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#Shortstops: Heroes’ hat

Mets players visited Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks and traded their shirts and caps for police and firefighter hats. A FDNY cap is part of the Museum’s collection.

#Shortstops: Bionic Man

After Dodgers pitcher Tommy John suffered a torn ligament in his throwing elbow, team doctor Frank Jobe suggested they try a new surgical procedure to repair it. The surgery was a success and "Tommy John surgery" was born.

#Shortstops: Bat for a Cause

Americans detained as prisoners of war during World War II created baseball equipment out of whatever materials they could find. A wooden bat carved from a tree branch and used in Germany is preserved in the Museum's collection.

#Shortstops: Deal of the Century

Roberto Clemente's first professional contract was with the Cangrejeros de Santurce of the Puerto Rican Professional Baseball League. A copy of that contract is preserved at the Museum.

#Shortstops: Capping it off

The Hall of Fame’s collection contains many different color caps, such as a paisley Mariners’ cap and pink Astros headwear.

#Shortstops: Amazin’ photo

It was Casey Stengel's animated personality and witty sense of humor that brought significant attention to the upstart New York Mets franchise.

#Shortstops: Doggone Delicious

The hot dog, now known as the iconic ballpark snack, didn't enter the scene until the late 1800s. From there, hot dogs have taken over the game.

#Shortstops: A Shot in the Park

A pin given to patrons receiving the vaccine at Fenway Park shows future generations the unusual challenge baseball, and the entire world, faced during the pandemic.

#Shortstops: King-sized pop-up

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum preserves the ball from the game that Dave Kingman "blasted through the drainage pipe."

#Shortstops: Pilot Portrait

The Seattle Pilots had photomechanical prints created of a few of their players, and Don Mincher happened to be one of them.