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October 31, 2012

Hall collects San Francisco treats

The Daily Star

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Pablo Sandoval carried a big stick during the 2012 World Series, and one of them is already here.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown has acquired the bat World Series MVP Sandoval of the San Francisco Giants used to hit two of his three home runs in Game 1, along with several other artifacts from the Fall Classic.

The Giants, who swept the Detroit Tigers in the Series for their second World Series championship in three seasons, also donated the following items to the museum.

— The jersey worn by Ryan Vogelsong in Game 3, when he threw 5 2/3 shutout innings en route to the victory. Vogelsong, who went 3-0 with a 1.09 ERA during the postseason, also wore this jersey during other playoff appearances.

• The warm-up jacket worn by manager Bruce Bochy throughout the World Series.

• The fielder’s glove used by Gregor Blanco throughout the regular season and postseason.

• The bat Hunter Pence used to hit his sacrifice fly in Game 2. Pence used the bat throughout the Series.

• The spikes worn by Marco Scutaro throughout the postseason.

• The cap worn by Brandon Crawford during the postseason.

• And the spikes worn by Matt Cain during the Series.

These artifacts will become part of the Hall’s Autumn Glory exhibit, which will open in November and remain on display through the 2013 World Series. The exhibit also will feature elements such as press pins, tickets and photos, among other items.

Admission to the Autumn Glory exhibit is included with a ticket to the Hall.

Other World Series-related artifacts at the Hall include Don Larsen’s cap and Yogi Berra’s mitt from Larsen’s 1956 perfect game; Bill Mazeroski’s (1960) and Joe Carter’s (1993) bats from their Series-ending home runs; and World Series rings from the last century of competition.

Hall-oween at 3 today

The Hall will host trick-or-treating for children in costume and their adult escorts from 3-4:30 p.m. today.

Admission is free for the event, which highlights the Hall’s Halloween Celebration. Guests will be led on a trick-or-treat trip through the museum.

The Hall of Fame candy lineup, inspired by Hall of Famer Candy Cummings, includes Oh Henry! Bars (in honor of Hank Aaron); Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (Pee Wee Reese); Baby Ruth (George Herman “Babe” Ruth); BB Bats (Ted Williams); M&Ms (Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle); Wrigley’s Gum (Philip Wrigley); Mounds (Nolan Ryan); Junior Mints (Ken Griffey Jr.); Fireballs (Bob Feller); Whoppers (Jimmie Foxx); Life Savers (Dennis Eckersley); and Three Musketeers (Tinkers, Evers, Chance), among others.