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THRONG CHEERS HALL OF FAMERS

THRONG CHEERS

HALL OF FAMERS

“Mi Tierra! Mi Tierra!” – Raymon Garcia leads the cheers for a group of friends from the Dominican Republican, here to cheer Vladimir Guerrero and other members of the Class of 2018 in the Parade of Legends, which ended a few minutes ago in downtown Cooperstown.   It was too much excitement for Nolan Peet, a baseball fan for 6 months, who attended the parade with dad Steve and mom Marybeth.  The Lewes, Del., family has a family home in the Cooperstown area; this is the Philly fans’ 17th consecutive Hall of Fame Weekend.  The next big event is Induction at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Clark Sports Center.  (Jim Kevlin, George Thabault/AllOTSEGO.com photos)

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Hall Opens Pop-Up Shop In Former General Store
INDUCTION WEEKEND 2018

Hall Opens Pop-Up Shop

In Former General Store

The Hall of Fame gift shop has opened a pop-up store this weekend next door to 25 Main St. in the former Cooperstown General Store, which closed in the spring.  Available are caps, shirts and other memorabilia related to this weekend’s Class of 2018 inductees. Here, supervisor Kristy Hoos of Sloansville rings up customers. Inset, twins Emma and Ella of Greenwood, S.C., peruse the offerings. The girls are Braves fans. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Main Street Crowds Starting To Gather

INDUCTION WEEKEND 2018

Main Street Crowds

Starting To Gather

As of noon today, some fans were thinking ahead to 6 p.m. Saturday and  Induction Weekend’s Parade of Legends:  They had already set up their chairs across from the Hall of Fame entrance on the post office’s sidewalk to get the best view of the game’s best players entering a VIP reception at 25 Main St.   From left are Stephen Burnett, Brooklyn, Angels fan;  Claudia and Glenn Kay, Hauppauge, L.I., Mets fans; Dave Fylipek, Town of Queensbury, Yankee fan; and John Hower, Berwick Pa., Orioles fan.  In the second row are Sharon Manning, Severna Park, Md. Orioles, and Bill Pulver, Schenectady.  Some of the fans plan to sit there through the night, reserving their front row seats.  Inset is Denny McLain, the beloved Detroit Tiger from the 1960s; also signing this afternoon were Goose Gossage, Juan Marichal, Rollie Fingers and other standouts.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Governor Confirms Newspapers’ Report: $3M For Doubleday

INDUCTION WEEKEND 2018

Governor Confirms

Newspapers’ Report:

$3M For Doubleday

Mayor Tillapaugh announce the first $1 million for Doubleday Field – from Senator Seward – in May. Yesterday, the governor dropped the second shoe. (AllOTSEGO.com photo)

COOPERSTOWN – As expected, the Village of Cooperstown has been awarded a state grant of up to $3 million to support rehabilitation efforts and upgrades that will modernize and preserve the historic Doubleday Field.

The news was first reported in The Freeman’s Journal and Hometown Oneonta on May 17-18.  The governor made the official announcement yesterday.

Here is the rest of Governor Cuomo’s press release:

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Hall Of Fame Posts Homer’s 1939 Photos

Hall Of Fame Posts

Homer’s 1939 Photos

See Babe Ruth, Other Baseball Legends

Young Homer snapped this photo of Babe Ruth in the 1939 parade.

COOPERSTOWN – In a tribute to its most enduring fan, the Hall of Fame has created a digital archive of photos Homer Osterhoudt took in 1939 of Babe Ruth and the other honorees at the first
Induction Weekend – and they are available for viewing this weekend.

“We will miss Homer and hope this will be one small way to continue to remember his legacy, especially this Induction Weekend,” said Jon Shestakofsky, the Hall’s vice president/communications.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW HOMER’S ARCHIVE

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INDUCTION 2018 SOUVENIR EDITION ON NEWSSTANDS!!

INDUCTION 2018

SOUVENIR EDITION

ON NEWSSTANDS!!

Hall of Fame Weekend 2018 is here, so be sure to pick up the Souvenir Edition of The Freeman’s Journal, Cooperstown’s newspaper since 1808; and Hometown Oneonta, on newsstands this afternoon. And follow the developing story, from MLB stars signing autographs on Main Street, to the Parade of Legends Saturday evening and, Sunday, the Main Event: Induction in the Clark Sports Center field.
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2 Millers Win Top Honors At Oneonta Country Club

2 Millers Win Top Honors

At Oneonta Country Club

Tim Miller won the Men’s Club Championship Scratch Division at the Oneonta Country Club today, and Dick Miller, right, took top honors in the Men’s Club Champion Net Division, according to Derek Walbridge, assistant pro.  Click on links below for complete results.

 

MEN’S CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SCRATCH
MEN’S CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP NET
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17 Millionth Fan Enters Into Hall

17 Millionth Fan

Enters Into Hall

Sergio Arias of Lompoc, Calif., smiles with surprise a few minutes ago as Hall of Fame Chairman Jane Forbes Clark advises him he is the 17 millionth fan to pass through the turnstile at 25 Main St. At right, Arias, wife Amber, and children Gabi, 11, Noah, 9, and Aubrey, 6 pose with Miss Clark for the official portrait. She then presented the honoree with a lifetime Hall of Fame membership and other gifts. Arias – he is a Yankee fan; his son a Dodger fan – is visiting Cooperstown for the first time.  The Hall has been open since 1939; lately, a million fans visit Baseball’s Mecca every three years.   (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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CCS Principal Lucy Resigns After 2 Years

CCS Principal Lucy

Resigns After 2 Years

Search For Successor To Begin In Fall

Donna Lucy

COOPERSTOWN – Donna Lucy, who recently engaged to marry, has resigned as Cooperstown High School principal in a reorganization announced today by the school district.

“As many of you know I became engaged earlier this year. As a result my family and I will be relocating in July 2018,” Lucy said. “I am super excited for my next chapter and I leave knowing that there are other authentic champions for children in the world.”

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