Red Sox collector Jeff Boujoukos is taking his bats to the Library of Congress.
Boujoukos, who set out years ago to try and collect a game-used bat from every Red Sox player from 1960-present, and Red Sox curator Sarah Coffin will host a program on Sox history at the Library on Saturday, March 23. The bat collection will help tell the story of the team from decades ago through the recent championship seasons.
The free program, “Collecting Red Sox History”, will include a discussion of the collecting policies of the Red Sox and related sports teams, and the sports memorabilia market. Those who attend will have the opportunity to examine bats used by Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, Mookie Betts, David Ortiz, Jim Rice, Fred Lynn, Wade Boggs, Xander Bogaerts, Jonny Gomes, Dwight Evans, Manny Ramirez and others.
The program will take place from 2 PM to 3 PM at the Library’s Whittall Pavilion, inside the ground floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building at 10 First Street SE in Washington, D.C.
Boujoukas’ collection includes over 800 game bats in all and can be seen on his website. He needs only a gamer from Ken Poulsen to complete a collection of gamers from every position players from 1960 to the present. Last one is Ken Poulsen.
The Library says while tickets aren’t required, they are recommended. You can register here.