COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Stan Musial hit the baseball the wrong way.
Corkscrew stance. Inside-out swing. Off-balance follow-through.
But Stan Musial played baseball the right way. Few who saw the Cardinals’ legend in person thought a better ballplayer existed.
Musial died Saturday evening at the age of 92. Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1969, he remains one of baseball’s iconic heroes.
Edgar Martinez has been elected into the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame, the Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum Hall of Fame and the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame.
Now he’s got his sights set on Cooperstown.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Tia Esposito wanted her students at Boston College High School to connect with their city’s rich immigrant heritage.
So Tia and the school’s Corcoran Library connected with the Education Department at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
“We’ve used a lot of videoconference programs with our students,” said Esposito, the Corcoran library director, “and yours is our favorite program. Through the Diversity in the Dugout program, our eighth graders learn so much about the history of America through baseball. It’s fantastic!”
The Hall of Fame’s “Be A Superior Example” outreach program launched this month with a visit to North Texas, as the Museum partnered with the Texas Rangers in the first event of its kind to build awareness to healthy living while encouraging young men and women to live and play free of performance-enhancing substances.
COOPERSTOWN, NY – Individuals holding tickets to a Major League Baseball game on Sunday, July 22, can receive a free one-day admission to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum anytime between now and Induction 2013, when redeeming their ticket stub upon entry to the Museum.
As part of a national “Hall of Fame Day Celebration”, which was held at all 15 major league ballparks with a home game on July 22, the offer allows fans to experience Cooperstown during the next year.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – More than 90 years after he pulled on his first New York Yankees jersey, Babe Ruth still has the power to captivate baseball fans.
Today, fans are lining up in Cooperstown to see the oldest known Yankees jersey worn by Ruth at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – While dreams of athletic success are sometimes accomplished, some players find themselves at a level beyond all expectations. Such was the case for Barry Larkin on Saturday when he visited the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum for the first time.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Bowie Kuhn served as the Commissioner of Baseball during a 16-season period that saw massive changes to the National Pastime.
Now, thanks to Kuhn’s historic donation to the Hall of Fame’s A. Bartlett Giamatti Research Center, the record of those changes will be available to researchers in Cooperstown.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Shortly after sunrise on a cold November Saturday morning in Cooperstown, Raul Ibanez reached down to high-five his 11-year-old son, Raul Jr., upon learning of his history-making Friday night.
Though the 2011 major league season had concluded a week earlier, Ibanez was all smiles in learning that he had just become the first major league player in history – active or retired – to spend the night in the famed Plaque Gallery at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
“RJ, we are a part of history,” father Raul explained to son.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – The infield dirt on the front of David Freese’s jersey – where the World Series Most Valuable Player slid into third base on his game-tying Game 6 triple – sullied the iconic Cardinals logo.
The smudges from line drives were clearly visible on Lance Berkman’s bat.
And the grass stains clung to Albert Pujols’ spikes… The ones he wore to en route to a record 14 total bases in Game 3.
It’s all living history from the 2011 World Series. And it’s already in Cooperstown.