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Induction Weekend 2017

Hall of Fame Induction Weekend

The following businesses would like to offer their congratulations to this years inductees into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

To find out who’s signing autographs this weekend check The Freeman’s Journal Souvenir Edition.

At Induction, Lots Of Fun – And Lots Of Security, Too

At Induction, Lots Of Fun

– And Lots Of Security, Too

Oneontans and Cooperstown folks at this year’s Hall of Fame Induction may be interested in knowing what all the police security was about: Find out in this week’s Freeman’s Journal and Hometown Oneonta. Also, see how many of your friends you see on the “Otsego County at Induction” photo page. That’s not all: SUNY Oneonta’s Biological Field Station is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary, and Director Bill Harman said Otsego Lake’s degredation has been halted. Both newspapers on newsstands now.
INDUCTION IS HERE! But There’s Much More


But There’s Much More

In this week’s “Induction 2017” Special Edition, get an inside look at former MLB Commissioner Bud Selig, who will be inducted, and Rachel Robinson, widow of the legendary player who broke the MLB color line, who will receive the Buck O’Neil Award, two highlights of the weekend’s activities. But there’s much more: Court papers give an in-depth look at why a retired Otsego County undersheriff took 73 firearms home that should have been destroyed, and why he escaped without jail time. And reporter Libby Cudmore and photographer Ian Austin tour Damaschke Field, learning why Outlaws owner Gary Laing believes the grandstand must. This and much more in Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal, on newsstands this afternoon.
Helen ‘Hedy’ Warncke, 90; Worked At Greater Plains, SUNY Oneonta

IN MEMORIAM:  Helen ‘Hedy’ Warncke, 90;

Worked At Greater Plains, SUNY Oneonta

ONEONTA – Helen “Hedy” M. Warncke, 90, a retired educator, died Dec. 8, 2017, in Oneonta.

She was born in 1927 in Stroudsburg, Pa., the daughter of Carl and Esther Ainpac.

She worked in the Media Center at Greater Plains Elementary School and at the Instructional Resource Center in the Technical Services Area at SUNY Oneonta, retiring in 1994.

Joe Hughes Honored as OHS Alumni of the Year

Reunion Weekend ’17

Joe Hughes Honored

As OHS Alumnus Of ’17

Joe Hughes, ’76, Oneonta High School athletic director and Oneonta Outlaws manager, basks in the crowd’s applause as he is recognized as the OHS Alumnus of the Year  at the 2017 Wall of Fame & Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Belden Auditorium this morning. Wall of Fame inductees were Milton Collins, ’51, Dr. Charles Mitchell, ’47, Eric Spaziani, ’74, Edward Syron, ’67, and Michael Zagata, ’60. The Athletic Hall of Fame inductees were Kim Kurkowski Huffman, ’80, William Elwood IV, ’98, Stephen Downey, ’87, Thomas Duffy, and the 1999 OHS Boys Soccer Team. (Ian Austin/
611 OHS Alumni Enjoy Banquet

Reunion Weekend ’17

611 OHS Alumni

Enjoy Banquet

Mary Drago, ’73, gives a hug to friend Randy Lewis, ’82, as they look out over the 611 OHS Alumni who enjoyed dinner and reminiscing at the Asa C. Allison Building on Friday night. The event kicked off a weekend of events including today’s inductions into the OHS Wall of Distinction and the Athletic Hall of Fame at 10 a.m. at Belden Auditorium, followed by an alumni luncheon at 11:30 in the cafeteria. At 1:30 p.m., the OHS Yellowjackets will face off against Dryden in the Homecoming game followed by an Alumni Soccer game at the the OHS Baseball Field at 4. (Ian Austin/






5 Heroes Hailed Under Sunny Skies

The shutters snap as the five latest heroes to enter the Baseball Hall of Fame – it happened this afternoon at the Clark Sports Center fields in Cooperstown – smile for the camera and AN estimated 35,000 fans. It wasn’t as big as some Inductions past, but the weather was great and everyone seemed glad to be here. From left are Bud Selig, Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, John Schuerholz, Tim Raines and Jeff Bagwell.  As Hall chairman Jane Forbes Clark noted, only one percent of MLB players make it into the Pantheon of Baseball Heroes.  (Ian Austin/


Golden Green

For Today, Green Is Gold

As fans flow into Cooperstown for the 2017  Baseball Hall of Fame Induction, parking comes at a premium with prices ranging from $10 to as high as $50. Here, Amanda Frankle and Todd Ashley, Cooperstown, sit on the lawn of his parent’s house on Chestnut Street, selling lawn parking for the event. (Ian Austin/
Main Street Packed With Cheering Fans


Main Street Packed

With Cheering Fans

The Parade of Legends is becoming a high point of Induction Weekend, and lived up to its growing reputation this evening as two dozen Hall of Famers and the five men who will be inducted tomorrow rode down Main Street, Cooperstown, through throngs of cheering fans to a VIP reception at the Baseball Hall of Fame.  In top photo, Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, accompanied by wife Maribel Rivera, waves the Puerto Rican single-star flag, and flag-carrying fans wave back from the sidewalks.  In the second row are, left, Bud Selig and wife Suzanne, and right, John Schuerholz and wife Karen.  Bottom row, left, are Jeff Bagwell and wife Rachel, and right, his wife Shannon, and their twin daughters Ava and Amelia.  The five inductees will received their plaques Sunday; the ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m. in the Clark Sports Center fields.  (Jim Kevlin/


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