Baseball memorabilia on display at airport
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COLONIE, N.Y. -- Some baseball memorabilia makes a pit stop at Albany International Airport before heading to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. This comes on the heels of Tuesday's All Star Game.
Two bats from the game were on display at the airport. One is from retiring all-star third basemen Chipper Jones of the Atlanta Braves. Likely a Hall of Famer himself one day, Jones is also sending his hat to Cooperstown to commemorate his eighth and final all-star appearance.
The other bat is from Pablo Sandoval, who became the first person in the all-star game's 83 years to hit a bases-clearing triple.
A Hall-of-Fame representative said this is the players' contribution the history of the game.
Hall of Fame Senior Director Brad Horn said, "It is their responsibility to give back to the game so that fans can experience their great moments. Through these bats, balls, hats, jerseys, that is how the baseball memory stays alive."
The items will be on display by next weekend in time for the 2012 induction ceremonies in Cooperstown.