Treasures from 2019 World Series Headed Home to Cooperstown

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Washington made history at the 2019 World Series.

Now, the artifacts from the Nationals’ first-ever World Series title are headed to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Following the Nationals’ 6-2 win in Game 7 on Wednesday night, the team and players generously donated several artifacts that tell the story of their victory to the Hall of Fame, and those pieces will soon take a permanent place in Cooperstown.

Artifacts donated by the Nationals following Game 7 in Houston include:

- The ball hit by Howie Kendrick off the right field foul pole for the go-ahead home run in Game 7
- A jersey worn by World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg in his Game 6 victory
- A cap worn by starting pitcher Max Scherzer in Game 7
- The ball hit by Juan Soto for his Game 1 home run
- A hoodie worn by manager Dave Martinez
- A bat used by Anthony Rendon
- The spikes worn by Kurt Suzuki
- The glove used by reliever Fernando Rodney

Additional artifacts from the 2019 postseason recently donated to the Hall of Fame include:

- The batting helmet worn by ALCS MVP Jose Altuve throughout the postseason, including when he hit his series-ending, walk-off home run in Game 6 of the ALCS
- The bat used by Howie Kendrick to hit his grand slam in Game 5 of the NLDS

These and other pieces from the 2019 Postseason will be featured in the Autumn Glory exhibit, which will be on display through the 2020 Postseason.

Timing on the opening of the 2019 Postseason version of Autumn Glory will be announced in the coming weeks.