Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2011 Memorabilia Additions

Baseball Hall of FameThe post-season is still a month and a half away, but the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has had a busy year accumulating memorabilia.

The Cooperstown shrine has already received several pieces from the 2011 season, including:

  • The cap worn by the Twins’ Francisco Liriano during his May 3 no-hitter against the White Sox, and a ball from that game;
  • a bat used by the Dodgers’ Andre Ethier during his 30-game hitting streak; a game ball from Tigers’ Justin Verlander’s May 7 no-hitter against the Blue Jays;
  • a cap worn by Phillies infielder Wilson Valdez on May 25-26 when he recorded a victory on the mound in Philadelphia’s 19-inning win against the Reds;
  • the spikes worn by the Giants’ Tim Lincecum when he recorded his 1,000th career strikeout on June 6, becoming just the eighth pitcher in history to reach 1,000 strikeouts in his first five seasons;
  • the glove worn by Brian Gordon of the Yankees on June 16 when Gordon became the first player to use a non-leather glove in a big league game (the glove was created by the Carpenter Glove Company, founded and created by Cooperstown resident Scott Carpenter);
  • the batting gloves of former big leaguer Dmitri Young, who took home the Bob Feller Player of the Game Award from the June 19 Hall of Fame Classic;
  • the bat from A’s prospect Grant Green, who was named MVP of the July 10 Futures Game after going 2-for-2 with an RBI;
  • the All-Star Game jersey of the Brewers’ Prince Fielder, who was named the MVP;
  •  the 1983 throwback Padres jersey San Diego manager Bud Black wore on July 15 as the team honored the late Dick Williams, a former manager
  • a jersey worn by the Angels’ Ervin Santana during his July 27 no-hitter against the Indians, along with a ball from the game;
  • the jersey worn y the Rangers’ Michael Young when he recorded his 2,000th career hit on Aug. 7;
  • a baseball signed by all the American League All-Stars from the July 12 All-Star Game;
  • the batting gloves worn by the Yankees’ Derek Jeter when he recorded his 3,000th career hit on July 9.