The playoffs are underway — baseball’s present is pretty exciting! But so is its history. I visited the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, this summer. I met with the manager of the Giamatti Research Center, Matt Rothenberg, and he showed me several unusual and wonderfully wacky artifacts in the archives. Did you know there is a razor blade in the Hall of Fame? How about a boomerang? Here are the most interesting — and strange! — artifacts I saw.
But I only saw a minuscule fraction of the objects at the Hall of Fame. I strongly suggest that you visit. Who knows? Maybe you will find something else that should be included on this list of extraordinary items!
What I Discovered at the Baseball Hall of Fame
Photographs by Riley Neubauer