July 20, 2011 |
Where: Cooperstown, N.Y. When: Friday-Sunday If you go: The museum is open Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Parking: Will be extremely limited. Recommended areas are the Blue Lot south of Cooperstown on Route 28, the Red Lot on Route 28 at Maple Street, and the Yellow Lot on Route 80 at the Fenimore Art Museum. Trolleys will be available and look for signs as you approach Cooperstown from the south on Route 28, starting in Milford.
July 27, 2002 |
They came in all shapes and sizes, both boys and girls. They were infielders for a day - for 5 to 8 minutes actually - as they got to turn doubleplays with incoming Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith. And some of them turned it better than Geronimo Pena. "That's cold," Smith said, laughing. The former Cardinals star shortstop was at Doubleday Field yesterday making doubleplays for charity. Tomorrow, he'll be officially inducted into the Hall of Fame along with legendary Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas and Detroit columnist Joe Falls (1:30, ESPN Classic)
June 22, 2009
IF THE PHILLIES need an extra pitcher, they can tap Hall of Famer Bob Feller. Feller, who is 90 years young, pitched to two batters in yesterday's Baseball Hall of Fame Classic at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, N.Y. This is the first year for the game, which replaced the Hall of Fame Game exhibition between teams of active players. Commissioner Bud Selig decided it had become too difficult to squeeze in the extra game each season. Yesterday's game, which included five Hall of Famers and nearly two dozen former big-leaguers, was far more entertaining than a meaningless exhibition.
July 23, 1995 |
By this time next week, thousands of baseball fans will be painting the crowded, narrow streets of Cooperstown, N.Y., red. Red as in the color of Phillies caps, Phillies T-shirts and Phillies jackets. With two of the team's greatest players being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, red will be the dominant color in the beautiful village where, it is said, Abner Doubleday invented the game, giving nary a thought to seven- figure contracts and labor disputes. If this year follows form, Phillies fans will descend on the mystical town by private car and chartered bus to rejoice as Richie Ashburn and Mike Schmidt receive baseball's highest individual honor.
May 20, 2001 |
Pat Brett won't hit any home runs, strike out any batters, or make any diving catches for the La Salle High baseball team. Chances of those things happening ended when Brett passed out during an eighth-grade basketball practice. Five days later, he received a pacemaker to keep his heart, which had been damaged since birth, beating. So the La Salle freshman - 18 months removed from that heart operation - does what he can for the Explorers. He tends the scorebook. He makes sure the scoreboard is up to date.
July 3, 1989 |
Dave Wilshere can be found most afternoons in his small, cluttered office in the Doubleday Field grandstands, the ghosts of baseball whistling in the rafters. "Had a lot of rain here lately," the ruddy groundskeeper says, fingers hooked through belt loops. The son of former Philadelphia Athletics pitcher "Whitey" Wilshere ("my Dad worked for Connie Mack in the mid-'30s," he says proudly), he strides through the aging, elegant grandstands and lets his eyes critically scan the sodden outfield.
September 25, 2014 |
ADD ANOTHER milestone to the still-fledgling career of Mo'ne Davis. The 13-year-old Taney pitcher, who last month appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated, is headed to the Baseball Hall of Fame where she will donate the jersey she wore while becoming the first female to pitch a complete-game shutout in a Little League World Series game. Tomorrow, she will be in Cooperstown, N.Y., along with teammates from Taney and the Anderson Monarchs, the travel team that she has played for since she was 7. Davis will present her No. 3 jersey - the one she wore during a 4-0 victory over Nashville - to Hall of Fame president, Jeff Idelson.
July 25, 2011 |
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - His iPad teleprompter was balking on him, so Bill Conlin did what Bill Conlin does. He told a joke. "I don't want you to think it was hot today," he said, "but Pete Rose was reported down on Main Street selling autographed Slurpees - $5 for the autograph and $20 for the Slurpee. " Several thousand people who were gathered Saturday at Doubleday Field laughed. They were there, just down the street from the Baseball Hall of Fame, to honor Conlin, Marlins broadcaster Dave Van Horne and longtime general manager Roland Hemond for their lifetimes of work in the game.
June 15, 2008 |
End of an era? On Monday, the Padres and Cubs will play what could be the final Hall of Fame Game - an exhibition contest to raise funds for the Hall of Fame - at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, N.Y. In January, Major League Baseball announced the cancellation of the game, which has been played since 1940. According to Tigers president Dave Dombrowski, the players association bargained for this change. One Cooperstown native, Kristian Connolly, has created a Web site, www.savethefamegame.