Jay Baker is an exceptionally philanthropic resident of Naples. There is currently an exhibition at Baker Museum (named after generous gifts from Jay and his wife Patti) of New York Yankee memorabilia collected by Jay Baker. It was fun to see, although a bit painful for this Boston Red Sox fan.
Rooms of memorabilia were organized around five Yankees: Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and Derek Jeter.
The Babe Ruth room featured a video of the Babe's farewell ceremony and a photo of him wearing a batting championship crown.
The highlights of Lou Gehrig's room were a photo and video of his memorable goodbye speech ("Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth").
Jeter's memorabilia were organized around a wall-sized photo taken at his retirement ceremony.
I had to laugh at your Red Sox fan remark.
A fabulous display, Jack!
What am amazing collection. Good it is on display were people can see and appreciate it. At least you aren't a Cubs fan where the most common comment is, "Wait until next year."
Some old names in this post, sadly Baseball really isn't as big as rugby is here.
Those are well done displays. Thanks for sharing them with us.
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