Washington made history at the 2019 World Series.
Now, the artifacts from the Nationals’ first-ever World Series title are getting a new home at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum while others are being sold at MLB Auctions.
Following the Nationals’ 6-2 win in Game 7, the team and players donated several artifacts that tell the story of their victory and those pieces will soon take a permanent place in Cooperstown. The key piece was the go-ahead home run ball hit off the right field foul pole by Howie Kendrick in the deciding game.
Other memorabilia donated by the Nationals included:
– A jersey worn by World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg in his Game 6 victory
– A cap worn by starting pitcher Max Scherzer in Game 7
– The ball hit by Juan Soto for his Game 1 home run
– A hoodie worn by manager Dave Martinez
– A bat used by Anthony Rendon
– The spikes worn by Kurt Suzuki
– The glove used by reliever Fernando Rodney
Additional artifacts from the 2019 postseason recently donated to the Hall of Fame include:
– The batting helmet worn by ALCS MVP Jose Altuve throughout the postseason, including when he hit his series-ending, walk-off home run in Game 6 of the ALCS
– The bat used by Howie Kendrick to hit his grand slam in Game 5 of the NLDS
These and other pieces from the 2019 Postseason will be featured in the upcoming Autumn Glory exhibit, which will be on display through the 2020 Postseason.
MLB Auctions has been offering several other items from the Series on its website. Among them is the third base bag, used during the first five innings of the Nationals’ victory over the Astros in Game 7. As of Sunday, the high bid was over $10,000 with bidding set to run through November 6. Two other bases used earlier in the Series each netted over $13,000 last week.
A game-used baseball hit for singles by Juan Soto and Howie Kendrick in the second inning of Game 5 stood at over $5,000 with just a few hours left.