Hall of Fame to Honor Yankee Stadium

The last regular-season baseball game at Yankee Stadium is now a part of history. But that history will remain alive forever at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
 
Following the New York Yankees’ 7-3 victory over the Orioles on Sept. 21, the Hall of Fame received several artifacts generously donated by the players. These items include the spikes worn by Yankee catcher Jose Molina during the final game, the bat Johnny Damon used for his three-run home run, a bat used by Derek Jeter on the final homestand, and Jeter’s spikes from the game when he passed Lou Gehrig on the Yankee Stadium all-time hit list.
 
Those artifacts will join dozens of other Yankee Stadium treasures at the Hall of Fame, including lockers of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Joe DiMaggio; two turnstiles and a ticket booth; 12 box seats from behind home plate; a chair used by former Postmaster General James A. Farley on the first base side; and a bat rack.
 
The new artifacts will be put on display this fall after they are officially accessioned into the Museum archives. The Yankees begin play in a new stadium in the Bronx in 2009.
 
The last regular-season home game at New York’s Shea Stadium will be held Sunday, Sept. 28. The Hall of Fame is working to acquire artifacts from this historic game.

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