“It’s not too often we get to celebrate the role of an umpire,” said Horn
All artifacts displayed were donated by those who had owned and used them in the series at the request of the hall of fame.
“In 12 years I’ve only had a handful of players who’ve said no,” said Horn.
He also said that when the National Basebal Hall of Fame takes a donation, it agrees to keep and preserve that item forever.
The artifacts will be part of the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s exhibit “Autumn Glory,” which celebrates baseball’s postseason. They will join the exhibit in early December, and be on display for a year, after which they will be replaced by items from next year’s World Series champions. The 2013 Red Sox World Series artifacts will then take their place in the hall of fame’s collections storage vault.
According to Horn, the National Baseball Hall of Fame has almost 40,000 three dimensional pieces and 250,000 original photographs and boasts three million volumes in its library.
“We would have something pertaining to every World Series,” said Erik Strohl vice president of collections and exhibitions.