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Baseball Hall of Fame acquires priceless artifacts for Red Sox World Series exhibit

By SPENCER DAVIDSON

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Boston Red Sox are the 2013 World Series champions.

After winning their 3rd title in the last 10 years, and their first at Fenway Park since 1918, Wednesday night, the Red Sox celebrated a championship that transformed the team from worst to first.

Less than 24 hours after the final pitch, the National Baseball Hall of Fame acquired a plethora of artifacts from the World Series to add to an exhibit opening up later this year.

Items such as the fake beard that Red Sox legend, and Hall of Famer, Carlton Fisk wore to throw out the ceremonial first pitch, game-worn hats by Johnny Gomes and David Ortiz, and the cleats worn by Sox closer Koji Uehara for the final out.

Also to be included in the exhibit are the bat used by Ortiz in Game 6, the jacket worn by Red Sox manager John Farrell in Game 6, and many more items.

The artifacts, donated by the players and coaches, are a way to show off and maintain pieces baseball of history throughout time.

"It's their gift, and the word donation is strong," said V.P of Communications and Education, Brad Horn. "It means it is a transfer of ownership from the player to the Baseball Hall of Fame so that we can preserve these items for fans like you, for generations to come."

Fans of the game can view these artifacts when the Red Sox World Series exhibit opens to the public in early December.

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