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Induction Weekend 2019

Helfer, Stark and Idelson Honored At HOF Awards

HALL OF FAME INDUCTION 2019

Jeff Idelson Honored, With

Spink, Frick Prize Winners

Outgoing Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson, left; Jayson Stark, recipient of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award, and Idelson’s successor, Tim Mead, wave from the stage at the conclusion of the ninth annual Hall Of Fame Awards presentation at Doubleday Field this afternoon.  Between Stark and Mead is Mariano Rivera, the Yankee star pitcher, one of six players being inducted tomorrow. Idelson, who is seen embracing Jane Forbes Clark, at right, was honored for his 25 years of service at the Baseball Hall of Fame, the past 11 as president. Stark, who was inducted alongside Al Helfer, who posthumously received the Ford C. Frick Award, was all smiles as he addressed the crowd. “I always wanted to be a baseball writer. How many people get to be what they dreamed of being? To be elected by you is as cool as it gets. All I ever wanted since I was a kid was to be one of you.” (Ian Austin/ AllOTSEGO.com)

Again, Downtown Deserted On Induction Friday Evening

HALL OF FAME INDUCTION 2019

Again, Downtown Deserted

On Induction Friday Evening

You might expect Friday evening of Induction Weekend would be a bonanza for downtown Cooperstown businesses, but – again – it wasn’t the case last evening. Fenced-off streets and warning about parking again turned Main Street into a ghost street, with tables for the asking at most restaurants. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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