Preserving History. Honoring Excellence. Connecting Generations.

MARY BELLEW SHOWS ME THE COLLECTION AND THEN SELECTS ONE OF THE BAMBINO'S BATS USED TO HIT HIS 715 HOME RUNS.

ELWOOD IS POSITIVE THAT BABE RUTH HAD TO BE A BIG MAN TO SWING THIS SPLINTER. HE COULD HARDLY LIFT IT; LET ALONE SWING IT.

MICHAEL SHOWS ME THE FIRST FIVE INDUCTEES INTO THE HALL.

THERE THEY WERE IN BRONZE AND ELWOOD READ EACH ONE'S NAME WITH REVERENCE. TY COBB, BABE RUTH, WALTER JOHNSON, CHRISTY MATHEWSON AND HONUS WAGNER.

THE BASEBALL WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA ELECTED THESE GENTLEMEN IN 1936. LESS THAN ONE PERCENT OF ALL PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL PLAYERS WILL MAKE IT HERE AND ELWOOD GOT TO SEE THE FIRST FIVE.

I GET TO LIVE A PIECE OF 2002 HISTORY.

ELWOOD WAS ALLOWED TO WEAR TROY GLAUS' JERSEY AND FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ'S HAT USED DURING THE WORLD SERIES. THE RALLY MONKEY AROUND HIS NECK WAS, ACCORDING TO LEGEND, RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ANGELS ABILITY TO WIN THE GAMES THEY WON. WHAT LITTLE GIRL OR BOY WOULD NOT LOVE TO HAVE THAT CHANCE?

I MAKE MY LAST STOP.

ELWOOD WAS GETTING READY TO HEAD HOME BUT ASKED ONE MORE FAVOR. ELWOOD WANTED TO SEE A FEW FAMILIAR PLACES SO SCOT ALLOWED HIM TO VIEW THE WHITE SOX AND CUB'S EXHIBITS. AT THE CUB'S HE TOOK A MOMENT TO PONDER THE WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE HE HAD AT THE HALL. ELWOOD WANTS EVERY LITTLE GIRL AND BOY FROM THE AGES OF THREE TO ONE HUNDRED AND THREE TO KNOW THAT IF YOU ARE EVER IN COOPERSTOWN, NEW YORK, TAKE A TRIP THROUGH HISTORY. YOU WILL NEVER FORGET IT. I KNOW ELWOOD WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER IT.

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