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Giants World Series artifacts added to HOF

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Artifacts from the 2014 World Series, won Wednesday night by the San Francisco Giants, are en route to baseball’s Hall of Fame to be part of its Autumn Glory exhibit. Among the items added to the annual display are:

• Pitcher Madison Bumgarner, the Series MVP, gave his cap worn in Games 1, 5 and 7, all of which he won. His three Series wins were among the five total he won during the post-season.

• Buster Posey’s jersey from Game 7;

• Pablo Sandoval’s bat used in Game 7. The Giants third baseman set a post-season record with 26 hits;

• The cap worn throughout the Series by Giants manager Bruce Bochy;

• Hunter Pence’s bat from Game 6; Pence tied a Giants record with 12 hits during the Series;

• Spikes worn by Giants pitcher Jeremy Affeldt;

• The cap worn by Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura during his victory, and in tribute to Oscar Taveras, in Game 6 of the World Series;

• The cap worn by Royals pitcher Brandon Finnegan in Game 3 of the World Series when he became the first player to appear in the College World Series and the MLB World Series in the same year;

• The bat used by the Giants’ Travis Ishikawa to hit his walk-off home run in Game 5 of the NLCS;

• The jersey worn by Royals manager Ned Yost in Game 4 of the ALCS when Yost became the first manager to win his first eight postseason games.

The exhibit contains artifacts from other Game 7s in World Series history including the bat used by Luis Gonzalez of the Arizona Diamondbacks to hit his game-winning single in 2001; the spikes worn by Craig Counsell of the Florida Marlins to score the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning in 1997; and Bill Mazeroski’s batting helmet worn when he hit the only walk-off homer in World Series Game 7 history in 1960.

The 2014 championship is the Giants’ third in five years. The exhibit is exhibiting memorabilia from the Giants’ 2010 and 2012 championship teams.

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