Below is a partial list of artifacts The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located in Cooperstown, NY, will be showcasing at T-Mobile All-Star FanFest at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, Friday, July 12th - Tuesday 16th.
New York Yankees jersey worn by slugger Babe Ruth, c. 1930
Bat used by Yankees slugger Lou Gehrig to hit a two-run home run off Dizzy Dean in the 1937 All-Star Game at Washington's Griffith Stadium
Derek Jeter used this bat en route to a 3-for-3 performance in the 2000 All-Star Game at Atlanta's Turner Field. Jeter's bases-loaded single in the fourth inning gave the American League a lead they never relinquished and earned the Yankees shortstop the game's MVP Award.
Mets manager Gil Hodges wore this home jersey during the 1969 World Series, as he piloted the "Miracle Mets" to their first World Championship.
Mets fireballer Dwight Gooden wore this cap on September 7, 1984, when he broke the National League rookie strikeout record with his 228th K of the season. By the end of his remarkable debut year, "Doc" had whiffed 276 batters, a modern major league rookie record that still stands today.
Nearly a week after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Mets reliever, team captain and Brooklyn native John Franco took the field in this FDNY cap, honoring the emergency crews in charge of the recovery in New York City.
With this bat, California Angels center fielder Fred Lynn became the first and only player to hit a grand slam in All-Star Game history, as he homered with the bases loaded in the 1983 Midsummer Classic at Chicago's Comiskey Park.
Wielding this Louisville Slugger bat, Montreal Expos catcher Gary Carter stroked a second-inning solo home run that broke a 1-1 tie and put the National League ahead for good at the 1984 Midsummer Classic in San Francisco. Carter's heroics earned him his second All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award, having previously taken home the honors in 1981.
Bo Jackson, who wore this cap during his All-Star Game MVP performance at the 1989 Midsummer Classic, remains the first and only athlete to be named an all-star in two major American sports (baseball and football).
Giants jersey worn by outfielder Willie Mays in 1957, the final year the club called New York home
Cap worn by Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Duke Snider during the 1959 World Series, the first World Championship won by a West Coast club
Wade Boggs, winner of five batting titles and two Gold Glove awards, used this glove throughout his career at third base.
Mets third baseman Ray Knight wore this batting helmet when he blasted a solo home run in Game Seven of the 1986 Fall Classic to break a 3-3 tie with the Red Sox. The Mets never relinquished the lead and Knight was named World Series MVP.
Glove worn by Tommie Agee to make two run-saving catches in Game Three of the 1969 World Series
On April 22, 1970, Mets pitcher Tom Seaver wore these shoes and wore out Padres batters, striking out 19 and posting a big-league record 10 straight Ks to end the game.
On May 5, 2004, Mets slugger Mike Piazza hit a solo homer with this bat for his 352nd home run as a catcher, breaking Carlton Fisk's major league record.
Photo credits: Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame