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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 New York Yankees 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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Babe Ruth: Home Run Record Crown

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Following the 1921 World Series, admiring fans presented Yankees slugger Babe Ruth with this silver crown, adorned with 59 baseballs, one for each home run he hit that season. Six years later, Ruth broke that record by clouting 60 homers, a single-season mark not surpassed until Roger Maris blasted 61 in 1961.

Joe DiMaggio: Retired #5 Jersey

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On April 18, 1952, the Yankees retired Joe DiMaggio’s famed uniform number 5 by presenting him with this jersey, one that “The Yankee Clipper” had worn the year before. At the time, the only Yankees numbers to have previously been retired were those of Lou Gehrig (4) and Babe Ruth (3).

Mickey Mantle: Rare 1952 Topps Card

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This 1952 Topps baseball card of young Yankees star Mickey Mantle is a much-sought-after rarity. Eight years after the company issued its 407-card set, hundreds of surplus cases were dumped in the Atlantic Ocean, including an unknown number of Mantles. Highly graded examples of this popular card now sell in excess of seven figures.

Yogi Berra: Perfect Game Mitt

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Yankees legend Yogi Berra used this mitt to catch the only perfect game in postseason history, Don Larsen’s 2-0 masterpiece over the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game Five of the 1956 World Series.

Aaron Boone: ALCS Home Run Bat

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In Game Seven of the 2003 ALCS against the Red Sox, Yankees third baseman Aaron Boone swung this bat, hitting the first pitch of the bottom of the 11th inning into the left field stands at Yankee Stadium. Giving New York a trip to the World Series, the blast remains one of the most dramatic walk-off victories in club history.

Aaron Judge: Home Run Jersey

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Wearing this pinstriped jersey on September 18, 2017, Yankees rookie Aaron Judge hit his 44th home run of the season, a first-inning shot to right-center field at Yankee Stadium. The 25-year-old right fielder went on to set a rookie record with 52 homers and ultimately earned American League Rookie of the Year honors.

Derek Jeter: World Series Jersey

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Rookie shortstop Derek Jeter wore this home jersey during the 1996 World Series, the first of five World Championships captured by the Yankees during Jeter's 20-year career with the club.

Lou Gehrig: Yankee Stadium Locker

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On April 30, 1939, New York first baseman Lou Gehrig sat in front of this, his Yankee Stadium locker, following his final major league game, the 2,130th straight game in which he played. A decade later, the club donated this locker, as well as Babe Ruth’s, to the Hall of Fame in memory of the beloved Yankees legends.

Mariano Rivera: World Series Cap

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Yankees closer Mariano Rivera wore this cap in the 2009 World Series, his seventh and final Fall Classic. After 19 big league seasons with the Yankees, Rivera retired with career save records for the World Series (11), the postseason (42), and the regular season (652).

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