In a historic moment for the Texas Rangers franchise, the team has secured its first-ever world championship title. Celebrating their remarkable achievement, the Rangers have generously contributed significant artifacts to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Following a decisive 5-0 victory, the team and players have donated key items that encapsulate the narrative of their triumphant journey. These artifacts will soon find a permanent home in Cooperstown, where they will be showcased for baseball enthusiasts and visitors to appreciate.
Artifacts donated by the Rangers following Game 5 in Phoenix include:
- Cap worn by manager Bruce Bochy; six managers have at least four World Series titles, but only Bochy has accomplished the feat with multiple teams
- Batting helmet worn by World Series MVP Corey Seager
- Glove worn by pitcher Josh Sborz, who recorded a save in the final game
- Batting gloves worn by Evan Carter, who set a record with nine doubles in the postseason
- Jersey and elbow guard worn by Marcus Semien in Game 5
- Spikes and cap worn by Game 5 winner Nathan Eovaldi
- Bat used by Adolis García in Game 1 when he hit the game-winning home run
- World Series luggage tag used by Will Smith, who became the first player in history to win three straight World Series while playing for three different teams; the Rangers set a record with an 11-0 mark on the road during the postseason
Additional artifacts from the 2023 Postseason donated by the Diamondbacks to the Hall of Fame include:
- Bat used by Ketel Marte in Game 4 when he extended his postseason hitting streak to a record 20 games
- A headset used by broadcaster Greg Schulte during his final season
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located in Cooperstown, is open seven days a week throughout the year, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Operating hours from Labor Day until Memorial Day Weekend are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission prices are $28 for adults (13 and over), $22 for seniors (65 and over), and $17 for juniors (ages 7-12). Additionally, individuals holding current memberships in the VFW, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion, and AMVets organizations can avail themselves of a discounted rate of $19. Members are always granted free admission, and children aged 6 years and younger are admitted at no charge.