Chris Davis' cleats heading to Sports Legends Museum, hat to Cooperstown

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Before the Orioles left for their first road trip of the season, first baseman Chris Davis and some Orioles teammates visited the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards to learn more about Baltimore’s rich baseball history.

Now, the cleats Davis wore for Sunday’s 17-inning win over Boston – when Davis became the first AL position player to earn a win as a pitcher since Rocky Colavito in 1968 – will be donated to the museum.

“It’s pretty cool,” Davis said. “I’ve thought about that. Anytime you’re with an organization with a lot of history, you want to do something to be a part of that, whether it’s win a World Series, win a pennant or set some kind of record. I thought it was cool and definitely an honor to have something of mine in that museum.”

A game-used ball and both lineup cards from the game will also be displayed as part of the museum’s “Nine Innings of Baseball” exhibit, which will also include batting order cards and lineup cards from Orioles manager Buck Showalter’s 1000th managerial win last Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.

Also, the game hat Davis wore during the 17-inning win at Fenway Park will be sent to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

Davis admitted the hat isn't in great condition -- and doesn't smell great -- after he received a celebratory beer dousing from his teammates following the game.

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