Home › AllOTSEGO › 2014 induction weekend parade of legends 2014 induction weekend parade of legends 07/25/2015 AllOTSEGO A sea of people filled Main Street for Hall of Fame Weekend’s Parade of Legends, an hour-long cavalcade that began at 6 p.m. and headed from the fire hall down Main Street to 25 Main where baseball’s heroes were hosted at a cocktail reception. The crowd, perhaps a record, was eight deep on each side of the street approaching the Hall. A smiling Hall of Fame chairman Jane Forbes Clark leads off the parade in the back of a Smith Ford pickup with Hall President Jeff Idelson. Hank Aaron and wife Barbara always draw among the biggest cheers. The Cameron sisters of Albany, Madelyn and Vivian, may seem a little bewildered by the hubbub, but they’ve attended the Hall’s Parade of Legends before. Mom Jennifer and dad Ryan have been here every year but one since moving to the Capital District five years ago. As Rickey Henderson rode by fans parade-side remarked on his 2009 warm, funny, thoughtful Induction speech, one of the recent best. Fans from Marietta, Ga. — from left, Wendy Bunch, Tom Heyer, and Brian and Cassandra Buckalew – chant the Atlanta Braves’ signature Tomahawk Chop as retired Brave and Hall of Fame Greg Maddux approaches. Those orange shirts? They’re Houston Astro fans, and they were out in force this evening to cheer inductee Craig Biggio, who rode with his wife Patty. Photo enthusiast Randy Johnson, 2015 inductee from the Arizona Diamondbacks, records the cheering crowds. Fans wave the Dominican flag and cheer wildly as Red Sox hero Pedro Martinez passes by during the Legends parade. John Smoltz of the Atlanta Braves, one of this year’s four inductees, and wife Kathryn acknowledge fans at Main and Chesnut. Maddy Wakellin of Boston joins the chants, “Pedro, Pedro,” with her fellow Baystaters. “We were raised with him,” one of them said. Despite baseball’s greatest players passing within a few feet, Sharon Whitehead of Milton, Mass., only had eyes for boyfriend Thom Howland, also of Milton. She had driven in from a family vacation in Michigan to meet him here. Thom’s a lucky guy in other ways: Through the Massachusetts Lottery, he won Red Sox season tickets for life. Then he won a contest for Sox season ticket holders for an all-expenses paid trip to this year’s Hall of Fame Induction.