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Baseball Hall of Fame daytrip!!!........complete with a LOT of photos............
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My son came home from Florida today, his mom lives there and so he spends the summer with her.

Due to travel restrictions, he had to fly into Albany, NY.  That is about 3 1/2 hours East of me.

I picked him up about 10am, and since I had time...........and since it is "kind of" on the way.............I stopped at Cooperstown with him to re-visit the Baseball Hall of Fame.

I had not been there in quite a few years.......I would say close to 10 years maybe.

I was not sure my son would like it.  He is not at all into baseball, as is common for the younger generation, which is a rant for another topic/thread (why MLB doesn't promote the game for the younger fans more).  He knows Babe Ruth, Mike Trout, and Alex Rodriguez.  To expand on his lack of knowledge, and the lack of exposure to young people.........he saw the video of Reggie Jackson hitting the light tower in the '71 ASG, and Carter's first comment was "how is Reggie Jackson in the Hall of Fame?", and I naturally said, well he was one of the greats, and he replied "so he played two sports?"  I was confused, and he said "is it the Reggie Jackson who plays for the Detroit Pistons?"  Guarantee he knows at least 100 NBA players, at least 100 NFL players.........but the only MLB player he knows is Mike Trout.

Anyways................the town is almost exactly as it was those years ago.  A few more stores, more modern stuff (like a store that sells shirts that look like Abercrombie or Old Navy, but baseball related....they were pretty nice.....but beyond expensive), they basically have almost banned parking on any of the streets (but they do have a trolley and parking lots around).  Plus now you have total access to Doubleday Field (not the field itself, but the stands, which you had to get lucky for it years ago).

The village still however, has that 1940's feel.  Not as much as when I was a kid (LOL, almost IN the 1940's), but you still see it.

Obviously, I took a TON of pictures, including a video in the stands at Doubleday Field (for reference....it says it seats about 9000 but man I don't know about that.  The stands only go back like 8 rows.  The field is tiny...291 down the LF line, 312 down the RF line, 340 to the "power alleys", 390 to dead center).

I am going to be posting them.....without descriptions, unless you ask (since I took so many, I forgot what ones are what LOL)............

 



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HOF pics part 4............(not even close to the end by the way LOL.....I did this for all of you who never have been here)......

 

One pic was a duplicate, which is why there are only 9 on this page..........the last pic here was the Hickok Belt, which was won in the pic by Phil Rizzuto, the belt was awarded in my hometown of Rochester, NY, and it was a HUGE thing back in the day (kind of a forerunner to Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year).  Rizzuto was the first winner of the award.......

 

The S. Rae Hickok Professional Athlete of the Year award, known as the Hickok Belt, was a trophy awarded for 27 years to the top professional athlete of the year in the United States. It was created in honor of the founder of the Hickok Manufacturing Company of RochesterNew York, which made belts, hence the choice of a belt as a trophy.

The trophy was an alligator-skin belt with a solid gold buckle, an encrusted 4 carat (800 mg) diamond, and 26 gem chips. It was valued at over $10,000 in the currency of the time,[1] and its presentation was a major event in sporting news of the day.[2]

For the first 21 years, from 1950 to 1970, it was awarded in Rochester at the annual Rochester Press-Radio Club dinner (an event that continues today). After the Hickok company was taken over by the Tandy Corporation, the award was presented in larger cities such as Chicago or New York. The last award was made in 1976.

In 2010, Tony Liccione, the president of the Rochester Boxing Hall of Fame, announced plans to reinstate the Hickok Belt starting in 2012.[3] The mold used for the belt starting in 1951 (the 1950 belt spelled Mr. Hickok's name as "Ray") has been found and will likely be used again.[3] Liccione plans to invite the 18 surviving belt winners (except O.J. Simpson, who is incarcerated in Nevada) to a banquet in September 2011, followed by the first new presentation of the belt in 2012.[3]

Starting in 2012, the belt has been awarded based on a vote by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.[4] A 20-member panel chooses one athlete each month, with the twelve monthly winners eligible for the belt award at the end of the calendar year.[4] Three belts have now been awarded since 2012, two to Lebron James.

 

Winners[edit]

 
Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax was the award's only two-time winner prior to the awards revival in 2012

 

YearWinnerSport
1950Phil RizzutoBaseball
1951Allie ReynoldsBaseball
1952Rocky MarcianoBoxing
1953Ben HoganGolf
1954Willie MaysBaseball
1955Otto GrahamFootball
1956Mickey MantleBaseball
1957Carmen BasilioBoxing
1958Bob TurleyBaseball
1959Ingemar JohanssonBoxing
1960Arnold PalmerGolf
1961Roger MarisBaseball
1962Maury WillsBaseball
1963Sandy KoufaxBaseball
1964Jim BrownFootball
1965Sandy Koufax (2)Baseball
1966Frank RobinsonBaseball
1967Carl YastrzemskiBaseball
1968Joe NamathFootball
1969Tom SeaverBaseball
1970Brooks RobinsonBaseball
1971Lee TrevinoGolf
1972Steve CarltonBaseball
1973O. J. SimpsonFootball
1974Muhammad AliBoxing
1975Pete RoseBaseball
1976Ken StablerFootball

 

 



-- Edited by nacster on Thursday 1st of September 2016 12:01:28 PM

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HOF pics part 5........believe me, this amount of pics I am posting just scratches the surface, I could easily have posted hundreds more........

