Jorge Soler won World Series MVP for the 2021 Atlanta Braves with three home runs in six games. Eddie Rosario won the NLCS MVP with a ridiculous .560/.607/1.040 slash line. Freddie Freeman was a consistent force throughout the postseason, with five home runs, 11 RBI and a 1.045 OPS.
But perhaps no one — or, rather, nothing — stole the show more than the shiny pearls hanging around Joc Pederson's neck.
There's no real reason for why Pederson decided to rock the necklace — we've heard all sorts of explanations, including that it's because he's a "bad b----" and, even more simple, because "shooters shoot" — but its legacy will forever be a part of Braves history. It's appropriate, then, that they were sent over to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, arriving on Wednesday.
Every year, the Hall has a team-specific exhibit for the World Series winners — when I was there as an intern a few years back, it was the Astros who were on display for their 2017 title (little did we know!) — and I'm sure the pearls will be displayed prominently for visitors from all over the world to appreciate.
Several other artifacts from the 2021 World Series run will be enshrined in Cooperstown, including what has already been revealed by the museum on social media:
The Hall also lists the following artifacts from the postseason, including non-Astros equipment:
— Spikes worn by Max Fried and Will Smith
— Glove used by Eddie Rosario
— Caps worn by Ian Anderson and Dansby Swanson
— Cap worn by Dusty Baker
— Helmet worn by Yordan Alvarez
— Game 1 stolen base by Ozzie Albies