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From the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s collection containing tens of thousands of artifacts, our curators have created each team’s Starting Nine by hand-picking nine must-see pieces for each of the 30 MLB teams. This limited-time list is the perfect introduction to the Museum for every Boston Red Sox fan.

Don’t wait to make your visit to Cooperstown to take the Hall of Fame Starting Nine challenge, as this program is only available through December 2021.


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Ted Williams: Strike Zone

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The iconic strike zone diagram created by Boston Red Sox hitting great Ted Williams first appeared in the July 8, 1968, issue of Sports Illustrated and later graced the cover of Ted Williams and John Underwood’s 1971 book “The Science of Hitting.” This three-dimensional version was created for a 1982 episode of “The Baseball Bunch” television series.

Roger Clemens: 20-K Game Shoes

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Boston’s Roger Clemens wore these shoes the night he became the first major league pitcher to strike out 20 batters in a nine-inning game, beating the Mariners 3-1, April 29, 1986. Clemens won both the Cy Young and Most Valuable Player Awards that season, becoming the first Red Sox pitcher to sweep the honors.

Cy Young Silver Trophy

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On August 13, 1908, Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Eben Draper presented this silver loving cup to "The King of Pitchers," veteran Red Sox pitcher Cy Young. The Boston Post newspaper had collected donations from the pitcher's many fans in order to have the majestic trophy made in time for the celebration dubbed "Cy Young Day" at Boston's Huntington Avenue Grounds.

David Ortiz: 2013 Postseason Bat

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Boston slugger David Ortiz used this bat during his domination of the 2013 postseason, collecting five home runs and 13 RBI, while posting a .500 on-base percentage and .706 slugging average. His astounding .688 batting average in the World Series propelled Boston to their third World Championship in a 10-season stretch.

Jim Rice: 400th Total Base Bat

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Wielding this bat at Fenway Park on September 29, 1978, Red Sox slugger Jim Rice collected a second-inning single for his 400th total base of the season, becoming the first American Leaguer to reach the mark since Joe DiMaggio notched 418 TB in 1937.

1903 World Series Final Out Baseball

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On October 13, 1903, when the Red Sox were called simply the Boston Americans, pitcher Bill Dinneen struck out Pittsburgh's Honus Wagner with this ball, ending the World Series and making Boston the first modern World Champions.

Pedro Martínez: All-Star Game Jersey

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Wearing this jersey as the American League’s starting pitcher, Boston’s Pedro Martínez struck out five of the six batters he faced in the 1999 All-Star Game at Boston’s Fenway Park. The dominant performance helped the AL to a 4-1 victory and earned Martínez the game’s MVP Award.

Dave Roberts: ALCS Game Four Spikes

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Wearing these spikes, Boston pinch-runner Dave Roberts stole second base in Game 4 of the 2004 ALCS against the New York Yankees. His bottom-of-the-ninth theft eventually led to an extra-inning 6-4 victory, the first of eight straight wins that gave the club its first World Championship in 86 years.

Carlton Fisk: Game Six Home Run Bat

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Just after midnight on October 22, 1975, Boston’s Carlton Fisk clouted his celebrated World Series Game Six home run by swinging teammate Rick Burleson’s bat and willing the ball fair with a wave of his hands. The 12th-inning walk-off home run clanged off the left-field foul pole and sent the Reds and Red Sox to a winner-take-all Game Seven.

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