INDUCTION 2017 SLIDE SHOW
COOPERSTOWN – Sheldon Ocker, who covered the Cleveland Indians for 33 seasons, was elected the 2018 winner of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award “for meritorious contributions to baseball writing” in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, it was announced today.
He will receive the award during the National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend July 27-30, 2018, in Cooperstown.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 26
HOF CLASSIC – Noon. Get hyped for the game with the Home Run Contest then enjoy the 9th Hall of Fame Classic Game. First pitch scheduled for 1:05 p.m. Doubleday Field, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/events/classic-18?date=0
LIVE AUCTION – 3 p.m. Find beautifully painted tables, chairs, and paddles for auction. General Clinton Park, 2507 Hinkley Ln., Bainbridge. Call 914-262-3216 or visit www.jerichoarts.com
COOPERSTOWN – Bob Costas, a star of NBC Sports since the early 1960s and a presence at Hall of Fame Inductions for decades, has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Hall’s Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in broadcasting.
Costas will be recognized during the Hall of Fame Awards Presentation on Saturday, July 28, as part of Hall of Fame Weekend 2018. Costas becomes the 42nd winner of the Frick Award, as he earned the highest point total in a vote conducted by the Hall of Fame’s 15-member Frick Award Committee.
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.
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/AllOTSEGO.com)