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Baseball Hall of Fame

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Discuss ‘Designated Hebrew’ Biography & Baseball History 09-15-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

Discuss ‘Designated Hebrew’

Biography & Baseball History

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BASEBALL AUTHOR – 2 p.m. Presentation on ‘Designated Hebrew’ presented by co-authors former New York Yankee Ron Blomberg and his biographer, Dan Schlossberg. Book chronicles Blomberg’s baseball story at a time when the sport was changing and his struggles during. Free, registration required. Presented by Baseball Hall of Fame. Visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-author-series-dan-schlossberg-ron-bloomberg?date=0 for info.

ELECTIONS – 9 a.m. – Noon. Vote in your town and village elections. Fire Hall, 24 Chestnut St., Cooperstown.

COVID-19 TESTING – 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Get free rapid testing for Covid-19. Pre-registration required. Oneonta Armory, 4 Academy St., Oneonta. 607-547-4279.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Jackie Robinson Day With Baseball Hall Of Fame 08-28-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUGUST 28

Jackie Robinson Day

At Baseball Hall Of Fame

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FIELD TRIP – 2 p.m. Celebrate Jackie Robinson Day and learn about this Hall of Fame infielder & Civil Rights Pioneer. Learn about Branch Rickey, the bigotry Robinson faced, his successes on & off the field, and his career after baseball in the Civil Rights Movement. Free, registration for Zoom conference required. Hosted by The Baseball Hall of Fame. Visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-field-trip-Jackie-Robinson-Day?date=0

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Learn To Preserve Your Baseball Collections 08-25-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, AUGUST 25

Learn To Preserve

Your Baseball Collections

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ASK THE EXPERT – 2 p.m. Learn how museums preserve the items in their collections, from storage guidelines to documentation, and how you can implement these in your own collection. Q&A as time allows. Free, registration for Zoom conference required. Hosted by The Baseball Hall of Fame. Visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-ask-the-expert-collections-2?date=0

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Baseball Author Double Feature 08-18-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, AUGUST 18

Baseball Author Double Feature

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AUTHOR SERIES – 2 p.m. Double feature of former major league pitcher Luis Tiant, discussing his book, ‘Son of Havana,’ and Kat Williams, discussing her book, ‘Isabel “Lefty” Alvarez: The Improbable Life of a Cuban American Baseball Star.’ Includes Q&A session. Free, registration for Zoom conference required. Hosted by The Baseball Hall of Fame. Visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-author-series-luis-tiant-kat-williams?date=0 for info.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Drive Thru Job Fair 08-13-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUGUST 13

Drive Thru Job Fair

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JOB FAIR – 9 a.m. – Noon. Job seekers meet up to 25 local employers without leaving the car. Just follow the signs, keep your mask on, and get flyers/applications for employers in many different sectors that are currently hiring. Parking Lot, Oneonta Outlaws, Damaschke Field, Neahwa Park, Oneonta. 607-432-4500 or visit members.otsegocc.com/events/details/drive-thru-job-fair-in-damaschke-field-parking-lot-neahwa-park-oneonta-388

Jeter’s Helmet Among ’20 Inductee Highlights

Jeter’s Helmet Among

’20 Inductee Highlights

COOPERSTOWN – The Yankees helmet Derek Jeter wore when he recorded his 3,000th career hit on July 9, 2011, is among featured items on the “2020 Inductees Exhibit,” now open at the Baseball Hall of Fame.

On display through 2021, the third-floor exhibit features one display for each 2020 inductee, whose actual Induction was delayed by the coronavirus threat until next year.

Lt. Governor Tells Cooperstown: ‘Market To 19 Million New Yorkers’

HOCHUL AT TOURISM ROUNDTABLE

‘Market To Staycations,’

Lieutenant Governor Says

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, left, hosted A “Staycation Tourism” roundtable at the Baseball Hall of Fame this afternoon, listening to how local tourism drivers – from Brewery Ommegang, The Farmers’ and Fenimore Art Museums, Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce and the Glimmerglass Festival – are surviving and struggling during the pandemic. “Let’s market to the 19 million New Yorkers who may have had Cooperstown on their bucket list, but never made the trip,” she told the gathered group.  With Hochul is Tim Mead, Hall of Fame president.   This morning, Hochul hosted a similar roundtable in Saratoga, another tourism magnet, and has held other ones in the Finger Lakes and Thousand Islands.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Dr. Fauci’s ‘First Pitch’ Mask Donated To Hall of Fame

Fauci’s ‘First Pitch’ Mask

Donated To Baseball Hall

Dr. Anthony Fauci’s Washington Nationals mask was donated to the Baseball Hall of Fame. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum)

COOPERSTOWN –  Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is now part of baseball history

The Washington Nationals-themed mask that Fauci wore to throw out the ceremonial first pitch of the 2020 Major League Baseball season, ahead of the game the Nationals and the Yankees on Thursday, July 23, has been donated to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Voices Of The Game To Honor Hall of Fame Inductee Derek Jeter 07-26-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JULY 26

Voices Of The Game To Honor

Hall of Fame Inductee Derek Jeter

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BASEBALL – Noon. Virtual Voices of the Game to honor Hall of Fame 2020 inductee Derek Jeter. Learn more about how the Yankees 5 world series titles with Jeter as the shortstop in every season. Jeter will be joined by fellow Hall of Famers Mariano Rivera, Joe Torre reflecting on their teams and the moments that shaped a dynasty. Visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-legends-of-the-game-Ted-Simmons?date=0 for details.

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