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SMALLER CROWD, BUT GOOD CHEER

INDUCTION WEEKEND 2017

SMALLER CROWD,

BUT GOOD CHEER

5 Heroes Hailed Under Sunny Skies

The shutters snap as the five latest heroes to enter the Baseball Hall of Fame – it happened this afternoon at the Clark Sports Center fields in Cooperstown – smile for the camera and AN estimated 35,000 fans. It wasn’t as big as some Inductions past, but the weather was great and everyone seemed glad to be here. From left are Bud Selig, Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, John Schuerholz, Tim Raines and Jeff Bagwell.  As Hall chairman Jane Forbes Clark noted, only one percent of MLB players make it into the Pantheon of Baseball Heroes.  (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Main Street Packed With Cheering Fans

INDUCTION WEEKEND 2017

Main Street Packed

With Cheering Fans

The Parade of Legends is becoming a high point of Induction Weekend, and lived up to its growing reputation this evening as two dozen Hall of Famers and the five men who will be inducted tomorrow rode down Main Street, Cooperstown, through throngs of cheering fans to a VIP reception at the Baseball Hall of Fame.  In top photo, Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, accompanied by wife Maribel Rivera, waves the Puerto Rican single-star flag, and flag-carrying fans wave back from the sidewalks.  In the second row are, left, Bud Selig and wife Suzanne, and right, John Schuerholz and wife Karen.  Bottom row, left, are Jeff Bagwell and wife Rachel, and right, his wife Shannon, and their twin daughters Ava and Amelia.  The five inductees will received their plaques Sunday; the ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m. in the Clark Sports Center fields.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

 

INDUCTION IS HERE! But There’s Much More

INDUCTION IS HERE!

But There’s Much More

In this week’s “Induction 2017” Special Edition, get an inside look at former MLB Commissioner Bud Selig, who will be inducted, and Rachel Robinson, widow of the legendary player who broke the MLB color line, who will receive the Buck O’Neil Award, two highlights of the weekend’s activities. But there’s much more: Court papers give an in-depth look at why a retired Otsego County undersheriff took 73 firearms home that should have been destroyed, and why he escaped without jail time. And reporter Libby Cudmore and photographer Ian Austin tour Damaschke Field, learning why Outlaws owner Gary Laing believes the grandstand must. This and much more in Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal, on newsstands this afternoon.
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BUD SELIG AWED AS HALL BECKONS

Commissioner At 22 Main Today

BUD SELIG AWED 

AS HALL BECKONS

A few minutes ago, Bud Selig, the former MLB commissioner, signs the base where his plaque will be mounted the evening of Sunday, July 30, after he joins players Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Pudge Rodriguez, and fellow executive John Schuerholz in the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2017 Induction that afternoon at the Clark Sports Center fields. As commissioner, Selig had been on the Induction rostrum for 17 years (1998-2015), but confessed he was awed during today’s orientation at the thought of joining baseball’s immortals in the Hall of Plaques. Making a point of stopping at Hank Aaron’s plaque, he recalled that weekend in 1981 when inductees were to be announced. Aaron kept calling Selig’s office: “‘Have you heard?’ ‘Have you heard?’ So when we heard, he was the first one we called,” said the former commissioner recalled. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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.

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