, who scored five runs in the World Series.
- Cap worn by the Giants Madison Bumgarner in Game 4 when the rookie pitched eight shutout innings.
- Cap worn by the Giants' Matt Cain in Game 2; Cain allowed no earned runs in 21.1 postseason innings this year.
- Left spike worn by the Giants' Aubrey Huff in the Series; Huff drove in eight runs in the 2010 postseason.
- Bat used by the Rangers' Mitch Moreland to hit his Game 3 home run, the first World Series round-tripper in Rangers' history.
- Ceremonial first pitch ball from Game 4, delivered by former President George W. Bush and former President George H.W. Bush, signed by both men.
- Dirt taken from around the pitching mound following Game 3 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington to mark the first World Series game in North Texas history.
These and other artifacts from the 2010 postseason will be on display in the Autumn Glory exhibit through the 2011 Major League Baseball postseason. The exhibit may also feature additional artifacts from the 2010 postseason.
Giants fans can savor all the memories of the 2010 season in Cooperstown and experience the history of their legendary franchise through Hall of Fame exhibits. Included in the Hall of Fame's postseason exhibit is the glove Willie Mays used to make "The Catch" off the Indians' Vic Wertz during the 1954 World Series, which was the last time the Giants' franchise won a world title.
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 bat from his 1993 Series-ending blast; and World Series rings from the last century of Fall Classic competition.
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