Speaking to the Cliff Kachline chapter of the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR) at the Hall of Fame today, Doug Gladstone, author of “A Bitter Cup of Coffee: How MLB & The Players Association Threw 874 Retirees a Curve,” detailed how hundred of retirees failed to gain Players Association pensions. Players who retired before 1980 earn only $625 per quarter for every 43 roster days in the Major League, he said. Gladstone encouraged society members, who include Cooperstown Mayor Jeff Katz, to reach out and urge the Players Association to right a wrong. “If they awarded $10,000 per year to the 645 living players, it would cost the Players Association about $6.5 million,” said Gladstone. “I’ve been called an agitator, but this country was founded on agitators. You can call me any name in the book, but no one has ever called me wrong.” (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)
Chipper Jones, Thome, Guerrero, Hoffman
Due In Cooperstown For Induction July 29
The four will be inducted into the Hall of Plaques in Cooperstown on Sunday, July 29.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JAN. 15
MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY – Visit www.thekingcenter.org/meaning-king-holiday to learn more.
CELEBRATION – 9 a.m. Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the museum. Features guided tours, opportunity to learn about Jackie Robinson & Roberto Clemente. Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/node/15910?date=0
FILM & DISCUSSION – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Showing civil rights film “Martin Luther King, I Have A Dream,” with Harry Bradshaw Matthews as facilitator. Location TBA. Call 607-431-4428 or visit www.hartwick.edu/campus-life/intercultural-affairs/
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.
SERIES ARTIFACTS DONATED
- Glove used by Astros third baseman Alex Bregman, who made multiple highlight-reel defensive plays throughout the Series
- Jersey worn by Astros pitcher Justin Verlander in Game 6
- Cap worn by Astros pitcher Charlie Morton in Game 7, when he picked up the victory with four innings of relief work to end the game
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, OCT. 31
TRICK OR TREAT – 3 p.m. Kids can trick-or-treat at Main Street, Oneonta. Visit wzozfm.com/here-come-fun-halloween-events-in-oneonta-ny/
PARADE: 5 p.m. Cooperstown Halloween Parade. Cooper Park. Visit cooperstownchamber.org/calendar-of-events/#!event/2017/10/31/annual-halloween-parade
PARADE: 7 p.m. Oneonta Halloween Parade. Line up on Elm St. 6:15 p.m. Costume contest judging at 6:45 p.m. Main Street, Oneonta. Visit wzozfm.com/here-come-fun-halloween-events-in-oneonta-ny/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, OCT. 28
LATINO HERITAGE – Noon-2 p.m. Celebrate Day of the Dead. Activities include games, sharing of stories and Mexican Cultural Traditions, coloring sugar skulls, building colorful displays to honor important people in your life. Cooperstown Village Library. Call 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
ADOPTOBERFEST!!! – Noon-4 p.m. Celebrate Halloween with a pumpkin painting contest, children’s costume contest, face painting, shelter tour, more. Susquehanna Animal Shelter, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-8111 or visit www.facebook.com/Susquehanna-Animal-Shelter-121696841223218/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, OCT. 15
DOG WALK – 9 a.m. Animal lovers are invited for a walk around Doubleday Field and Cooperstown to support the Susquehanna Animal Shelter. Features music, activities, adoptable animals. Walk around Cooperstown leaves 10 a.m. Pre-registration preferred. Doubleday Field, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-8111 or visit susquehannaanimalshelter.org/dogs-diamond-walk/
ONEONTA DEVELOPMENT – 1 p.m. GOHS presents the Albert E. Morris award to Kitchen Table Conversations for their work preserving Oneonta oral histories. Followed by discussion of past/present economic development. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org