Starting Nine: Historic Lumber
There are home runs that change seasons, careers and even the destiny of franchises.
But few are like Evan Longoria’s home run from Sept. 28, 2011. That 12th-inning, walk-off shot at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., may have actually changed the game.
Longoria’s bat is on exhibit in the Hall of Fame’s Whole New Ballgame exhibit, a fitting place for a piece of lumber that literally help baseball reinvent itself.
Craig Muder is the director of communications for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
The Hall of Fame's Starting Nine is a lineup of must-see artifacts from our vast collection containing tens of thousands of pieces that preserve the magical moments and memorable stories of our National Pastime. Our curators have spent countless hours hand-picking special objects from every major league team to create a lineup of pieces you simply won’t believe we have!