Royals Hall of Fame marks one-year anniversary with new exhibits

HallOfFame_oneyear.jpgThe Royals are pleased to announce the addition of several new exhibits to the Royals Hall of Fame in celebration of the facility’s first anniversary on July 17.

“Cooperstown Corner” will feature artifacts on loan from the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.  To coincide with the club’s 25th anniversary of the Royals 1985 World Championship, this first exclusive traveling showcase includes unique World Series items from 100-plus years of baseball’s premier event, including the baseball used to start the very first Fall Classic in 1903.

The “Kansas City Connection” salutes all the National Baseball Hall of Fame Members with a direct tie to Kansas City.  The list will grow to 46 later this month when former Royals manager Whitey Herzog is inducted and includes some of the most legendary names in the game.  Nearly one of every six Hall of Famers has a direct connection to one of Kansas City’s professional baseball teams. 

Also on display is an exhibit exploring the evolution of the bat, the glove and the baseball itself.  This hands-on exhibit chronicles the history of equipment essential to the game.

The Royals Hall of Fame gallery also features a special “Fathers and Sons” story highlighting the three family duos that have played for the Royals – the McRaes, the Wathans, and the Bannisters.  The Royals welcome submissions of special photos of fathers and their children for a collage that serves as an introduction to the exhibit.  For submission information and any other information on the Royals Hall of Fame, visit Royals.com.

The new exhibits further enhance the pre-existing fan-favorites, including the Dugout Theater which showcases the 2010 CINE Golden Eagle Award-winning film documenting the history of baseball in Kansas City.

Located in Kauffman Stadium’s Outfield Experience, the Royals Hall of Fame features interactive displays and exhibits that chronicle Kansas City’s baseball history from 1884 to the present. The facility is open seven days a week for tours and is free to all fans during every Royals game. 

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