Glove of Troy native Johnny Evers coming home

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 23, 2014 at 8:20 am •  Published: June 23, 2014
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TROY, N.Y. (AP) — Artifacts from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum are making a road trip to a minor league game in the Albany area.

Fans attending Monday night's New York-Penn League game in Troy between the Tri-City ValleyCats and Vermont Lake Monsters will get to see Derek Jeter's batting gloves from Sept. 11, 2009, when he broke the Yankees' career hits record, and David Ortiz's batting gloves from July 4, 2012, when he hit his 400th career home run.

Another of the artifacts on display will be a 1928 model mitt from Troy native Johnny Evers, who was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1946 after a stellar 18-year big league career. Evers was the second baseman for the Chicago Cubs' famous Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance double-play combination of the early 20th century.