The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum took several mementos from members of the Texas Rangers to commemorate their World Series win.
How do the Rangers feel about their gear ending up in Cooperstown?
Rookie outfielder Evan Carter said he is honored to have his glove in the museum.
“It exceeds all my expectations,” said Carter, who made a quick rise through the Rangers’ minor league system and was recalled to the majors late in the season. “I mean this is the goal but you never know what’s going to happen especially before you even get moved up in the first place.”
It was super cool, I’ve been [to Cooperstown] before and getting to to see all the little lockers and stuff that...they put up there on display,” said Carter. “You’re a part of history at that point, First [World Series title] here. That’s definitely something I wanna go up there and see in person.”
Second baseman Marcus Semien’s jersey is headed to the museum. Semien hit a two-run home run in the ninth inning that sealed the Game 5 5-0 win and the championship.
“That was cool, they asked me if I would donate something,” said Semien, “The night I wore that jersey I was able to hit a home run in the World Series and win the World Series, to have that in Cooperstown is special.”
Pitcher Josh Sborz recorded the final out of the World Series and thought it was cool for his glove to end up in Cooperstown.
He struck out the final batter of the Series.
Rangers manager Bruce Bochy, who won his fourth World Series title, joked that the Hall of Fame always wants his caps.
“That’s always special, I know they take a lot of items from a lot of different players. I don’t know why they always take my hat, that seems to be the target with me I guess cause of the size of my head,” Bochy said.
“When I go back that’s what I’ll be looking at, the Rangers display in the 2023 World Series, I’ll get emotional.”