48,000 Expected For Hall of Fame Induction Weekend


48,000 Due In Cooperstown

For Hall of Fame Weekend

Tom Brokaw
Tom Brokaw
Jeff Foxworthy
Jeff Foxworthy

By LIBBY CUDMORE • for allotsego.com

COOPERSTOWN – Comedian Jeff Foxworthy and former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw are among the 48,000 people expected to visit Cooperstown for the Hall of Fame’s Induction Weekend.

Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz are scheduled to be inducted into the Hall of Plaques at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in ceremonies outside the Clark Sports Center.

“We’re excited!” said Craig Muder, the Hall’s director of communications.  “This is what we live for!”

Biggio brings in a big turnout from his fellow Astros, including players Jeff Bagwell, Enos Cabell, Casey Candaele, Adam Everett, Charley Kerfeld and Bill Spiers, as well as owner Jim Crane, former managers Larry Dierker, Phil Garner and Art Howe, Reid Ryan, president of business operations, president of baseball operations Jeff Luhnow and former coach Matt Galante.

Toronto Blue Jays president Paul Beeston and Tigers president Dave Dombrowski will also be in town, as well as Tommy Harper; Red Sox principal owner John W. Henry; Dodgers president Stan Kasten; and Braves president John Schuerholz.