BAGWELL, RAINES, ‘PUDGE’
IN HALL OF FAME THIS YEAR
COOPERSTOWN – Baseball Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson announced a few moments ago on the MLB Network that three retired Major Leaguers will be inducted into the Hall of Plaques this July in Cooperstown:
- Jeff Bagwell, produced more than 100 RBIs in eight of 15 seasons with Astros. Finished career with 449 homeruns, more than any other Astros player.
- Tim Raines, scored 808 runs in a 20-year career, fifth highest in MLB history, and was one of the most productive lead-off hitters in the game.
- Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez is considered one of the best defensive catchers of all time.
Focus Names ‘Ambassador’
Devoted To Resident Care
INDEX – To “assure the highest quality care,” Focus Rehab & Nursing Center today announced it has created and filled the new position of “Resident Ambassador.”
“The role of the Ambassador is to ensure the highest levels of customer satisfaction,” said Jeff Emhof, Focus administrator. “The Ambassador collaborates with all departments and staff so that every resident’s question or concern is immediately addressed.
‘I Have A Dream’ Rendering
Highpoint Of MLK Gathering
At right, Reginald Brunson, Hobart, delivers an impassioned rendering of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech at this afternoon’s MLK Day commemoration organized by the NAACP, Oneonta Chapter, at the First Presbyterian “Red Door” Church at Main Street and Walling Avenue. Above, D.J. Wood sings Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together,” accompanied by Gennero Falco on piano and Sadiq Abdushahid on drums. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Faso Invites Bobby Walker
To Attend Trump Inaugural
Editor’s Note: If you’re attending the Trump inauguration, alert Jim Kevlin at 547-6103, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
By EMILY MURPHY • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
COOPERSTOWN – Bobby Walker, the Cooperstown Central School senior who chairs the Otsego County Young Republicans, has received a ticket from U.S. Rep. John Faso, R-19, to attend Donald J. Trump’s inauguration Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C.
Walker had served as a volunteer in Faso’s just-completed Congressional campaign, where he defeated Democrat Zephyr Teachout Nov. 8 to succeed retiring Congressman Chris Gibson.
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Traffic Steady 90 Minutes
At Crankshaw’s Reception
Lucy Hayes, 10, right, takes advantage of this evening’s welcome reception to get know the man who will be overseeing her education for the foreseeable future, Dr. William Crankshaw, new Cooperstown Central School superintendent. The reception line to meet Crankshaw, who joined CCS Tuesday, Jan. 3, was continuous for the full 90 minutes of this evening’s event. With Lucy are dad Tim, a SUNY Oneonta administrator who is also a member of the CCS Board of Education, sister Madison, 12 (but she’s turning 13 tomorrow), and mom Lindsay. (In the background is Sydney Scalici.) At right, Crankshaw, who resigned as Remsen Rotary Club president, had a chance to chat this evening with Marge Landers, Cooperstown Rotary President. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)