Norman Rockwell painting "The Three Umpires (Bottom of the Sixth)" picture

Norman Rockwell painting "The Three Umpires (Bottom of the Sixth)"

Eyeglasses worn by legendary broadcaster Harry Caray

Eyeglasses worn by legendary broadcaster Harry Caray

1952 Mickey Mantle Rookie baseball card

1952 Mickey Mantle Rookie baseball card

1991 Game Seven World Series game ball autographed by Jack Morris

1991 Game Seven World Series game ball autographed by Jack Morris

Souvenir pennant: Tony Oliva, 1965

Souvenir pennant: Tony Oliva, 1965

1961 Minnesota Twins Program/Scorecard

1961 Minnesota Twins Program/Scorecard

Artifacts

Here's a sampling of some of the more than 500 artifacts coming to the Minnesota History Center from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

  • The Doubleday Ball: the game's most "sacred" relic and the first artifact displayed in Cooperstown
  • Jack Norworth's 1908 manuscript, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"
  • Single-season record-breaking home run bats used by Babe Ruth, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa and Roger Maris
  • The most prized baseball card, the Honus Wagner T206 baseball card of 1909
  • Brooklyn Dodgers jersey worn by Jackie Robinson
  • Norman Rockwell painting "The Three Umpires (Bottom of the Sixth)"
  • A 1952 Mickey Mantle Rookie baseball card
  • A Barnum & Bailey Elephant Baseball Team poster
  • Eyeglasses worn by legendary broadcaster Harry Caray
  • An early hot dog vending bucket, 1910
  • Sammy Sosa's 62nd home-run ball
  • Rare photographs and possessions from baseball greats like Jackie Robinson and Joe Di Maggio, as well as other heroes

Minnesota Related Artifacts

1965 World Series Year

  • Glove used by Bob Allison
  • Tony Oliva souvenir pennant

1987 World Series Year

  • Cap worn by pitcher Frank Viola as MVP
  • Bat used by Kirby Puckett from 8/30/87, 6-for-6 game

1991 World Series Year

  • Game Seven game ball autographed by Jack Morris
  • 1991 World Series Ring

Minor Leagues

  • Photo, St. Paul Gophers
  • Photo, Roy Campanella, St. Paul Saints, 1948

Twins History

  • 1961 Minnesota Twins Program/Scorecard
  • Bat used by Harmon Killebrew to hit 500th career home run
  • Rod Carew’s Twins cap worn during the 1978 season
  • Dave Winfield’s Jersey from 3000th career hit, 1993
  • Spikes from Paul Molitor’s 3000th career hit, 1996
  • Glove used by Torii Hunter in 2004
  • Button promoting Santana for Cy Young Award

Women

  • Baseball from Ila Borders first win in Northern League – Duluth. First woman to win minor league game (B-295.98)
  • Tunic uniform patch from Dottie Collins, Minneapolis Millerettes (B-150.98)

Baseball As America, the most significant exhibition of baseball artifacts and history was organized by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New, York.

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