ValleyCats to host Hall of Fame exhibit

TROY — The treasures of the game reside just down the road from the Capital Region in Cooperstown. But on today, some of those artifacts will travel from the home of baseball to Troy as the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum teams up with the Tri-City ValleyCats.

The 11th edition of Hall of Fame Night with the Tri-City ValleyCats will be held today at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy. All fans in attendance for the 7 p.m. game against the Vermont Lake Monsters will have the chance to see selected artifacts from the Museum’s unparalleled collection of baseball history.

The 2019 class of Frank and Peggy Steele Interns from the Baseball Hall of Fame will provide fans with an opportunity to see and learn about four of the Museum’s treasures, which will make the trip from Cooperstown to Troy. The artifacts on display will include:

∫ Trevor Hoffman’s San Diego Padres jersey he wore on June 6, 2007, when he recorded his 500th career save

∫ Derek Jeter’s batting gloves from Sept. 11, 2009, when he recorded his 2,722nd hit, setting a Yankees record

∫ Craig Biggio’s cap from when he recorded his 3,000th career hit on June 28, 2007

∫ A 1928 Johnny Evers model glove; Evers, a Troy, N.Y., native and 1946 Hall of Fame electee, lent his name to the glove manufactured by the Draper and Maynard glove company

By Paul Wager

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