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1. 2010 Hall of Fame Ornament
2. Hall of Fame Snow Globe
3. Hall of Fame Plaque Postcard Set
4. Hall of Fame Knit Hat (from New Era)
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Josh Smith spent much of his summer reading baseball books at the Haverhill (Mass.) Public Library.
But he never thought those books would take him all the way to Cooperstown and the Hall of Fame.
The public's love affair with both baseball and the movies was on full display when the Fifth Annual Baseball Film Festival took place this past weekend at the Hall of Fame.
American's love affair with both the silver screen and the national pastime has been evident for over a century. One shining example of this rich history was recently on display at the game's ancestral home.
With many of the key filmmakers on hand, a movie that portrayed Yankees' sluggers Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle's epic pursuit of Babe Ruth's single-season home run record nearly five decades ago, 61*, was honored at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum late Friday morning.
Three new teammates – Hawk, the White Rat, and god - were added the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s roster – and the trio was thrilled to become members of this legendary squad.
At the Induction Ceremony held outside at the Clark Sports Center on Sunday afternoon, approximately 10,000 spectators were on hand to witness the coronation of player Andre Dawson, manager Whitey Herzog and umpire Doug Harvey. From this day forward they will forever be members of the greatest club ever assembled.
The day began early with golf and ended with a parade. Not a bad day to be in Cooperstown.
The skies opened up with a torrent of rain on Cooperstown on Friday, but didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of either the participants or presenters at the 2010 Baseball Hall of Fame Weekend’s inaugural event.
You can sense the anticipation building in Cooperstown, the upstate New York village of some 2,000 year-round residents, as its ranks swell many times over because the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Induction Weekend is mere hours away.
Whether you are taking a stroll down Main Street, visiting the Hall of Fame’s Plaque Gallery, or grabbing a slice at a local pizzeria, the feeling is palpable that something important is about to happen. And it is, with the induction of slugger Andre Dawson, manager Whitey Herzog and umpire Doug Harvey on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Soon, the day they worked and dreamed about will be upon the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2010.
Now, a week’s worth of anticipation is all that stands between Andre Dawson, Doug Harvey, Whitey Herzog and Cooperstown.
“It changes your life drastically,” said Dawson of being elected to the Hall of Fame. “I couldn’t have imagined it.”
Sprinkled among the two teams in the 2010 Hall of Fame Classic were seven honored inductees with bronze likenesses in the Plaque Gallery. But for a quartet of the 22 other former major leaguers that participated in Sunday afternoon’s game at Doubleday Field, a part of the careers will forever be part of the Cooperstown institution.
The Hall of Fame is constantly adding new artifacts to its vast collection, and for the four players in town this weekend who have donated something from their playing careers the honor has been everlasting.