COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – The last time Doug Harvey and his wife toured the Baseball Hall of Fame, they bought a ticket and walked around without anyone knowing they were there.
This time, they were accompanied by curators, media and photographers – and made the tour as an elected Hall of Famer.
Robin Roberts was deceptively quick in his 19-year major league career. Harry “The Hat” Walker, the National League skipper who managed against Roberts, once said of Robin, “When you think you have him solved and are ready to cut yourself loose, Boom! Comes the fastball. Faster than you think.”
Despite 14 knee operations and two knee replacements, the Hawk flew through his new home Tuesday afternoon.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Whitey Herzog believes that Oct. 27, 1985 was the worst day of his life. Of course, that was the day his Cardinals lost Game 7 of the World Series to the Kansas City Royals.
But coming in July, Herzog may have a new best day.
He is known to the Mets and their fans as “The Franchise,” a title few other players of any sport can claim – and a nickname equal to his patented “Tom Terrific.”
His plaque in the gallery of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is the only one bearing the Mets’ logo. And this year, he’ll welcome thousands of fans to the Hall of Fame in his Mets uniform as the Museum’s Membership Spokesman.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. –Bob Feller and Fergie Jenkins took to the mound again March 9, though this time it was on a smaller field than either was used to. But as usual, the crowds were cheering.
Hall of Famers Jenkins and Feller were honored by Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport with the creation of a grass courtyard appropriately named Fergie and Feller Field. Jenkins and Feller will also have a large bronze plaque displayed within the terminal that passengers will pass on their way to boarding planes.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- The middle school students at Cooperstown Central School have written a values contract that highlights caring, courage and cooperation.
They couldn't have a better role model than Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew.
In town as part of Character and Courage Day on Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Hall of Fame, Killebrew served as a guest speaker to about 300 middle school kids on Friday. When asked how he made it through 22 seasons of Major League Baseball without ever being thrown out of a game for arguing, Killebrew responded playfully.