Exhibit honoring World Series Champion Rangers now open at Hall of Fame
(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – For the first time in the 63-year history of the franchise, the Texas Rangers brought home the World Series title.
Treasures from that memorable World Series journey are now on exhibit in Cooperstown.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will celebrate the Rangers’ 2023 World Series championship through Autumn Glory, the Museum’s tribute to the postseason in Cooperstown. The display honoring the 2023 champions is now open, and entrance to Autumn Glory is included with Museum admission.
Following Texas’ World Series-clinching win on Nov. 1, the Museum acquired several artifacts from the Rangers, who defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 119th World Series. Artifacts donated by the Rangers and featured in the exhibit celebrating the 2023 postseason include:
- Cap worn by manager Bruce Bochy; six managers have at least four World Series titles, but only Bochy has accomplished the feat with multiple teams
- Batting helmet worn by World Series MVP Corey Seager
- Glove worn by pitcher Josh Sborz, who recorded a save in the final game
- Batting gloves worn by Evan Carter, who set a record with nine doubles in the postseason
- Jersey and elbow guard worn by Marcus Semien in Game 5
- Spikes and cap worn by Game 5 winner Nathan Eovaldi
- World Series luggage tag used by Will Smith, who became the first player in history to win three straight World Series while playing for three different teams; the Rangers set a record with an 11-0 mark on the road during the postseason
Additional artifacts from the 2023 Postseason donated by the Diamondbacks to the Hall of Fame include:
- Bat used by Ketel Marte in Game 4 when he extended his postseason hitting streak to a record 20 games
- A headset used by broadcaster Greg Schulte during his final season
The 2023 World Series exhibit in Autumn Glory will be on display through the conclusion of the 2024 Major League Baseball postseason.
In 2024, the Museum will continue its salute to the Rangers World Championship of 2023 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 bat from his Series-ending blast in 1993; 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.