Saturday, July 7, 2012

The display stands alone by Section 333 at Scottrade Center. A video plays from the center console, and the voice of Bob Costas drifts down the deserted upper concourse. Behind the glass are sets of trading cards, an aerial photo of Sportsman's Park and, in the right corner, a baseball weathered by time.

The memorabilia, ordered chronologically, tells a story. "Ball Used in Last Game — Sept. 27, 1953," a sign next to the baseball reads.
The St. Louis Browns exhibit is the newest addition to the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame, a collection of similar exhibits spread across the arena. On the lower concourse you can find ones dedicated to the Cardinals, the Blues and the Hawks, as well as one to the Hall's inaugural class.
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