Marlins Collect No-Hitter Momentos

When the dust settled and the champagne corks popped, the Marlins tried to figure out what to do with all of the memorabilia from Anibal Sanchez’ no-hitter.

The Palm Beach Post reported that Anibal Sanchez celebrated the first no-hitter in baseball since 2004 "until nearly 4 a.m. at the home of teammate and fellow Venezuelan Miguel Cabrera, watching highlights of the game and sipping champagne."

He spent time after the game trying to decide what to give the Baseball Hall of Fame, which has a baseball (not necessarily from the final out) from every no-hitter thrown since the museum opened in 1939.

Sanchez is apparently keeping the ball from the final out but that’s not all he wants. His glove, his shoes and his hat are going with him–not to Cooperstown. "I’ve got my grandmother’s and my cousin’s name on my hat," he said after the game.

The Marlins’ grounds crew dug out all the bases and the cleat cleaner from the mound and gave it to the club, which had the equipment wrapped in plastic to preserve the dirt, according to the newspaper.

Marlins’ manager Joe Girardi said Sanchez should send the Hall his bat "because it has the least meaning of anything."

As of midnight Thursday night, there were over 300 Sanchez items for sale on eBay, but only a few tickets or ticket stubs from the game, which was attended by less than 10,000 paying customers. The top selling item was a 2005 SP Rookie Autograph card (1/185) which sold for $171.50.

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