Yordan's bat, Dusty's toothpicks among WS artifacts sent to Hall of Fame

November 6th, 2022

The Astros and Phillies added a 118th chapter to the long and rich history of the World Series with Houston's six-game victory, which was capped off with a 4-1 win over Philadelphia at Minute Maid Park on Saturday night. As has become customary following the conclusion of each year's Fall Classic, certain artifacts from the Series are headed to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.

According to Jon Shestakofsky, vice president of communications and education for the Hall of Fame, the following items are on their way to upstate New York:

  • Astros second baseman Jose Altuve's elbow guard worn in Game 6
  • Astros left fielder Yordan Alvarez's bat from Game 6, which he used to belt the game's biggest hit, a sixth-inning three-run homer off Phillies reliever José Alvarado
  • Astros manager Dusty Baker's jersey from Game 2, and his signature wrist bands and toothpicks from Game 6, which clinched his first World Series championship as a manager in his 25th managerial season
  • World Series MVP Jeremy Peña's jersey from Game 2
  • Astros center fielder Chas McCormick's glove from Game 5, which he used to make a game-saving catch against the right-center-field wall in the bottom of the ninth
  • Astros closer Ryan Pressly's spikes from Game 6 -- Pressly closed out the clincher by getting Nick Castellanos to fly out to right fielder Kyle Tucker in foul territory
  • Astros left-hander Framber Valdez's spikes from Game 2, in which he gave up one run on four hits while walking three and striking out nine in a 5-2 win
  • Astros right-hander Justin Verlander's spikes from Game 5, in which he gave up one run on four hits while walking four and striking out six to pick up his first career World Series victory
  • A bat used by Peña during the ALCS, where he also took home MVP honors

There was one very interesting artifact from the Phillies' side, as well: Alec Bohm's bat from Game 3, which he used to hit the 1,000th home run in World Series history.

The 118th World Series is now the stuff of history, and there will be plenty of artifacts from the Astros-Phillies Fall Classic that will be preserved in Cooperstown for future generations to see.