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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Play Ball in Cooperstown NY!

The Cincinnati Reds pre season caravan just rolled through town and now there’s another Major League Baseball milestone to chat about.

On January 29, 1936, the U.S. Baseball Hall of Fame elects its first members in Cooperstown, New York
They were Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Matthewson and Walter Johnson. The bar was sent fairly high but many more greats have followed. And so has controversy. 

Great names like Shoeless Joe Jackson and Pete Rose are not in the hall. We’re moving into baseball’s steroid era so there plenty of speculation about who gets in.   

This is the only major sports HOF that I’ve never visited but is on my radar for this summer.  I’m working on a road trip that takes in some New York–Penn minor leagues games. Then we might jump north of toe border and catch a few games in Toronto. 

I'm working on a circle tour and will post my itinerary thoughts as they develop.

This is the year for Reds fans to journey to Cooperstown as Barry Larkin gets inducted into the HOF.