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.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – With the summer season in full swing, Cooperstown has been abuzz for several weeks.
But with the arrival of some of baseball's timeless legends Friday on the eve of the Hall of Fame Classic, star-gazing was in full force at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
For those interested in looking for a way to examine America's National Pastime from a number of different and varied angles this week, a visit to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum to attend the 23rd annual Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture would be in order.
Co-sponsored by the State University of New York College at Oneonta and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, the Symposium examines the impact of baseball on American culture from inter- and multi-disciplinary perspectives.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – At his athletic peak, Andre Dawson excelled at all phases of the game of baseball.
Twenty-one seasons of big league ball took their toll on his knees, but at the age of 56 Dawson still looks like he could compete in any sport.
Golfers beware: The Hawk is learning your game.
The 2011 Induction Weekend will feature the debut of a new Saturday afternoon event that will honor the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum annual award winners in a free event at historic Doubleday Field. The Hall of Fame Awards Presentation will salute the 2011 winner of the Ford C. Frick Award for baseball broadcasting excellence, Dave Van Horne, the 2011 J.G.