COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Mike Mantle has played some of the most famous golf courses in the world: Pebble Beach, TPC Sawgrass and Riviera Country Club, just to name a few.
But it’s his annual trip to Cooperstown’s Leatherstocking Golf Course – and the camaraderie with the members of the Baseball Hall of Fame on that course – that brings the biggest smile to Mantle’s face.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – The 75th anniversary of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in 2014 is shaping up to be an unforgettable year in Cooperstown.
On Monday, St. Louis Cardinals’ manager Tony La Russa – fresh of his team’s exhilarating win over the Rangers in the World Series – announced his retirement. The 67-year-old La Russa, who led his teams to six pennants and three World Series titles in 33 years as a big league manager, will become eligible for the Hall of Fame next spring provided he remains retired.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – A Hall of Fame baseball career produces its share of awards, as Rod Carew can attest.
But at the end of the day, the seven American League batting titles, the 1967 AL Rookie of the Year Award and the 1977 AL MVP Award remain window dressing for Carew.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- After two days of activity, Major League Baseball wrapped up its August Owners Meetings, held at Cooperstown's Otesaga Hotel, around noon on Thursday. While no major news came out of the gathering, a major announcement by the Hall of Fame left Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig with a thrill of a lifetime.
In a press conference held in one of the Otesaga's meeting rooms, Selig began by sharing the day's activities to the assembled media.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Bernie Williams has excelled on baseball’s biggest stages, whether in the World Series, an All-Star Game, or an emotional Yankees-Red Sox matchup. Today, the longtime center fielder can be found on a musical stage, holding a guitar instead of a bat, and proving to be just as successful.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – The early morning hours were reserved for golf, while the evening brought with it a parade down Main Street of what has been called America's most perfect village. In between, fans of the National Pastime had plenty of options.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- While Ozzie Smith didn't replicate one of his famous Opening Day back flips, he did informally launch the 2011 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Chatting on one side of the big room was Goose, Ryno was making the rounds, and god was just admiring the view. Yes, the arrival of a number of familiar faces signaled the beginning of the 2011 National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend.
Thanks to some early arrivals, the lobby of The Otesaga Hotel was abuzz with activity as such Hall of Fame members as Rich "Goose" Gossage, Ryne Sandberg, Doug Harvey and Lou Brock were able to beat the heat outside and catch up with old friends.