All-Stars represented by artifacts in Cooperstown
COOPERSTOWN— Thirty-five of the players named to participate in tonight’s All-Star Game in Washington, D.C. are represented by artifacts in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, according to Hall officials.
These are the players on the All-Star Game roster with artifacts in the Museum’s collection:
• Jose Abreu (White Sox): Bat used during April of 2014 when he recorded 10 home runs and drove in 32 runs, setting new records for a rookie; jersey worn on Sept. 23, 2017, against the Royals when he joined Joe DiMaggio and Albert Pujols as the only players to reach both 25 homers and 100 RBI in each of their first four seasons appearing the in major leagues.
• Jose Altuve (Astros): Spikes worn on June 29, 2014, when he recorded a multi-steal game for the fourth straight contest, the first player since 1917 to reach that level; bat used to record MLB-most 224th and 225th hits of 2014 season.
• Mookie Betts (Red Sox): Home jersey worn on Sept. 13, 2016, against the Baltimore Orioles.
• Alex Bregman (Astros): Fielding glove used during the 2017 World Series.
• Aroldis Chapman (Yankees): Cincinnati Reds cap worn on July 11, 2014, against the Pittsburgh Pirates when he recorded his 40th straight appearance with a strikeout, establishing a new MLB record; Cincinnati Reds cap worn on April 10, 2015, when he recorded his 115th MLB save, setting a new record for Cuban-born MLB players.
• Gerrit Cole (Astros): Pittsburgh Pirates cap worn on Sept. 9, 2013, when the Pirates won their 82nd game of the year, securing their first winning season since 1992.
• Nelson Cruz (Mariners): Batting gloves worn when he hit a walk-off grand slam in Game 2 of the 2011 ALCS; jersey from Game 6 of the 2011 ALCS when he hit his sixth home run of the Postseason.
• Yan Gomes (Indians): Cap worn on May 17, 2012, when Gomes debuted for the Blue Jays, becoming the first native of Brazil to play in the big leagues.
• Aaron Judge (Yankees): Bat used in his major league debut on Aug. 13, 2016, against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. Judge and teammate Tyler Austin hit back-to-back homers in their first career at-bats that day, becoming the first pair of teammates to hit home runs in their first career at-bats in the same game; jersey worn on Sept. 18, 2017 at Yankee Stadium when he hit his 44th homer of the season en route to a new rookie record of 52 home runs.
• Craig Kimbrel (Red Sox): Spikes worn Aug. 31, 2011 in game with Braves where he recorded his 41st save of the season, setting a rookie record; Spikes worn on May 5, 2018, when he recorded the 300th save of his career.
• Corey Kluber (Indians): Jersey worn on Sept. 6, 2014, when he pitched a complete game for his 14th win of the season.
• Francisco Lindor (Indians): Spikes worn for road games during the 2016 Postseason, including the 2016 World Series Games 3, 4 and 5.
• J.D. Martinez (Red Sox): Bat used during the Arizona Diamondbacks game on Sept. 4, 2017, against the Los Angeles Dodgers when he hit four home runs.
• Mitch Moreland (Red Sox): Louisville Slugger baseball bat used to hit a home run in Game 3 of the 2010 World Series, the first home run hit in the first World Series game played in North Texas.
• Charlie Morton (Astros): Cap worn during Game 7 of the 2017 World Series when he allowed just two hits over the final four innings to pick up the victory.
• Chris Sale (Red Sox): Jersey worn on July 6, 2015, when he threw a complete game and ended a streak of eight straight starts in which he recorded 10 or more strikeouts, matching Hall of Fame Class of 2015 electee Pedro Martínez as the only two pitchers in history to accomplish the feat (since matched again by Sale in 2017); Spikes worn on Sept. 20, 2017, against the Orioles in Baltimore. Sale struck out 13 batters in the game, reaching 300 strikeouts on the season.
• Mike Trout (Angels): Cap and spikes worn during the 2012 season en route to AL Rookie of the Year Award; spikes worn when he hit for the cycle, May 21, 2013; cap worn during 2014 All-Star Game when he was named MVP; bat used during 2015 All-Star Game when he was named MVP.
• Justin Verlander (Astros): Detroit Tigers road uniform shirt worn on Aug. 27, 2011, winning his 20th game of the 2011 season; road jersey worn in Game 6 of the 2017 World Series; ball used and autographed during his no-hitter game against the Milwaukee Brewers on June 12, 2007; game used baseball from no-hitter on May 7, 2011.
• Javier Baez (Cubs): Jersey worn for Team Puerto Rico during the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
• Charlie Blackmon (Rockies): “Stars and Stripes” themed socks worn on July 4, 2017.
• Lorenzo Cain (Brewers): Spikes worn during the 2015 World Series with the Kansas City Royals.
• Brandon Crawford (Giants): Bat used on Aug. 8, 2016, in a 14-inning game against the Miami Marlins while going 7-for-8, tying the record for hits in one game; cap worn during the 2012 Postseason and World Series; batting helmet worn while playing for Team USA in the 2017 World Baseball Classic Finals on March 22, 2017.
• Freddie Freeman (Braves): Helmet and batting gloves worn on June 15, 2016, when he hit for the cycle in a 13-inning game against the Cincinnati Reds at Turner Field.
• Scooter Gennett (Reds): Bat used when he hit four home runs in a single game against the St. Louis Cardinals on June 6, 2017.
• Paul Goldschmidt (Diamondbacks): Game-worn Diamondbacks home uniform from July 20, 2015; bat used in May 24, 2015, game against Chicago Cubs.
• Zack Greinke (Diamondbacks): Royals road jersey worn on Sept. 27, 2009, when he earned his 16th victory of the season en route to the AL Cy Young Award.
• Bryce Harper (Nationals): Bat used to hit three home runs in a game on May 6, 2015, against the Marlins; jersey worn on May 4, 2018, in a game in which he homered twice against the Phillies.
• Jon Lester (Cubs): Boston Red Sox cap worn during Game 4 of the 2007 World Series on Oct. 28, 2007; baseball and spikes from no-hitter for the Boston Red Sox on May 19, 2008.
• Nick Markakis (Braves): Bat used on Aug. 3, 2017, at SunTrust Park when he recorded his 2,000th career hit.
• Yadier Molina (Cardinals): Catcher’s mask worn during 2006 season and World Series.
• Buster Posey (Giants): Catcher’s mask and spikes worn during the 2010 World Series; jersey worn in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series.
• Max Scherzer (Nationals): Tigers jersey from Sept. 20, 2013, when he recorded his 20th win of the season; Nationals cap worn during his May 11, 2016, no-hitter against the Tigers.
• Trevor Story (Rockies): Batting gloves and helmet used for all three games of the opening series, April 4-6, 2016, against the Arizona Diamondbacks when he hit two home runs on opening day, becoming the first ever player to make his major league debut on opening day and hit two home runs.
• Joey Votto (Reds): Bat used on May 13, 2012, when he recorded a walk-off grand slam, his third home run of the game; Reds home uniform shirt worn during the 2013 season; spikes worn in road games played during his 20-game streak of reaching base safely multiple times (via hit, walk or HBP) from July 26-Aug. 15, 2017.
• Christian Yelich (Brewers): Marlins cap worn during game at Fort Bragg on July 3, 2016, against the Atlanta Braves.
The Hall of Fame will be showing a live Fox telecast of tonight’s All-Star Game at its All-Star Gala at the museum’s completely renovated Grandstand Theater.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 and can be reserved in advance by calling the museum at 607-547-0397 or by visiting the Membership and Museum Services Desk at the Hall. Summer hours at the Hall are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.