Note one of the pics here.........Strat-O-Matic!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 



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HOF pics part 6............not sure if you can see one of the pics near the end, Walter Johnson's locker.........

 

 

 

 



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HOF pics part 7a..............pic in the middle is the box score of the longest game in professional history between Pawtucket and my Rochester Red Wings, which lasted 32 innings one night......then all of something like 18 minutes a few months later. 

 

 



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HOF pics part 7b..........here is a summary of the longest game, from wikipedia............

 

The Pawtucket Red Sox and the Rochester Red Wings, two teams from the Triple-A International League, played the longest game in professional baseball history. It lasted for 33 innings, with 8 hours and 25 minutes of playing time. 32 innings were played April 18/19, 1981, at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island and the final 33rd inning was played June 23, 1981. Pawtucket won the game, 3–2.

 

 

The game[edit]

The game began on Saturday, April 18, 1981 at 8:25 p.m.,[1] after a delay of about 30 minutes due to problems with stadium lights, with 1,740 in attendance. It continued through the night and into Easter morning. Although most leagues have a curfew rule that would have suspended the game—the International League's activates at 12:50 a.m.[2]—the rule book that the home plate umpire Dennis Cregg[1] had did not contain one.[3] After Pawtucket's Russ Laribee's sacrifice fly drove in Chico Walker in the bottom of the ninth inning and tied the game at one run each,[4] the teams continued playing.[3]

Several times, one side neared victory before circumstances changed. When Wade Boggs drove in the tying run in the bottom of the 21st inning after a Rochester run, even the Pawtucket players groaned.[3] He recalled that, "I didn't know if the guys on the team wanted to hug me or slug me."[5] The weather was so cold that players burned broken bats and the stadium's wooden benches to warm themselves, and the clubhouses ran out of food. The wind blew into the infield, making hits difficult;[3][4] Pawtucket's Dave Koza later claimed that otherwise his team would have won in nine innings, with "four or five shots that would have been out of the park".[6] For example, Sam Bowen hit a fly ball to center that reportedly left the field before the wind blew it back to Rochester outfielder Dallas Williams. Williams went 0–for–13 in 15 plate appearances, one of many records achieved during the game.[3]

After Pawtucket's Luis Aponte pitched the seventh to tenth innings in relief, manager Joe Morgan—who himself would be ejected in the 22nd inning by Cregg[2]—let him leave before the game ended. Aponte's wife did not believe his explanation for coming home at 3 a.m. Sunday.[6] He promised that the Sunday newspaper would prove his story, but since the game's postponement occurred too late to appear in it, Aponte had to wait until the Monday edition.[3] Cregg had brought his nephew David to the game; David's father became concerned for his family and called the police, who told him that the game had not ended.[1]

By 4 a.m. the players were "delirious" from exhaustion; Rochester's Dave Huppert had caught the first 31 innings before being replaced, and Jim Umbarger pitched 10 scoreless innings from the 23rd inning, striking out nine and giving up four hits. The president of the league, Harold Cooper, was finally reached on the phone by Pawtucket public relations manager Mike Tamburro sometime after 3:00 a.m.; the horrified Cooper ordered that play stop at the end of the current inning. Finally at 4:07 a.m., at the end of the 32nd inning and more than eight hours after it began, the game was stopped.[3] There were 19 fans left in the seats—not including David Cregg, who had fallen asleep[1]—all of whom received season[2][3] or lifetime[1] passes to McCoy Stadium. As the players went home to rest before returning at 11 a.m. for an afternoon game that Sunday,[1][4] they saw people going to Easter sunrise service.[3] When Boggs' father complimented him for getting four hits in the game, the player admitted that he had had 12 at bats.[5]

Both teams signed a baseball on Sunday for display at the Baseball Hall of Fame. Cooper had suggested that the game resume that day, but Rochester manager Doc Edwardsrequested a delay because of the risk of injury.[6] Instead, it resumed on the evening of Tuesday, June 23, the next time the Red Wings were in town. A sellout crowd of 5,746 and 140 reporters from around the world were present, partly because the major leagues were on strike at the time; the players voted against an offer to resume the game at Fenway Park to avoid crossing the picket line. On that evening, it took just one inning and 18 minutes to finish the game, with Koza driving in the winning run in the bottom of the 33rd. The losing pitcher was Steve Grilli, who had joined Rochester in the interim since the game's suspension.[3]

The Pawtucket Red Sox celebrated the 25th anniversary of the game on June 23, 2006. Many members of both teams attended a luncheon and round table discussion inProvidence, Rhode Island, and a ceremony was held before the game against the Columbus Clippers that night.[5] Dennis Cregg thinks that David Cregg has never attended another baseball game.[1]



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HOF pics part 7c.........box score and notes from the longest game, courtesy of wikipedia..........

