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Hall of Fame induction 2019

Downtown Crowd Will Peak With 6 p.m. Parade

HALL OF FAME INDUCTION 2019

Downtown Crowd Will

Peak With 6 p.m. Parade

The crowd was building by 1 p.m. today in downtown Cooperstown, and will peak beginning about an hour – with the 6 p.m. start of the Parade of Legends, when almost 60 Hall of Famers in town, including the six new ones who will be inducted at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow, are ferried up Main Street to a private reception in the Hall of Fame’s Hall of Plaques.    Judging from past year, the crowd along the sidewalks could be 8-10 rows deep.  Merchants  – including, inset, Anthony Guyer of Clinton and Lindsay McIntyre of Utica, who had hundreds of souvenir T-shirts to sell in front of Seventh-Inning Stretch – were expected a near-record crowd would make it a banner weekend.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

Hundreds Of Lawn Chairs In Place At Ceremony Site

HALL OF FAME INDUCTION 2019

Hundreds Of Lawn Chairs

In Place At Ceremony Site

With some predicting tomorrow’s 1:30 p.m. Induction of Yankee phenom Mariano Rivera and five MLB colleagues will break attendance records – the heat wave encompassing the Northeast may dampen that – many more fans than usual are thinking ahead and getting out to the field next to the Clark Sports Center to reserve a good spot to view their Heroes of the Game.  By noon today, there were already hundreds of lawn chairs in place, many, above, with “Reserved” signs.  An innovation this year, at left:  Things that looks like flower pots with broom handles in them.  The idea is to keep an open passage through the crowd after last year’s fans completely filled the space between the Induction seating and Susquehanna Avenue.  At this hour, attention is focused on Doubleday Field, where Jayson Stark is accepting the Taylor Spink Award for sportswriting and Al Helfer is posthumously  receiving the Ford Frick Award for broadcasting.  Watch for our photographer Ian Austin’s photos this evening.   (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

Ripken, Alomar Elected To Hall Of Fame Board

HALL OF FAME INDUCTION 2019

Ripken, Alomar Elected

To Hall Of Fame Board

COOPERSTOWN – Hall of Famers Roberto Alomar and Cal Ripken Jr. today were elected to the Board of Directors for the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Hall Chairman Jane Forbes Clark announced this afternoon.

The total number of directors for the nonprofit educational institution is now 17, with Bill Gladstone and Tom Seaver being appointed as Honorary Board Members.

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