Baseball Hall of Fame, September 11, 1998.

These pictures were taken with my Sony Mavica FD-7 digital camera at The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY, on September 11, 1998. Yankee haters should be aware that the photo selection and commentary are heavily biased toward Yankee history... There's an incredible amount of additional stuff which I just didn't take pictures of.

All images are 24-bit JPEGs and should be viewed on a 24-bit display. Quality is likely to be very poor when viewed on an 8-bit display.

Arrival at the Hall.

If you wondered how much it costs to get's worth it.

Just 60 hours after he was wearing, swinging, and hitting the stuff, here's the Mark McGwire stuff from home run #62. The display includes the ball and bat, each autographed, the jersey, cap, spikes, pants, socks, and Jack Buck's scorecard.

#62 on Jack Buck's scorecard.

The Ball.

The Bat.

The Jersey.

The cap and the Beanie Baby from David Wells' perfect game in May.

Wells perfect game stuff again.

Cap from Dwight Gooden's 1996 no-hitter.

Very (1916) early Yankee cap.

The Ty Cobb exhibit.

The 1912 Red Sox.

The 1921 exhibit.

1920's era trophy.

The 1927 Yankees.

Babe Ruth's bat and the ball from #60.

#60 stuff again.

Babe Ruth's locker.

The bat and ball from Hank Aaron's 715th.

Hank Aaron stuff.

Joe DiMaggio's 1936 jersey and cap.

Lou Gehrig shoe.

The trophy presented to "The luckiest man on the face of the earth."

Mickey Mantle things.

A 1950's display case.

The DiMaggio/Mantle locker.

Rick in front of the 1948 Indians case. The more recent Indians World Championship.

Rick again in front of the 1948 Indians stuff.

1950 Phillies things.

1978 Yankee things.

1978 Yankee ball.

The 1980 Phillies display, for you Phillies fans out there.

The Pine Tar Bat.

Lunch. Not bad, but we'll try something else next time.

Plaques in the Hall of Fame itself. I should rotate this.

The Babe.


Bill Dickey.

Joe D.

Manager of many great Yankee teams, Joe McCarthy.

Manager of many great Yankee teams, Casey Stengel.

Red Ruffing.

Yogi Berra and Lefty Gomez.

Whitey Ford.

Mickey Mantle.

Reggie Jackson.

The Scooter, Phil Rizzutto.

The pre-renovation Yankee Stadium display.

Now I'm not sure. Something World Series related though.

The 1996 World Series trophy.

The glove and ball from the famous Willie Mays catch.

Remember the last time the Red Sox won the World Series??

Don Larsen's World Series perfect game.

John Wetteland's jersey and other good stuff from the 1996 Yankees.

Joe Carter's 1993 World Series walk-off home run bat.

A Don Mattingly Gold Glove award.

Pitching leaders.

Batting leaders.

A Cy Young award. I think this one belongs to Tom Seaver.

The Andy Hawkins no hitter - which he lost 4-0.. I remember all too well.

Jim Abbott's no hitter.

The Gooden no hitter and Wells perfect game.

Roy Hobbs' uniform.

Some banners.

Some pictures from 1997.

Sammy Sosa batting on WGN, being shown live in the museum.

The Hall.

1998 Inductees.

Another look at the McGwire stuff.

The big "March on Maris" board. Sosa's 59th, hit about an hour earlier, wasn't up yet.

Matt McGwire's bat boy jersey, plus two Sosa bats and the Maris #61 bat and ball.

A closer look at the Roger Maris HR #61 bat and ball.

One more look at the home run stuff with the gift shop in the background.
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