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Red Sox donate items to the Hall of Fame

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  October 31, 2013 09:04 PM

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Photo courtesy of the Hall of Fame

Officials from the Hall of Fame collected equipment from the Red Sox after Game 6 that will be displayed in Cooperstown starting in early December.

The items include a bat at used by World Series MVP David Ortiz in Game 5
, spikes worn throughout the World Series by closer Koji Uehara
, the jacket worn in Game 6 by Farrell
, the catcher’s mask worn by David Ross
, Stephen Drew’s glove and batting gloves used by Xander Bogaerts.

Earlier in the Series, Jonny Gomes donated the bat he used to hit the decisive home run in Game 4.

Hall of Famer Jim Rice was with Ortiz when he donated his bat to Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson and vice president of communication and education Brad Horn.

Also:

• Ortiz will be on the "Late Show With David Letterman" on Monday night.

• Mike Napoli celebrated his 32nd birthday on Thursday.

• According to Fox, 86 percent of televisions on in Boston were turned to the game when the final out was made on Wednesday. The game had a 55.3 local rating the highest rating for any MLB game in any market since Boston got a 55.3 for Game 4 of the 2007 World Series.

MLB reported a 20 percent increase in rating for the entire postseason from 2012.

• Congrats to Ryan Lavarnway and Jamie Neistat, who will be getting married in Colorado in a few weeks. Jamie's blog Cooking in Red Socks is a good read if you enjoy baseball and the culinary arts.

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