New Hall of Fame Parade of Legends Highlights Induction Eve in Cooperstown

Class of 2010 to Be Enshrined Sunday at Baseball Hall of Fame

July 24, 2010
Willie Mays waved to fans during the Hall of Fame Parade of Legends on Saturday. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – On a steamy summer night in Cooperstown, history rode right down Main Street.

The Hall of Fame Parade of Legends debuted on Saturday night to rave reviews as fans lined the sidewalks 10 deep to catch a glimpse of the greatest players baseball has ever known. More than 40 Hall of Famers, including Class of 2010 electees Andre Dawson, Doug Harvey and Whitey Herzog, were cheered down the street and into the Hall of Fame for an evening reception, riding in the back of Ford pickup trucks courtesy of Ford Motor Company.

With 47 Hall of Famers in Cooperstown to help celebrate the induction of the Class of 2010 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, fans had plenty of chances to touch a little bit of history on Saturday at the home of baseball.

Some of Saturday’s highlights included:

**More than 20 Hall of Famers teed off at the Hall of Fame Invitational at picturesque Leatherstocking Golf Course. Andre Dawson’s team finished first, barely edging out Lou Brock’s squad.

**Class of 2010 electees Andre Dawson, Doug Harvey and Whitey Herzog met the media one last time before Sunday’s Induction Ceremony, as did Frick Award winner Jon Miller and Spink Award winner Bill Madden.

**The Connecticut Tigers defeated the Tri-City ValleyCats 6-5 in 13 innings in the annual New York-Penn League game at Doubleday Field. Ryan Soares’ single in the 13th inning drove in Julio Rodriguez with the winning run. Miguel Mejia picked up the victory on the mound.

**An audience of more than 700 people at the Clark Sports Center watched Hall of Famers Tom Seaver and Tommy Lasorda and MLB umpire Jerry Crawford play Hall of Fame Feud in the popular Connecting Generations event, with MLB Network's Harold Reynolds presiding over the game show.

**Thousands of fans visited the Museum on Saturday, taking advantage of extended Hall of Fame Weekend hours. The Museum is open Sunday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., with participants in the Hall of Fame’s Membership Program able to enter the Museum at 7 a.m.

The Class of 2010 – Andre Dawson, Doug Harvey and Whitey Herzog – will be inducted at 1:30 p.m. EDT on Sunday at the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown. The ceremony is free and open to the public and will be shown live on MLB Network.

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