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Updated: 02/22/2014 02:31:56PM

Museum highlights baseball history

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The St. Petersburg Museum of History opened a baseball exhibit that features, in part, the history of the Tampa Bay Rays.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

The Schrader’s Little Cooperstown exhibit displays the largest collection of autographed baseballs in the world.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

This inaugural ball from 1998 Rays team is one of more than 4,600 autographed balls on display at the St. Petersburg Museum of History.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

These four Tampa Bay Rays team balls are just some of the autographs on display.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

The new baseball exhibit at the St. Petersburg Museum of History includes an exhibit about the All-American Girls Professional League.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

There is an entire display of autographed baseballs for those in the Hall of Fame.

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The ball that was never used. This 1994 World Series ball is one of many in a display about the history of baseball at the St. Petersburg Museum of History.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

The St. Petersburg Museum of History is now the home of an incredible baseball exhibit, in addition to others about local and state history.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

Many baseball fans would love to possess one Babe Ruth autographed baseball, but the St. Petersburg Museum of History has several along with others signed by Ruth family members.

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Pitchers and catchers have already reported. The Tampa Bay Rays position players should be reporting at Charlotte Sports Park today.

It’s spring training time. Hopes are high. Even Cubs fans can picture their team playing in the World Series.

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