Baseball Hall of Fame opens Class of 2020 Inductees Exhibit to highlight special careers

All four members of the Baseball Hall of Fame's Class of 2020 are honored with artifacts on display in Cooperstown to showcase their career achievements.

Posted: Aug 13, 2020 12:03 AM

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Though the National Baseball Hall of Fame wasn't able to enshrine its Class of 2020 inductees due to the coronavirus pandemic this summer, it's still honoring the four members of the class for their achievements.

The Hall announced, Wednesday, that it has opened the 2020 Inductees Exhibit, which features artifacts from each member of the class.

Each inductee has his own display showcasing multiple items from the careers that got them inducted.

Some of the highlighted artifacts include:

  • The helmet Derek Jeter wore when he recorded his 3,000th career hit, a home run, on July 9, 2011
  • Ted Simmons' 1982 American League championship ring won with the Milwaukee Brewers
  • A game-worn Colorado Rockies jersey worn by Larry Walker in 1998 when he won the National League batting title with a .363 average
  • A timeline of Marvin Miller's career as the executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association

Also on display, of local interest, is a Utica Blue Sox hat from Larry Walker's brief stint with the former Minor League club in 1985.

The Hall of Fame said that more artifacts may be added in the coming weeks, and the exhibit will be on display through 2021.

On the third floor of the museum, the exhibit is part of the museum's regular admission.

The Class of 2020 will be inducted, along with any elected members for the Class of 2021, on July 25, 2021 at Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown.

For more information on coronavirus-related health and safety protocols for visitation to the Baseball Hall of Fame and museum, click here.

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