Baseball Hall Adds Dozens of Items

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has already received several pieces of memorabilia  from the 2010 season.

Baseball Hall of FameThe Hall has released the list of items that managed to escape the open market by being scooped up and tagged, then donated to the Cooperstown Shrine.

Among the items now in the Hall’s archive are:

  • A ball from Ubaldo Jimenez’s no-hitter on April 17, the first no-hitter in Rockies’ history, along with a scorecard from the game from 2005 J.G. Taylor Spink Award winner Tracy Ringolsby and Jimenez’s cap from the game
  • Spikes worn by Oakland’s Dallas Braden during his perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays May 9, and a game ball from that contest, along with a scoresheet kept by A’s manager of baseball information Mike Selleck
  • The ball hit by Boston’s Marco Scutaro for the first regular-season hit at Minnesota’s Target Field and dirt from the field after that first game on April 12
  • The bat used by Minnesota’s Jason Kubel to hit the first regular-season home run at Target Field on April 12
  • A Cincinnati Reds cap from pitcher Mike Leake, who became the first pitcher in 15 years to go directly from amateur ball to the big leagues
  • Jose Reyes’ batting gloves from his game-winning sacrifice fly in the Mets’ 20-inning win over the Cardinals on April 17, along with a scorecard from the game
  • Jersey from Kansas City pitcher Joakim Soria worn on April 25 when he recorded his 94th big league save, setting a record for MLB pitchers born in Mexico
  • A bat with an axe-style handle used by the Seattle Mariners in spring training during batting practice
  • Uniform worn by Tomoaki Kanemoto of the Hanshin Tigers of the Japanese Baseball League on April 17, the 1,492nd consecutive (and final) game in which Kanemoto appeared in every inning of every game, a streak that began on July 21, 199
  • Roy Halladay’s game used cap from May 29 and a ball used in that contest where Halladay threw the 20th perfect game in MLB history
  • Armando Galarraga’s spikes and the first base bag from Galarraga’s June 2 near-perfect game against the Indians
  • Stephen Strasburg’s game used cap and a game ball from his 14-strikeout performance June 8 in his debut with the National
  • Game ball and game-worn cap from Tampa’s Matt Garza, who no-hit the Tigers on July 2
  • Brian McCann’s bat from the three-run, bases-clearing double by the Braves catcher during the All-Star game in which he was named MVP.
  • Edwin Jackson’s game-worn cap and a game ball from Jackson’s June 25 no-hitter for the Diamondbacks against the Rays
  • Bengie Molina’s bat from his July 16 cycle for the Rangers