It’s A Whole New Ballgame At Baseball’s Hall Of Fame
A new exhibit at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is earning high praise for its modern view of the game’s past 45 years. The exhibit, titled “Whole New Ballgame,” opened to the public last month and is being billed as the “most interactive and video-based exhibit in the Museum’s 76-year history.”
Presenting some of the sport’s most important changes, including new surgeries and equipment designs that have helped extend players’ careers, the exhibit includes more than 300 items to go along with its multimedia elements. One of those items is an Axe Bat by Victus Sports that was used by Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox during the 2015 season.
The Axe Bat’s unique handle design, which includes an angled knob and an oval-shaped lower portion, follows the natural contours of the wrist and palm to increase comfort and reduce the risk of hand and nerve injuries commonly associated with the baseball swing. Nearly a dozen Major League players swung the Axe Bat in 2015.
The placard, accompanying the bat, reads:
“In 2015, Boston’s Dustin Pedroia returned from wrist surgery thanks in part to this bat. Many players find such axe-handled bats more comfortable to swing than those with traditional knobs.”
Be sure to check it out on your next visit to Cooperstown.by