August 2, 2021

DCTRS

Damascus Center for Theoretical and Civil Rights Studies

Now in the Hall of Fame: 2020 World Series champion Dodgers

Barry Bonds and Curt Schilling missed out on the Hall of Fame this week, but the World Series champion Dodgers did not.

Dodgers artifacts highlight the just-opened Autumn Glory exhibit at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, the Hall announced Friday. The exhibit, which showcases the 2020 postseason, will be on display through the conclusion of the 2021 postseason.

Clayton Kershaw, who should be inducted into the Hall on his first ballot, is represented there now with a first ball — that is, the ball he used to make the first pitch of the first neutral-site World Series. The Dodgers beat the Tampa Bay Rays in a Series played entirely in Arlington, Texas.

The exhibit also includes a bat used by World Series most valuable player Corey Seager, a jersey worn by Mookie Betts, a batting helmet worn by Max Muncy, and a jacket worn by manager Dave Roberts.

And, since the World Series was played at a neutral site as a result of scheduling changes prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the exhibit includes a game-worn face mask used by Dodgers coach Dino Ebel.

The Hall also said it would host special programs to salute the Dodgers’ championship, with an announcement expected in the spring.