While Bob Tufts’ Ivy League education may have made him unique among his big league teammates, he fit in perfectly with the crowd assembled for this week’s 26th Annual Symposium on Baseball and American Culture held at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
The 26th Annual Symposium on Baseball and American Culture got under way on Wednesday with presentation from internationally known architect and urban planner Janet Marie Smith, the three-day event’s keynote speaker for an audience filled with lovers of the National Pastime.
Co-sponsored by the State University of New York College at Oneonta and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, the symposium and its more than 200 representatives abd 60 presentations examines the impact of baseball on American culture from inter- and multi-disciplinary perspectives.
Though Mother Nature’s fickle behavior turned a pleasant spring afternoon into a water-soaked deluge, both players and fans enjoyed the Cooperstown experience on Saturday.
Overcast and drizzly afternoon weather couldn’t dampen spirits of the many smiling children attending the 2014 Legends for Youth Skills Clinic at historic Doubleday Field on Friday afternoon.
What once was scheduled for on-field instructions for boys and girls ages 7-12 for a host of former big leaguers instead, because of the inclement conditions, became a question-and-answer session between the youngsters and the one-time major leaguers.
It marked the start of Hall of Fame Classic Weekend in Cooperstown.
For one acclaimed fan of the National Pastime, the Society for American Baseball Research’s Nineteenth Century Committee’s sixth annual Frederick Ivor-Campbell Base Ball Conference at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum this weekend proved to be a time to celebrate in a 21st century way.
Proving that baseball is an international sport, the 2014 big league season’s opening series has Los Angeles Dodgers taking on the Arizona Diamondbacks in Sydney, Australia, this weekend. Today, Justin Huber, a native of the island nation located southeast of Asia between the Pacific and Indian oceans, has an important piece of his baseball life inside the walls of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.