Baseball Hall of Fame


In Memoriam: Susanne P. Swihura-Adsit

COOPERSTOWN—Susanne Swihura-Adsit passed away at home, surrounded by family, on September 18, 2023.
Born in 1962 in Montclair, New Jersey, Susanne Swihura moved to Christian Hill when she was a child, after her father purchased a farm. When her father then returned to work as a pharmacist, the family moved into the Village of Cooperstown. 
Susanne graduated from Hartwick College with a business degree and was employed at the Baseball Hall of Fame.  She married David Adsit after graduation and had four…

Happenin’ Otsego: 07-23-23

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JULY 23 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony INDUCTION CEREMONY—1:30-5 p.m. Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2023. Held rain or shine with unlimited lawn seating. Blanket or lawn chair recommended. Refreshments sold on-site. Visitors should bring a cap and sunscreen. (607) 547-7200 or visit…


Guest Editorial: When the First Five Were Chosen

The abstract concept had been around for a couple years by the winter of 1936, so the public was not surprised when the official announcement came. But when the world learned on February 2, 1936, that Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Babe Ruth, and Honus Wagner had been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, a new classification arose for future players, managers, umpires, and executives. And a new national dialogue—one that burns brightly today—was born.…



HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MAY 22 Learn about Baseball History with the Baseball Hall of Fame VOICES OF THE GAME—11:30 a.m. Longtime Boston Red Sox broadcaster Joe Castiglione will discuss his career, some of his favorite memories with the Red Sox, and recall some of the legendary players he’s interviewed. Presented online by the Baseball Hall of Fame. (607) 547-7200 or visit DINE FOR A CAUSE—Each Monday and Tuesday through June 6, eat out at Eighty Main and a percentage of…


Getting Ready for July Induction

Getting Ready for July Induction COOPERSTOWN—Scott Rolen visited the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum on Tuesday, February 28 for his orientation tour. Rolen will be inducted into the 2023 Hall of Fame class during Induction Weekend, July 21-24. He is a seven-time All-Star who won eight Gold Glove Awards for fielding at third base during a 17-season career in the major leagues. This is Rolen’s sixth year on the ballot. From left: Niki Rolen (Scott’s wife), Finn Rolen…


Visiting Hockey Team Takes in Hall of Fame

Visiting Hockey Team Takes in Hall of Fame COOPERSTOWN—The New Jersey Warriors Hockey Team poses in front of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum on Saturday, February 18. “Even though they have traveled all across the country, every one of the players, coaches and board members that came has posted that they have never felt the love as much from any community they have been to as the love that was shown to them here in Cooperstown. I…


Rolen Stands Alone in Hall of Fame Vote

Rolen Stands Alone in Hall of Fame Vote By BILL FRANCISCOOPERSTOWNScott Rolen, a hot corner maestro known for his defensive wizardry at third and considerable ability in the batter’s box, has been added to the sport’s greatest roster. The National Baseball Hall of Fame’s star-studded lineup increased by one when the results of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America Hall of Fame vote were announced a little after 6 p.m. on January 24 live on MLB Network from the iconic…


In Memoriam: A. George Eccleston, 71 August 28, 1951 – December 26, 2022

In MemoriamA. George Eccleston, 71August 28, 1951 - December 26, 2022 NEW BERLIN – A. George Eccleston, 71, of New Berlin, NY, passed away Monday December 26, 2022, in Cooperstown, NY, with his family by his side. George was born in Cortland, NY on August 28, 1951, the son of the late Clifford and Dora Watts Eccleston. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters Emily and Kathy and brother Ron.…

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