9 must-see Blue Jays artifacts on display at Hall

February 8th, 2022

In their 40 years of existence, the Blue Jays have won two World Series titles -- back-to-back in 1992-93 -- and have been a tough opponent in the American League East.

From the dominance of Roger Clemens to Joe Carter’s walk-off home run to win the 1993 World Series, one can imagine how long it took for the curators to pick the best artifacts.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's collection of more than 40,000 three-dimensional pieces contains artifacts that tell the story of the game’s legendary players, moments and triumphs.

Whether you’ve visited before or you’ve always wanted to check it out, there's always a great reason to plan a visit to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum -- the spiritual home of America’s Pastime in beautiful Cooperstown, N.Y.

1) Carter's magical bat
Fun facts:
Trailing the Phillies by one run in Game 6 of the 1993 World Series, Carter swung this bat for a dramatic ninth-inning, three-run home run, simultaneously ending the game and giving Toronto its second straight World Series championship title.

2) Robbie’s jersey
Fun facts:
Roberto Alomar wore this Blue Jays jersey in 1995, the last of a stellar five-year stint with Toronto. During that span, Alomar appeared in five All-Star Games, won five American League Gold Glove Awards, posted a .307 batting average and stole 206 bases. Alomar also helped the Blue Jays win their pair of World Series titles.

3) The Rocket’s cap
Fun facts:
On July 5, 1998, Roger Clemens wore this cap when he posted his 3,000th career strikeout, whiffing Tampa Bay rookie Randy Winn in the third inning at Toronto’s SkyDome.

4) In honor of Doc
Fun facts:
On July 21, 2019, the Hall unveiled this plaque honoring Hall of Fame inductee Roy Halladay, who played 12 of his 16 seasons (1998-2009) with Toronto. During his time with the Blue Jays, “Doc” paced all AL pitchers with 1,495 strikeouts, 148 wins and 15 shutouts.

5) Canadian born
Fun facts:
Toronto catcher Russell Martin wore this special Blue Jays jersey on Canada Day in 2017. A native of Ontario, Martin played four seasons with the Blue Jays (2015-2018) and caught more Major League games than any other Canadian-born player.

6) The Crime Dog
Fun facts:
The Blue Jays set a single-game record by blasting 10 home runs against the Orioles on Sept. 14, 1987. Toronto rookie Fred McGriff clouted the final homer of the barrage with this bat.

7) Molly’s shoes
Fun facts:
Blue Jays star Paul Molitor wore these shoes during the 1993 World Series. He punished Phillies pitching by going 12-for-24 (.500) with 10 runs scored and earning the World Series MVP Award.

8) Outside the U.S.
Fun facts:
On Oct. 20, 1992, Toronto hosted the Braves for Game 3 of the World Series. Atlanta’s Otis Nixon hit this baseball to center field on the first pitch of this historic game, the first World Series contest to take place outside the United States.

9) The ring
Fun facts:
This 1992 Blue Jays World Series championship ring commemorates the first title won by a club based outside the U.S. The ring included 16 diamonds, one for each year of the club’s history, surrounding the head of a blue jay, the eye of the bird set with a solitaire diamond.