 

Records set in the game[edit]

  • Most putouts by one team in one game: 99 (PAW)
  • Most total putouts in one game: 195
  • Most at-bats for one team in one game: 114 (PAW)
  • Most total at-bats in one game: 219
  • Most strikeouts (batting) by one team in one game: 34 (ROC)
  • Most total strikeouts in one game: 60
  • Most strikeouts (batting) by one player in a game: 7, Russ Laribee (PAW)[4]
  • Most total assists in one game: 88
  • Most innings: 33
  • Most at-bats by one player in one game: 14, Dave Koza, Lee Graham, Chico Walker (all PAW)
  • Most plate appearances by one player in one game: 15, Tom Eaton, Cal Ripken, Jr.Dallas Williams (all ROC)
  • Total time for one game: 8 hours, 25 minutes
  • Longest plate appearance by a single umpire: Dennis Cregg (882 pitches over 8 hours and 25 minutes)

Line score[edit]

McCoy StadiumPawtucket, Rhode Island

Team123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930313233RHE
Rochester Red Wings0000001000000000000010000000000002183
Pawtucket Red Sox0000000010000000000010000000000013211

No outs when winning run scored.

Box scores[edit]

Batting[edit]

Rochester
PlayerPos.ABRunsHitsRBI
Eaton2B10030
WilliamsCF13000
Ripken3B13020
CoreyDH5110
ChismPH1000
RayfordC5000
Logan1B12040
Valle1B1000
BourjosLF4021
HaleLF7010
SmithLF0000
HazewoodRF4000
HartRF6110
BonnerSS12030
HuppertC11001
PutmanPH1000
Totals1052182
Pawtucket
PlayerPos.ABRunHitsRBI
GrahamCF14010
Barrett2B12120
WalkerLF14120
LaribeeDH11001
Koza1B14151
Boggs3B12041
BowenRF12020
GedmanC3010
OngaratoPH1000
LaFrancoisC8020
ValdezSS13020
Totals1143213
 

Pitching[edit]

Rochester
PlayerIPHRERBBK
Jones8.271125
Schneider5.120008
Luebber861124
Umbarger1040009
Grilli (L)001110
Speck010000
Totals322133526

Grilli pitched to 3 batters in the 33rd
Speck pitched to 1 batter in the 33rd
WP - Jones

Pawtucket
PlayerIPHRERBBK
Parks631143
Aponte400029
Sarmiento430023
Smithson3.220035
Remmerswaal4.141133
Finch530013
Hurst530013
Ojeda (W)110001
Totals3318221834
Parks pitched to 3 batters in the 7th

WP - Smithson, Hurst.

 

Game notes and statistics[edit]

  • Russ Laribee of the PawSox went 0–for–11 with a sacrifice fly, striking out seven times, becoming the first player in history to surpass the titanium sombrero (six strikeout) level. Based on a nine-inning game, Laribee would only have struck out three times per nine innings.
  • Between the two teams, pitchers faced a total of 246 batters (219 AB, 23 BB, 4 HBP).
  • A total of 882 pitches were thrown.
  • Pawtucket's Dave Koza had the most hits of any player in the game: five, including the game-winner.
  • 53 runners were left on base (30 by Rochester and 23 by Pawtucket).

Players involved[edit]

Two future Hall of Famers were part of the historic game. Cal Ripken, Jr., who was inducted in 2007, went 2–for–13 on the night playing third base for Rochester. Ripken was theAmerican League's Rookie of the Year the following yearWade Boggs, who was inducted in 2005, played third base for Pawtucket and went 4–for–12 with a double and an RBI. The Baseball Hall of Fame possesses other artifacts of the game, including the official scorecard.[3]

Twenty-three other future major leaguers played in the game.[3]



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HOF pics part 8...............you thought I was kidding when I said I took a lot of pics?.........

 

 

 

 



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HOF pics part 9...........the first two are for you Seajaw........and I truly wished you were there with me, more then anyone else here, simply due to the fact you live a zillion miles from this amazing place...........

Note one of the pics, is the first group of inductees.  Babe Ruth's plaque, like every other Ruth-related item here, STILL gets the most visitors, views, and pictures.  I had to wait quite awhile to get a clean pic because of all the people who wanted to get a pic of them next to his plaque.  Much like Yankee Stadium as well.........

 

 

 

 

 

 



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HOF pics part 10.........one of the pics has some old baseball cards and signed baseballs that they sell in the HOF store.  I did not go into any of the stores on the street because Carter would be bored as heck (pics of those in a moment), but I have been in them before and they have some SERIOUSLY old and expensive cards, and packs, for sale.........the baseballs at the HOF store did have some value (highest one sold for a bit over $300).

The pics of the village really don't do it full justice (I didn't take a pic of the famous Otesaga Hotel by the lake where the players stay, I went by there in the local trolley that brings people around town, and there are so many trees around that I would have had to get out and get close to the place.  That being said, it was absolutely amazing from the outside).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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