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Hall Of Fame Classic Returns To Cooperstown This Weekend
Hall Of Fame Classic Returns To Cooperstown This Weekend
There are so many cool baseball events that go on in Cooperstown each summer. The Hall of Fame Classic baseball game played at Doubleday Field is one of them and is a tradition that goes back a few generations. Names like Brooks Robinson, Ozzie Smith, Earl Weaver and Wade Boggs are just a few of the names that have highlighted the games over the years. The Classic was cancelled in 2020, and again last year.
New York Yankees Intentionally Pass On History
New York Yankees Intentionally Pass On History
Home team fans always want to see a victory. On days like Thursday afternoon in Detroit, when the Tigers hosted the New York Yankees in the final game of the three-game series, some in attendance were there for another reason as well, history. Sometimes history has to wait as a result of the opposing team's strategy to win the game and let's just say, that made the Comerica Park faithful less than happy.
New York Writer & Voter Says MLB 'Covered Up' For 'Big Papi'
New York Writer & Voter Says MLB 'Covered Up' For 'Big Papi'
Bill Madden of the Daily News joined The Drive with Charlie & Dan today and stated that Major League Baseball, and specifically Commissioner Rob Manfred, publicly attempted to minimize David Ortiz's positive test result for PED's, in addition to the slugger's close relationship with a suspected PED drug dealer from the Dominican Republic. Madden backed up his claim as information documented in the book 'The Baseball Cop' written by former Major League Baseball investigator, Eddie Dominguez. The Daily News baseball columnist said that Major League Baseball will one day 'regret' David Ortiz' induction.
Can A-Rod Sneak By Cooperstown's PED Roadblock?
Can A-Rod Sneak By Cooperstown's PED Roadblock?
The final tally of the Baseball Writers Association of America's National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot will come out next Tuesday. On that list is a 'who's who' of Major League Baseball records and accomplishments. The MVP, CY Young and other awards owned by the list of ballot members could sink a ship. However, many of the names that own much of that prestigious hardware are in danger of their time on the Hall of Fame ballot expiring with induction.
Upstate Baseball Pioneer Finally Gets Nod Into The Hall of Fame
Upstate Baseball Pioneer Finally Gets Nod Into The Hall of Fame
Yesterday, the National Baseball Hall of Fame, which happily resides just over an hour from the center of the Capital Region, announced six new players that will be added to the Hall in 2022. Gil Hodges, Jim Kaat, Minnie Miñoso and Tony Oliva were elected by the Golden Days Era Committee, and Bud Fowler and Buck O’Neil were chosen by the Early Baseball Era Committee according to mlb.com. The class will be part of the July 24th induction ceremony in Cooperstown next year.
The Pride of the Albany-Colonie Yankees
The Pride of the Albany-Colonie Yankees
One of the greatest Yankees of all-time played for the Albany-Colonie Yankees in 1994. This isn't news for many locals, especially those that take advantage of the minor league baseball in the Capital Region. Before the ValleyCats were sending waves of Astros to the big leagues, the Albany-Colonie Yankees were supplying new recruits to the Bronx Bombers like Bernie Williams, Al Leiter, Deion Sanders, Roberto Kelly and Jim Leyritz to name just a few. However, without question, the greatest being Derek Jeter.
A Relationship that Shaped a Hall of Famer
A Relationship that Shaped a Hall of Famer
Sometimes you meet people that change your life. When you are lucky enough to realize it and keep that person in your life, well, then you have something special. About a month ago, I read an article in the New York Times sports section by freelance writer Alex Coffey. The story was about baseball Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson and J.J. Guinn, the police officer/part-time scout that changed Mr. Henderson's life and kept changing it.
5 Cool Baseball Road Trips 4th of July Weekend
5 Cool Baseball Road Trips 4th of July Weekend
“Baseball, apple pie and Chevrolet” said the old TV commercial. Baseball is as American as it gets. It was, at one time, “America’s pastime.” I think those days have passed but it is hard to celebrate a holiday around a Playstation 5 or XBox Series X, so we’ll stick with baseball. So, here are 5 cool baseball focused road trips for this upcoming 4th of July weekend. As of now, tickets are available to all of them! Play ball!

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