Women in baseball Though baseball is a sport dominated by men, women have had some impact on the game. Hall and military At the front end of the gallery of plaques is this one, commemorating each member of the Hall of Fame who served in the Armed Forces. Ruth bat and ball This is the bat that Babe Ruth is said to have used to hit his famous "called shot" in the third game of the World Series against the Chicago Cubs, and the ball that he hit for his last career homer, numberon May 25, What was the first piece of baseball memorabilia acquired by the Hall of Fame? A Bestow the ball intact to Cooperstown, B Permanently brand the ball with an asterisk before sending it to Cooperstown, or C Launch it into space forever.
The museum is very much alive, from activities with Hall of Famers to other ballplayers who come through, to sleepovers in the plaque gallery, to activities for children — a scavenger hunt that they take if they come through the museum, compelling video and multimedia.
Babe Ruth uniform - Picture of National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown
African-American experience Here's the entryway into the African-American baseball experience exhibit, which celebrates the contributions of African-American players throughout the game's history. These were the types of relics that the folks here in Cooperstown believed made sense. He was at Fort Sumter, fired the first shot for the union. Though baseball is a sport dominated by men, women have had some impact on the game. From the Ruth [exhibit] opening this week, to induction weekend which comes at the end of July. Click here to read the related story on the Baseball Hall of Fame, click here for a gallery of plaques of the best of the best in the Hall of Fame, and click here to check out the entire Road Trip package. Ruth was an exceptionally accomplished player, as well as a gloriously popular figure, but he was also a rogue whose various excesses involving food, drink and women are part of his legend.