Lincoln Museum To Showcase Cubs-Cardinals Rivalry

MUSEUM CUBS CARDINALS RIVALRY
In this Sept. 30, 1938 file photo, Rip Collins, Chicago first baseman and former Cardinal, joined his old teammates in a burlesque of John Pepper Martin's mudcat band in St. Louis, from left, Stan Bordagaray, Bill McGee, Collins, and Pepper himself are dancing out a on their bats, while Bob Weiland (standing, rear) finds his glove sufficient. File Photo / Associated Press
MUSEUM CUBS CARDINALS RIVALRY
In this Sept. 30, 1938 file photo, Rip Collins, Chicago first baseman and former Cardinal, joined his old teammates in a burlesque of John Pepper Martin's mudcat band in St. Louis, from left, Stan Bordagaray, Bill McGee, Collins, and Pepper himself are dancing out a on their bats, while Bob Weiland (standing, rear) finds his glove sufficient. File Photo / Associated Press

Lincoln Museum To Showcase Cubs-Cardinals Rivalry

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield plans to unveil an exhibit chronicling the history of the rivalry between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Museum officials say “Cubs vs. Cardinals: The Rivalry” was developed with the help of both teams and the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The exhibit is to open March 24.

Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson said in a statement the intent of the exhibit is to “animate the stories associated with one of baseball’s most celebrated rivalries.”

Items planned for the exhibit includes the second-base bag stolen by the Cardinals’ Lou Brock to break the modern record for steals in a season, and the cap worn by Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood when he struck out 20 batters.