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HAIL TO THE CHIEF! Tim Mead New HoF President

Tim Mead New HoF President

HAIL TO

THE CHIEF!

Tim Mead poses with fans from Hartford, Conn., after they asked him to snap a photo of them at the scoreboard in front of 25 Main St., which he gladly did. From left are Luis Garcia, his wife Carmen and daughter Glendaly. In front is granddaughter Macci, 8. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Tim Mead pauses in front of Baseball’s Mecca, which he now oversees.

COOPERSTOWN – Tim Mead is anything if not approachable.

Walking by that display board of standings in front of the Hall of Fame the other day, Glendaly Garcia of Hartford, Conn., called out to the new president of Baseball’s Mecca:  “Can you take our photo?”

Unhesitatingly, he did, then posed with the family, now thrilled at meeting the man who holds one of the highest-profile jobs in the National Pastime.

That kind of personal touch is important, the Garcias can tell you:  A decade ago, dad Luis was diagnosed with cancer, and the family brought him to Cooperstown to fulfill a lifelong dream.   He recovered, and a month ago was diagnosed with brain cancer.

Meeting Tim Mead made their visit that much more special.

CCS Hawkeyes Celebrated In Special Edition

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CCS Hawkeyes

Celebrated In

Special Edition

Enjoy highlights of the season in photos, reportage and commentary in this week’s Freeman’s Journal, on newsstands now.  While they last, Souvenir Editions of the CCS Hawkeye Boys’ Basketball championship season available at Price Chopper, Church & Scott, The Stagecoach, Stewart’s, Mirabito and other fine outlets.
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