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BAGWELL, RAINES, ‘PUDGE’ IN HALL OF FAME THIS YEAR

BAGWELL, RAINES, ‘PUDGE’

IN HALL OF FAME THIS YEAR

Baseball Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson announces on the MLB Network that Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez will be inducted in July into the Hall of Plaques in Cooperstown.  (Screenshot from MLB Network)

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.

WATCH CONTINUING COVERAGE ON MLB NETWORK

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No Doubt About It!

No Doubt About It!

Cooperstown’s Julie Ford is fouled by West Canada Valley’s Jenna Yager as she tries to get a shot off. The Hawkeyes won the game 53-31 in CCS’ Bursey Gym  as Ford scored a team high 11 points.  (Cheryl Clough/AllOTSEGO.com)

Coop Dominates In Home Game Vs. West Canada

By EMILY MURPHY • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

COOPERSTOWN – Lady Hawkeyes’ battled out a basketball game with the West Canada Indians last night at Bursey Gymnasium. With a final score of 53-31, Coop dominated the game. After many tie-ups and plenty of baskets, the Indians went home with a loss.

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Bertram’s 41 Points Lead Hawkeyes Over Mounties

Bertram’s 41 Points Lead

Hawkeyes Over Mounties

Cooperstown guard Tyler Bertram dribbles the ball around a Little Falls opponent last night at Bursey Gym in hopes of making a basket, en route to a 78-66 victory over the Mounties. (Emily Murphy/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Frosty Footwork At Frostbite 5K

Frosty Footwork

At Frostbite 5K

Abigail Losie, Adia Thompkins, Kirt Mykyntyn and the rest of the runners take off up Market Street New Year’s Eve afternoon during the annual Frostbite 5K. The race, the final of the O’Town Triple Crown, featured 348 runners braving the freezing temperatures. First place winner Jack Hillenbrand, Oneonta, came in with a time of 15:57, followed by Nicholas Arnecke, 16:19, and Michael Roda, 16:23. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Hawkeye Boys, Girls Win At Dick White Tournament
HOLIDAY TRADITION STRONG

Hawkeye Boys, Girls Win

At Dick White Tournament

Tyler Bertram goes up to score, backed up by teammates Christian Alexander and Owen Kennedy Jr. (Emily Murphy/AllOTSEGO.com)

By EMILY MURPHY • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Julietta Ford goes up for a basket with Piper Seamon as backup.

COOPERSTOWN – Cooperstown Hawkeye boys’ and girls’ teams emerged victorious last evening as the Dick White Tournament, an annual Christmas vacation highlight reached its conclusion.

The boys beat the Cobleskill Richmondville Bulldogs 74-62 in the tournament finals; the Lady Hawkeyes beat the Sidney Lady Warriors 62-32.    The Hawkeyes’ high scorers were Megan Perrino with 16, and Jack Lambert with 23.

The boys started the night weak but as the game progressed, they definitely made up for it. The boys had done well so far in the annual Dick White Holiday Tournament and finished well also.

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Claire Smith Named 1st Female Spink Award Winner

Claire Smith Named First

Female Spink Award Winner

Claire Smith
Claire Smith

COOPERSTOWN – Claire Smith, the first female to cover a Major League Baseball beat extensively and as an influential voice among African-American writers, was elected the 2017 winner of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, it was announced today.

She will be honored with the award presented annually to a sportswriter “for meritorious contributions to baseball writing” during the Hall of Fame’s Induction Weekend July 28-31.

Smith received 272 votes from the 449 ballots, including three blanks, cast by BBWAA members with 10 or more consecutive years’ service in becoming the 68th – and first female – winner of the award since its inception in 1962.

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Bud Selig To Enter Cooperstown Mecca

Bud Selig To Enter

Cooperstown Mecca

Bud Selig
Bud Selig

hall-of-fame-logoCOOPERSTOWN – Bud Selig, “the folksy former commissioner of Major League Baseball who presided over an unprecedented period of expansion, innovation and turmoil in the sport,” was elected to the Hall of Fame on Sunday by the hall’s restructured veterans committee, the New York Times is reporting this morning.

So was John Schuerholz, the World Series-winning general manager with the Atlanta Braves and the Kansas City Royals.

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Sweaters REALLY UGLY At This Year’s Holiday Race

Sweaters REALLY UGLY

At This Year’s Holiday Run

Brian Wrubleski and a team from Mel's won a top prize in today's third annual “Rockin Around Cooperstown Ugly Sweater Run and Walk”Ugly Sweater 2K and 4K race this afternoon from Pioneer Park through the village to Lakefront Park, sponsored by the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce and the Clark Sports Center. Front row, from left, are Natalie Wrubleski, Santa (Steven Zabroski), Jamie Brinkman and Alex Coffey. Back row, from left, are Emma Ryanmiller, Natha n Tweedie, Brian Wrubleski, Hannah Bergene and Shirley Tyler. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Brian Wrubleski and a team from his Mel’s at 22 Restaurant won a top prize in this afternoon”s third annual Rockin’ Around Cooperstown Ugly Sweater Run & Walk from Pioneer Park through the village to Lakefront Park, sponsored by the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce and the Clark Sports Center. Front row, from left, are Natalie Wrubleski, Santa (Steven Zabroski), Jamie Brinkman and Alex Coffey. Back row, from left, are Emma Ryanmiller, Nathan Tweedie, Brian Wrubleski, Hannah Bergene and Shirley Tyler. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Hartwick Honors Dick Miller With New Locker Rooms

Hartwick Names Facility

In Memory Of Dick Miller

Hartwick College has named their newly renovated locker room in honor of the late Dick Miller. A dedication was held outside Binder Gymnasium this evening where friends and family gathered for the ceremony. Here, Hartwick President Margaret Drugovich shakes the have of Rick Eastman, who made the renovations, and was close friend of Miller. "Dick Miller was the reason that we became involved in Hartwick. He lived and breathed it." recounted Eastman in his speech. Tours were givenof the new locker rooms which included a mural, wooden lockers, new shower rooms and more. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Hartwick College this evening named the newly renovated locker room in the Binder Athletic Center in honor of the late Oneonta mayor and college president Dick Miller. A dedication was held at the Binder this evening where friends and family gathered for the ceremony. Here, Hartwick President Margaret Drugovich shakes the hand of Rick Eastman, whose Eastman Associates did the renovations, and who was close friend of Miller.  “Dick Miller was the reason that we became involved in Hartwick. He lived and breathed it.” recounted Eastman in his speech.  Tours were given of the new locker rooms which included a mural, wooden lockers, new shower rooms and more. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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