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Baseball Hall

Chamber Inducts 6 More Of Its Best Into Hall Of Fame

OMMEGANG’S NEW CAFE HOSTS

Chamber Inducts

6 More Of Its Best

Into Hall Of Fame

Stacey Grady Is Elected President;

New Executive Director Introduced

Pathfinder Village‘s contingent last evening accepts the plaque marking the community’s entry into the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame with elation, but also reflection on the accomplishment of its founder, Marian G. Mullet, 91, who passed away on March 17. Pathfinder President/CEO Paul C. Landers holds the plaque, surrounded by his Senior Leadership Team.  From left are William F. Streck, MD, chair of the Pathfinder Village Board of Directors;Kathleen Gozigian, chair of the Pathfinder Village Foundation Board of Trustees; Sally Trosset (behind Gozigian) development  associate & executive assistant;Brittany Goodrich, Adult Day Services & Mobile Market coordinator (behind Landers); Kelly Meyers, senior director of admissions; Maura Iorio, Sr., director of education, and Tina Heyduk, senior director, support services. Pathfinder was one of six honorees at the chamber’s annual meeting at the new Ommegang Cafe, where Stacey Grady, Springbrook director of development, was elected board president.  Also at the meeting, Tara Burke was introduced as the Chamber’s new executive director.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

CLICK FOR SLIDE SHOW OF CHAMBER FESTIVITIES

American Legion Turns 100; Hall Collaborates With Vets

American Legion Turns 100;

Hall Collaborates With Vets

By LIBBY CUDMORE • The Freeman’s Journal & Hometown Oneonta

COOPERSTOWN – The American Legion, especially through American Legion Baseball, and The National Baseball Hall of have had a special relationship for over four decades.

“American Legion Baseball was founded in 1925 to further citizenship through sportsmanship,” said Jeremy Field, director of communication at American Legion’s HQ in Indianapolis. “Every year our player of the year is honored at the Hall of Fame Classic game at Doubleday Field.”

Hall Of Fame Posts Homer’s 1939 Photos

Hall Of Fame Posts

Homer’s 1939 Photos

See Babe Ruth, Other Baseball Legends

Young Homer snapped this photo of Babe Ruth in the 1939 parade.

COOPERSTOWN – In a tribute to its most enduring fan, the Hall of Fame has created a digital archive of photos Homer Osterhoudt took in 1939 of Babe Ruth and the other honorees at the first
Induction Weekend – and they are available for viewing this weekend.

“We will miss Homer and hope this will be one small way to continue to remember his legacy, especially this Induction Weekend,” said Jon Shestakofsky, the Hall’s vice president/communications.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW HOMER’S ARCHIVE

Oakland A’s Broadcaster Receives HoF Frick Award

Oakland A’s Broadcaster

Receives HoF Frick Award

hall-of-fame-logoCOOPERSTOWN – Bill King, whose quarter-of-a-century run as the voice of the Oakland Athletics cemented his status as one of the Bay Area’s iconic voices, has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually for excellence in broadcasting by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

King, who passed away in 2005, will be recognized during the Hall of Fame Awards Presentation on Saturday, July 29, as part of Hall of Fame Weekend 2017. King becomes the 41st winner of the Frick Award, as he earned the highest point total in a vote conducted by the Hall of Fame’s 17-member Frick Award Committee.

Bud Selig To Enter Cooperstown Mecca

Bud Selig To Enter

Cooperstown Mecca

Bud Selig
Bud Selig

hall-of-fame-logoCOOPERSTOWN – Bud Selig, “the folksy former commissioner of Major League Baseball who presided over an unprecedented period of expansion, innovation and turmoil in the sport,” was elected to the Hall of Fame on Sunday by the hall’s restructured veterans committee, the New York Times is reporting this morning.

So was John Schuerholz, the World Series-winning general manager with the Atlanta Braves and the Kansas City Royals.

Ichiro Gives 3,000-Career-Hit Memorabilia To Baseball Hall

Ichiro Gives 3,000-Career-Hit

Memorabilia To Baseball Hall

After achieving his 3,000th career hit at Coors Field in Denver yesterday, Ichiro Suzuki donated the jersey, spikes, batting gloves, wrist bands and elbow guard he was wearing when he his the record-making triple to the Baseball Hall of Fame, HoF President Jeff Idelson reported from the press conference at Marlin Field.  He joins The Great One, Roberto Clemente, at the 3,000 mark, Idelson said.
After achieving his 3,000th career hit at Coors Field in Denver yesterday, Ichiro Suzuki today donated the jersey, spikes, batting gloves, wrist bands and elbow guard he was wearing when he hit the record-making triple to the Baseball Hall of Fame, HoF President Jeff Idelson reported from the press conference at Marlins Park in Miami.  He joins The Great One, Roberto Clemente, at the 3,000 mark, Idelson said.
Red Sox’s Shestakofsky Succeeds Horn At HoF

Red Sox’s Shestakofsky

Succeeds Horn At HoF

Jon Shestakofsky (from his Twitter account)
Jon Shestakofsky (from his Twitter account)

COOPERSTOWN – Jon Shestakofsky, Boston Red Sox manager of media relations & baseball information, has been named vice president/communications & education at the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Beginning today, he succeeds Brad Horn, who is entering a fellowship program this summer at the University of Florida.

A 2005 graduate of Wesleyan University and a native of Belmont, Mass., Shestakofsky joined the Red Sox in 2007. Most recently, he was liaison with media, players and staff, and led all baseball information efforts. He also made significant contributions to the team’s publications.   Previously, he was with the Lowell Spinners.

Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza To Enter Hall Of Fame

INDUCTION 2016

Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza

To Enter Hall Of Fame

Ken Griffey Jr.
Ken Griffey Jr.
Mike Piazza
Mike Piazza

COOPERSTOWN – Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza today were elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, becoming members 311 and 312 of the Hall of Plaques, the Hall announced.

Griffey and Piazza will be inducted on July 24 in Cooperstown as the Class of 2016 as part of the July 22-25 Hall of Fame Weekend. The Weekend festivities will also feature the presentation of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for writers to Dan Shaughnessy and the posthumous presentation of the Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasting excellence to Graham McNamee, the Hall reported

Griffey, in his first year on the Baseball Writers’ Association of America ballot, was named on 437 of 440 ballots by voting members of the BBWAA, setting a new record with a percentage of 99.32. The previous mark of 98.84 percent was set by Tom Seaver in 1992.

Piazza, in his fourth year on the BBWAA ballot, was named on 365 ballots – or 83.0 percent of all ballots cast.

READ CINCINNATI ENQUIRER ON GRIFFEY JR.

READ LA TIMES REPORT ON MIKE PIAZZA

Ken Griffey Jr. On List Of Hall’s First Timers

Ken Griffey Jr. On List

Of Hall’s First Timers

NB_HOF_logoCOOPERSTOWN – Ken Griffey Jr., 13-time All-Star, 10-time Gold Glove Award winner and 1997 American League Most Valuable Player, is among 15 first-time candidates on the Baseball Writers Association of America 2016 ballot released a few minutes ago.

Seven-time All-Star closer and owner of 601 saves Trevor Hoffman and eight-time Gold Glove Award-winner Jim Edmonds are among the other newcomers.

Rounding out the list of first-time candidates area Garret Anderson, Brad Ausmus, Luis Castillo, David Eckstein, Troy Glaus, Mark Grudzielanek, Mike Hampton, Jason Kendall, Mike Lowell, Mike Sweeney, Billy Wagner and Randy Winn.

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