With over 40,000 baseball artifacts calling Cooperstown home, Onion Sports outlines some of the lesser known exhibits in the MLB Hall of Fame.


Tommy Lasorda Game-Worn Jersey

This Dodger legend’s uniform is displayed behind 6 inches of solid lucite to protect guests from the noxious odor

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Bill James’ Copy Of Microsoft Excel 1995

With software donated by the father of sabermetrics, visitors to the Hall can experience firsthand the thrill of running correlation analyses

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Babe Ruth’s Bat Donut

The extreme durability of this 14-oz. rubber ring made it the Sultan of Swat’s favorite on-deck chew toy

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3D Replica Of Second Base

A CT scan and the latest in 3D printing technology were used in 2007 to create this highly detailed digital model of a second base bag

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The Umpire’s Prayer

Unearthed in Damascus in 1901, this stone tablet is printed with the ancient incantation recited by every professional umpire at their ordination

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Ebbets Field

This longtime home of the Brooklyn Dodgers was painstakingly transported brick by brick to Cooperstown in 1960

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Curt Schilling’s Bloody Jock

The blood-encrusted jockstrap remains the enduring symbol of the Red Sox pitcher’s gutsy performance playing through a painful urinary infection during Game 6 of the 2004 ALCS

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Uniform Worn By Mike Scioscia During Kirk Gibson’s 1988 World Series Home Run

Scioscia wore this very jersey while acting as loyal teammate whose friendship and positive encouragement certainly helped Gibson in one way or another

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Gary Sheffield’s 350th Home Run Bat

They needed more bats and this one is pretty good


Abner Doubleday’s Seminole Scalp

The former military general wore this bloody war trophy around his neck every game for good luck

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