Exhibit Honoring World Series Champion Astros Now Open at Hall of Fame
(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Baseball history was written in Houston this fall. And the treasures from the Astros’ historic World Series journey are now on exhibit in Cooperstown.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will celebrate the Astros’ 2022 World Series championship through Autumn Glory, the Museum’s tribute to the postseason in Cooperstown. The display honoring the 2022 champions is now open, and entrance to Autumn Glory is included with Museum admission.
Following Houston’s World Series-clinching win on Nov. 5, the Museum acquired several artifacts from the Astros, who notched the franchise’s second Fall Classic crown in six seasons with their victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in the 118th World Series. Artifacts donated by the Astros and featured in the exhibit celebrating the 2022 postseason include:
- Jersey worn by World Series MVP Jeremy Peña during Game 1
- Game 2 jersey, wristbands and box of toothpicks from Astros manager Dusty Baker
- Glove used by outfielder Chas McCormick when he made a game-saving catch in Game 5
- Spikes worn by starting pitcher Justin Verlander in Game 5 when he won his first career World Series start
- Spikes worn by closer Ryan Pressly when he closed out the clinching Game 6
- Ball thrown by Cristian Javier from Game 4 combined no-hitter and signed by all four Astros pitchers as well as catcher Christian Vázquez
- Scorecard kept by Hall of Famer and FOX broadcaster John Smoltz during Game 4 combined no-hitter
Additional artifacts from the 2022 postseason that will be part of Autumn Glory include:
- A batting helmet worn by NLCS MVP Bryce Harper of the Phillies during various postseason games including the Wild Card, Division, Championship and World Series
- The bat used by Alec Bohm of the Phillies in Game 3 of the World Series when he hit the 1,000th home run in Fall Classic history
The 2022 World Series exhibit in Autumn Glory will be on display through the conclusion of the 2023 Major League Baseball postseason. To download a photo of the exhibit, please click this link.
In 2023, the Museum will continue its salute to the Astros World Championship of 2022 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.