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November 1, 2012

Treasures from Giants' World Series sweep arrive in Cooperstown

Eight artifacts from the 2012 World Series already have been delivered to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and will soon be on display in the museum’s Autumn Glory exhibit.

The 2012 Autumn Glory exhibit, which spotlights the annual Fall Classic, will be unveiled in November and remain on display through the 2013 World Series. Admission to the exhibit is included with a regular Hall of Fame ticket.

The San Francisco Giants donated the equipment after beating the Detroit Tigers on Sunday night.

• The bat used by third baseman Pablo Sandoval to hit two of his three home runs in Game 1. 

• The jersey worn by pitcher Ryan Vogelsong throughout the postseason.

• The warm-up jacket worn by manager Bruce Bochy throughout the World Series.

• The glove used by leftfielder Gregor Blanco throughout the regular season and postseason.

• A bat used throughout the World Series by rightfielder Hunter Pence, including for his sacrifice fly in Game 2.

• The spikes worn by second baseman Marco Scutaro throughout the postseason.

• The cap worn by shortstop Brandon Crawford during the postseason.

• The spikes worn by starting pitcher Matt Cain during the World Series.

The Autumn Glory exhibit will feature additional elements as well, including press pins, tickets, photos and more.

The museum collections contain many artifacts documenting the entire history of World Series and postseason play, including Don Larsen’s cap and Yogi Berra’s mitt from Larsen’s 1956 perfect game; Bill Mazeroski’s (1960) and Joe Carter’s (1993) bats from their Series-ending blasts; and World Series rings from the last century of Fall Classic competition.

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