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Smithsonian showcasing signed Anthony Fauci Nationals mask: ‘Infectious disease superstar’

The Smithsonian National Museum of American History has a peculiar MLB artifact on display in Washington D.C. 

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases that led the way on COVID-19 protocols, has the face mask he wore while throwing out the first pitch for the Washington Nationals in the COVID-shortened 2020 season on display in the museum. 

The mask, a blue base with a Nationals “W” that features stars and stripes in it, is signed by Fauci. The Smithsonian says it was a gift from the organization and “The Lerner Family,” who owns the Nationals. 

MLB teams dealt with losing players due to contracting the virus, but the season ended up concluding with the Los Angeles Dodgers winning the World Series over the Tampa Bay Rays. 

Scott Thompson is a sports writer for Fox News Digital.


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