There were more than four dozen Hall of Fame baseball stars in Cooperstown this past weekend to honor the Class of 2014 inductees into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. My cousin Janis and her son Jarod are huge baseball fans. They spent more time in Cooperstown this weekend than visiting me in Utica!

 

Over the weekend of July 25-27, 2014 my cousin along with baseball fans from around world were in Cooperstown for very exciting weekend. The culmination of the event was the Induction Ceremony which started around 1:30 yesterday at the Clark Sports Center. A spot to park in Cooperstown was hard to find and lawn space was valuable real estate. A few showers did not dampen the spirits of the players and fans alike as Tom Glavine, Joe Torre, Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa, Greg Maddux and Frank Thoma were inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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I was hoping to catch a glimpse of Joe Torre but didn't. There was a special tribute to the nine-time all-star. Joe Torre was a great manager winning over 2,300 games with the Mets, Braves, Cardinals, Yankees and Dodgers from 1977 to 2010. Joe guided the Yankees to the playoffs in each of his 12 seasons there from 1996 thru 2007, leading them to World Series titles in 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000.

Janis Ludwig

My cousin's favorite moment was when she met the great Bobby Scott. He is a baseball legend as he started his career playing with baseball's Negro league. Bobby Scott played with the Black Yankees for five years, beginning when he was just 15 years old.