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 30, 2013 |
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - If there was a cornfield beyond the fence at Doubleday Field in downtown Cooperstown, you could have let your imagination run wild. Since the idyllic small town is home to the place where most baseball dreams begin and end, the National Baseball Hall of Fame, such daydreaming isn't just allowed. It's encouraged. So you could imagine Paul Hagen walking off the podium set along the massive stage at second base on Saturday afternoon and venturing out into the ether.
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.
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.
April 22, 2011 |
SOMEDAY SOON, maybe not this year but certainly by next summer, a busload of Phillies minor leaguers will take a field trip. Destination: Cooperstown, N.Y., home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. When they arrive, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and Reading Phillies will be given a personalized guided tour of one of baseball's special places. And this will be about more than taking a break from the daily grind. The Phillies, as an organization, realize the value of having their young players connect to the history of their sport.
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.
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.
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)
May 21, 2001 |
Funny things happen when two high school teams play in the shadow of the Baseball Hall of Fame. For one, La Salle High's C.J. Tuman tried to get permission from head coach Joe Parisi to point to the outfield stands - a la Babe Ruth - before he strided to the plate to pinch-hit in the sixth inning of yesterday's game against Hudson Catholic (N.J.). "He throws righthanded," Parisi said before Tuman struck out, "but he bats lefthanded and thinks lefthanded. " Junior pitcher Scott Beard strolled to the mound in the fifth inning to the chants of "Let's go, Babe" from La Salle fans.