Roy Halladay's jersey is headed to Cooperstown.
One day after Halladay pitched the second no-hitter in Major League Baseball postseason history, the National Baseball Hall of Fame announced Thursday it will receive the jersey the Philadelphia starter wore in helping the Phillies to a 4-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in their National League division series opener.
Former Cy Young Award winner Halladay threw 104 pitches in his postseason debut, striking out eight and walking one to join Don Larsen as the only pitchers to throw postseason no-hitters. Larsen pitched a perfect game for the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers in the Game 5 of the 1956 World Series. The Yankees won, 2-0, en route winning the World Series title, four games to three.
The Phillies also will donate a game-used ball to the shrine.
The jersey, which will be on display later this fall, will be Halladay's second donation to the Hall this season. The Hall already has a game-worn cap from his perfect game against the Florida Marlins on May 29.
Halladay, in the postseason for the first time in his 13-year career, is the fifth pitcher in major league history to throw two no-hitters in the same season. Cincinnati's Johnny Vander Meer (1938), the Yankees' Allie Reynolds (1951), Detroit's Virgil Trucks (1952) and the California Angels' Nolan Ryan (1973) are the others.
Shoeless Joe's jersey fake
The Hall confirmed earlier this week that the "Shoeless Joe" Jackson jersey it obtained from the Barry Halper Collection in 1998 is not authentic.
Hall spokesman Brad Horn told media outlets the logo on the jersey contained acrylic coloring and polyester fibers that weren't invented until the 1940s _ long after the infamous Black Sox scandal from the 1919 World Series permanently tainted Jackson's career.
"It's clearly not what it's purported to be," Horn told the Chicago Sun-Times on Monday. "It's our responsibility to protect the public trust in what we represent."
The Hall acquired the jersey and several other items from Halper's collection through a multi-million-dollar deal financed by MLB and brokered by Hall Chairman Jane Forbes Clark in 1998, the Cooperstown Crier reported Thursday. MLB then donated the items to the Hall, which later created the Barry Halper Gallery to display them.
The website www.haulsofshame.com, which reported the forgery in August, said the Hall has since removed the jersey from the collection. Former area resident Peter Nash, a founder of the Cooperstown Dreams Park, wrote the report after researching historical records, photographs and authentic White Sox uniforms.
The Hall also received Jackson's 'Black Betsy' bat, a glove and a pocket watch that Halper claimed to have purchased from Shoeless Joe's widow, Nash wrote.
Halper died of complications with diabetes in December of 2005, the New York Times reported that year.