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McGriff, Rolen Inducted as Class of 2023 at Hall of Fame

Fred McGriff and Scott Rolen spent the weekend in Cooperstown with permanent grins on their faces, thrilled at the prospect of joining baseball’s greatest team and scarcely believing they were now among the greatest legends of the game. Years from now, electees will feel the same about McGriff and Rolen, whose humility is surpassed only by their success on the field…


2023 Induction Weekend Events

Friday, July 21
BASEBALL—8-11 a.m. “Play Ball” with Ozzie Smith and other Hall of Famers to kick off Hall of Fame weekend. Fundraiser for the educational programs of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Doubleday Field, Cooperstown.

SIGNINGS—11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Former Major League Baseball player Jack Clark, aka “The Ripper,” will be available for autographs and photos daily during Hall of Fame Weekend. Willis Monie Books, 139 Main Street, Cooperstown. (607) 547-8363 or visit…


52 HoF Legends Coming to Town This Weekend

The eyes of the baseball world will be focused on Cooperstown this weekend, with the legends of the game in town to see history unfold during Hall of Fame Weekend. Fifty previously-inducted Hall of Fame members are expected to return, July 21-24, to celebrate the induction of the Hall of Fame Class of 2023. As of July 10, 52 total Hall of Famers, including 2023 inductees Fred McGriff and Scott Rolen, are scheduled to be a part of Hall of…


Death Notice: Robert Faller

Robert Faller, former director of sales and marketing at The Otesaga Resort Hotel, Cooperstown, and The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center, Albany, passed away on July 12, 2023. Faller, a native of Port Jervis, had been under hospice care. The obituary and funeral arrangements have not yet been released.…


Governor On Hand for Doubleday Ribbon-Cutting

Governor Kathy Hochul visited Cooperstown on Monday, July 17 to officially unveil the new renovations at historic Doubleday Field. Hochul, Cooperstown Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh, State Senator Peter Oberacker, Assemblyman Chris Tague and Baseball Hall of Fame President Josh Rawitch spoke on the history of Doubleday, the restoration project and the continuing importance of baseball.…


Relive Inductees’ HoF Weekend Journey at Legends Roundtable

Less than 24 hours after receiving the greatest honor of their careers, Fred McGriff and Scott Rolen will share stories of a lifetime spent in baseball for fans in Cooperstown. McGriff and Rolen, the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2023, will spend the morning of their final day of their weekend in Cooperstown at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Legends of the Game Roundtable, swapping stories of their baseball careers as well as recapping Induction Weekend.…


Washed Out Section of Route 80 Reported

Full details are not yet known, but motorists traveling in and out of Cooperstown will want to avoid Route 80 (West Lake Road) where, approximately four miles north of the village, the road seems to be collapsing, presumably due to the recent heavy rains. At last report, both the Cooperstown Fire Department and New York State Department of Transportation had responded to the crisis. Thank you to Carina Franck for the photos and to Patrick Franck for alerting the public.…


Sparkling Lion

Sparkling Lion COOPERSTOWN—Cooperstown resident Chip Northrup enjoyed one of the best seats in the house for last week’s July 4th fireworks over Glimmerglass State Park.…


MLB Draft an Annual Showcase for Future Hall of Famers

COOPERSTOWN—Since 1965, 47 Hall of Famers have been chosen in the Major League Baseball Draft, which is currently underway. History says at least one future Hall of Famer will be selected this year. The identity of that player won’t be known for decades, but a journey to Cooperstown likely began on Sunday.…

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