This Weekend Hall Of Fame Celebrates World Series And Honors Boston Red Sox
(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – With three World Series titles in 10 seasons, the Boston Red Sox have nearly doubled their championship trophy haul in the last decade.
This weekend, Red Sox fans will have a chance to see all of those recent World Series trophies at the home of the National Pastime as the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum hosts Red Sox Weekend Aug. 9-10 in Cooperstown.
The Museum will honor the 2013 Boston Red Sox with its annual World Series Weekend, with all three World Series trophies on display on the Museum’s third floor Saturday and Sunday. Museum visitors will have the chance to relive the 2013 season – which culminated in the Red Sox’s eighth overall championship and first clinched at Fenway Park since 1918 – and create new memories in Cooperstown, where artifacts of the Red Sox’s world title will be preserved forever. Many of those artifacts are on display in the Museum’s exhibit Autumn Glory, which celebrates each season’s playoff and World Series teams.
The trophies will be on exhibit at the Museum from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10. Visitors will be permitted to take pictures with the trophies.
The Museum will be open from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. both days.
Red Sox fans can relive the team’s 2013 World Series title throughout 2014 through Autumn Glory, a tribute to the 2013 postseason. Among the items on display from Boston’s six-game victory over the St. Louis Cardinals are:
1. Bat used by World Series MVP David Ortiz in Game 5
2. Spikes worn throughout the World Series by closer Koji Uehara
3. Jacket worn in Game 6 by Red Sox Manager John Farrell
4. Catcher’s helmet and mask worn by Red Sox catcher David Ross
5. Glove used through the 2013 postseason by Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew
6. Batting gloves used by Boston rookie Xander Bogaerts during the World Series
7. Jacket worn by umpire crew chief John Hirschbeck during the World Series
8. The official score sheet from Game 1, the first World Series game scored by a Japanese-born writer, Gaku Tashiro of Sankei Sports
9. The fake beard Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk wore when he threw out the ceremonial first pitch in Game 6
For more information on Red Sox Weekend at the Hall of Fame, visit www.baseballhall.org
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