DJ3K artifacts arrive in Cooperstown
The batting helmet and batting gloves that Derek Jeter donated from his 3,000th hit game on July 9 have arrived safe and sound at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y, according to a press release. If you’re planning on being in the area, they’ll be hosting an artifact spotlight every day this week at noon.
Jeter said he’s keeping the bat and the ball (thanks, Christian Lopez!) for his own collection, but wouldn’t say where he’s going to be keeping them. That big mansion in the Tampa area seems to be a good first guess, though, right next to the 250-pound metallic statue.
In addition to the batting helmet and batting gloves, other artifacts from Jeter’s career that are part of the Hall’s archive include:
- A Yankees jersey from 1996, his American League Rookie of the Year season and the year of his first World Series title
- A bat from the 1997 American League Division Series
- Spikes and bat from the 1998 World Series
- Bat used during the 2000 All-Star Game, where Jeter was named Most Valuable Player
- Batting helmet from the 2000 World Series, where Jeter was named Most Valuable Player
- Team USA jersey from the 2006 World Baseball Classic
- Spikes worn when he broke Lou Gehrig’s record for career hits at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 16, 2008
- Bat used during the Yankees’ final homestand of 2008, their last season at Yankee Stadium
- Batting gloves worn Sept. 11, 2009, when he recorded his 2,722nd hit at Yankee Stadium, surpassing Lou Gehrig’s record
- Bat used during Game 6 of the 2009 World Series