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National Hall of Fame. Cooperstown, NY. All pictures taken at Hall of...

Display of current standings; outside Hall of Fame

Stan Musial

Stan Musial

 

2001 uniform of rookie Albert Pujols

Ozzie Smith doing backflip!

St. Louis cardinal locker

MVP David Freese, 2011

2011 World Series Display

Bling! 2011 World Championship Ring

Abner Day created and began baseball in a pasture turned into a...

Games still played in Doubleday Stadium.


Oneonta, NY, where the rv park is located, is only 28 miles from Cooperstown, home of National Hall of Fame and Museum. We decided to stay today and made the trek to Cooperstown. Cooperstown is a small town, population 2800; devoted to the sport of baseball; contains many large, two-storyVictorian homes built on the shores of Oneta Lake. The Hall of Fame is three stories, located in downtown. The displays are well organized with LOTS of memorabilia. All of the items on display has been donated; nothing has been purchased. Parking is limited; we parked at the edge of town in a designated trolley-stop lot. Most, if not all, businesses in downtown were devoted to the sport of baseball in some form. Of course we were most interested in the displays featuring the St. Louis Cardinals. They are well-represented in the Hall of Fame.

Cooperstown is also home to a large art museum, which we didn't go in. James Fenimore Cooper, author of "The Last of the Mohicians", was from Cooperstown. If you are up to date with "The Last of the Mohicians"...there were references from the book all over town..."Glimmer Glass"--describing the lake.

We thought there was a large number of people in the Hall of Fame and downtown; but the trolley driver shared his thoughts that "for some reason it was a slow day." The trolley driver also remarked that "on induction day there might be 35000 to 40000 people there for the parade and festivities." What a crowd that would be.

We share our concerns about the damage left in the wake of Hurrican Issac and the large amounts of rain and flooding. One of our favorite rv parks is in Abbeville, LA. We do hope that Betty and her crew are safe.



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