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A fan takes pictures of the San Francisco Giants celebrating after Game 5 of the World Series against the Texas Rangers on Monday.
Edgar Rentiera needs a new bat. Aubrey Huff needs a new shoe. Arlington Stadium needs more dirt around the pitcher’s mound.
After the San Francisco Giants’ title-clinching win Monday, the Baseball Hall of Fame says it has acquired nearly a dozen artifacts that will be on display by Thanksgiving in their “Autumn Glory” exhibit, which documents baseball’s postseason.
The stuff the Hall got:
== The bat used by World Series Most Valuable Player Edgar Renteria to hit his game-winning home run in Game 5.
== The road jersey worn by Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum in Game 5.
== The batting helmet won by Cody Ross, who scored five runs in the World Series.
== The cap worn by the Giants Madison Bumgarner in Game 4 when the rookie pitched eight shutout innings.
== The cap worn by the Giants’ Matt Cain after his win in Game 2.
== The left shoe worn by the Giants’ Aubrey Huff, who drove in eight runs in the 2010 postseason.
== The bat used by the Rangers’ Mitch Moreland to hit his Game 3 home run, the first World Series round-tripper in Rangers’ history.
== The ceremonial first pitch ball from Game 4, delivered by former President George W. Bush and former President George H.W. Bush, signed by both.
== Dirt taken from around the pitching mound following Game 3 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington to mark the first World Series game in North Texas history.
Maybe they’ll include this week’s cover of Sports Illustrated, which turned it around from Monday night’s game into the lead item in the magazine that comes out Wednesday: