Hating the New York Yankees is as American as apple pie, unwed mothers and cheating on your income tax. ~Mike Royko, 1981
The museum itself is every fan's "Field of Dreams" and has more than 35,000 three-dimensional artifacts representing the game! Bats, balls, uniforms, equipment, awards, tickets and thousands of pieces of memorabilia tell the story of the game, the players and the fans. With more than 130,000 baseball cards and 2.6 million Library items, there was plenty to gawk at! And Brett Garrett had to read it all...word for word. Do you have any idea just how long that takes??
Thankfully, there was plenty of Cardinal memorabilia! Brett paid his respects to Ozzie's Golden Glove, Dizzy Dean's uniform, Stan Musial's locker and of course, Albert's jersey. And as luck would have it, we visited during "Yankee's Week," meaning that we got to relish in the Yankee's World Series trophy on display. FYI: It was not as pretty as the Cardinal's '06 trophy we saw in Memphis in 2007.
The actual Hall of Fame was almost sobering. Many of the greatest athletes to play the sport are immortalized there and to think of those who have stood in that hall just gives you chills!
Brett with the First Class.
All of the World Series Rings!
Brett with the Phillie Phanatic.
Home Run balls Hank Aaron hit, breaking Babe Ruth's Record.
Wonder if we could donate 10,000 baseball cards?
Baseball thrown in No-Hitters.
The All American Girls Professional Baseball League uniforms.