Several items from the 2020 World Series is now on display at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, commemorating the Dodgers’ first championship in 32 years.
The display, entitled “Autumn Glory,” will be open through the end of the 2021 postseason. Among the Dodgers items included:
The ball thrown by Clayton Kershaw for the opening pitch in Game 1, he first neutral-site game in Series history
A bat used by NLCS and World Series MVP Corey Seager during Game 6
The road jersey worn by Mookie Betts in Games 3, 4 and 5
The batting helmet worn by Max Muncy during the World Series
A jacket worn by Dodgers manager Dave Roberts throughout the World Series
A mask worn by Dodgers manager Dave Roberts during the season
A mask worn by Dodgers third base coach Dino Ebel during the World Series
In addition, per the Hall of Fame, “the Museum will continue its salute to the Dodgers World Championship of 2020 with special programming to be announced in the spring.”
- Joc Pederson, who agreed to a one-year, $7 million deal with the Cubs on Friday, reportedly had a bigger offer earlier in the offseason, per Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times: “The White Sox offered Pederson a one-year contract worth at least $10 million, but he asked for more money and was turned down.”
- Gavin Lux was compared to and contrasted with Rangers utility man Nick Solak, for fantasy purposes, by Tim McCullough at Baseball Prospectus.
- Jeff Kent, who received 32.4 percent on his eighth year (of 10) on the Hall of Fame ballot, told Bill Ladson of MLB.com, “There is not a whole lot I can control. I didn’t lobby for myself.”
- Craig Edwards, who spent the bulk of the last decade writing at FanGraphs, was hired by the MLB Players Association as a senior analyst in economics and collective bargaining. Edwards penned a goodbye at FanGraphs on Friday.