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Scrappers baseball museum opens in Niles

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NILES, Ohio -

For nearly 20 years, the Scrappers have delighted baseball fans in the Mahoning Valley.

Thanks to a Trumbull County toy store owner, you have the opportunity to check out some incredible Scrappers memorabilia.

"It's become my passion, my son and I have been going to games, he's 12, he's the first one in stadium each year and he's the last one to leave and he insists on that," said Brian Orfin.

Orfin, owner of Nowhere Toys in Niles, is sharing his love of the Scrappers with everyone else. After years of collecting and acquiring memorabilia, Orfin has opened a Scrappers baseball museum.

"I really like to preserve history. I wanted the local history because if I don't, this stuff is going to be hidden away in closets, gone that time forgotten about," said Orfin.

The museum has everything from game worn jerseys to signed bats and baseballs from Indian greats including Francisco Lindor, Bradley Zimmer, C.C. Sabathia, Victor Martinez and many others.

"We have nearly 500 game used bats at this point, so many that I just can't get it all out so that's the other unique part of the museum, everything is on a constant rotation, things will be here today and gone tomorrow."

Orfin says the museum also has the only complete set of stadium giveaway bobbleheads. The museum is located inside Nowhere Toys on Robbins Ave., about five minutes from the stadium.

It is free to check out and open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

You can see more on the creator of this museum Wednesday morning on WFMJ Today. 

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