Power out in Cooperstown area
August 28, 2011
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has announced that it will be closed on Sunday, Aug. 28 due to the effects of Hurricane Irene.
The Cooperstown area has suffered power outages and downed trees due to the storm.
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On April 17, 1929, future Hall of Famer Babe Ruth marries actress Claire Hodgson in a ceremony that is held at five o’ clock in the morning. Playing the next day, the New York Yankees’ slugger hits a home run against Red Ruffing of the Boston Red Sox and tips his cap in the direction of Claire, who is seated in the stands.