Chicago Cubs catcher Kyle Schwarber’s bat from the Major League Baseball Futures Games July 12 in Cincinnati is on display at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Schwarber, a 2011 Middletown High School graduate, won MVP honors of the Futures Game at Great American Ball Park. The Futures Game is an exhibition featuring top minor-league ballplayers from around baseball.
Craig Muder, Director of Communications at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, told Cincinnati.com the bat will be on display at the “Today’s Game” exhibit for the remainder of 2015. The bat will be moved before the start of the 2016 season and the curators will decide on the location this winter.
The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum usually receives an artifact from the Futures Game MVP and it goes on display for the rest of that year.
Baseball Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson tweeted a photo of he and Schwarber holding the bat in the dugout shortly after the Futures Game.
Schwarber is hitting .342 with 26 hits, five home runs and 15 RBI in 76 at-bats with the Cubs this entering tonight’s game against the visiting Giants.
— Jeff Idelson (@HallofFamePrez) July 13, 2015