• PHOTO ESSAY: Cooperstown, N.Y. – 2010 [Part 3]

    Posted by on September 24th, 2010 · Comments (6)

    This is the next installment of the photograph collection from my recent trip to Cooperstown, New York.

    For “Part 2″ of this series, click here.

    Perhaps my favorite part of visiting the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is looking at the exhibits to be found there. I could probably spend two hours alone perusing just the second floor.

    In any event, here are some of the items that caught my eye during my last visit – and which I was able to photograph. This is just the first batch – as I took too many pictures to share in one post. The second batch will follow in “Part 4” of this series.

    Click on the thumbnails to enlarge the photos.

    "First Ball" from the Padres-Dodgers 2008 exhibition game in Beijing China.

    Silver Tray given to Lee MacPhail in 1953 for winning 5 World Series in a row.

    Alta Weiss' 1908 Barnstorming dress uniform.

    Carl Crawford's spikes from the May 3, 2009 game where he stole six bases.

    Thurman Munson's catcher's mitt.

    Babe Ruth Crown given to Ralph Kiner in 1949.

    Joe DiMaggio's locker.

    Barry Bonds' 756th HR ball with Marc Ecko asterisk on it.

    Ticket to the last game played by the Montreal Expos.

    Sliding pads worn by Ty Cobb.

    Brad Ziegler's spikes from the game where he pitched the 26th scoreless inning at the start of his career.

    Glove used by Brooks Robinson in 1966.

    Honus Wagner's locker.

    Scorecard from 9/25/00 Indians Double-header. Second time since 1900 team played two different opponents in Double-header.

    Don Mattingly's Gold Glove Award.

    Glove used by DeWayne Wise to save Mark Burhele's 2009 Perfect Game.

    Rosin bag from Don Larsen's 1956 World Series Perfect Game.

    Life-size statutes of Babe Ruth & Ted Williams in Hall of Fame Gallery.

    Uniform top worn by Andy Pettitte in Game 6 of the 2009 ALCS - where he won his record 16th post-season game.

    Glove worn by Enos Slaughter in 1946 World Series.

    Oldest existing baseball from a scheduled game (played in 1854).

    Bat used by Sammy Sosa in 2003 to become 1st Latin-American with 500 career HR.

    The On-Deck Circle from Forbes Field.

    Ball used for the final out of the 1962 World Series.

    Comments on PHOTO ESSAY: Cooperstown, N.Y. – 2010 [Part 3]

    1. MJ Recanati
      September 24th, 2010 | 12:07 pm

      I’ve been to Cooperstown twice (1986, 2000) and loved it. The HOF is absolutely amazing and every baseball fan should visit it at least once as an adult.

    2. MJ Recanati
      September 24th, 2010 | 12:08 pm

      PS – Great photos!

    3. G.I. Joey
      September 24th, 2010 | 12:25 pm

      Great photos. I haven’t been to Cooperstown since I was a kid in 1994. I’m def. going to make the trip back up there soon.

    4. September 24th, 2010 | 1:06 pm

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      PS – Great photos!

      G.I. Joey wrote:

      Great photos.

      Thanks guys. Hope you like the next batch too.

    5. Raf
      September 25th, 2010 | 9:45 am

      Nice pics, what camera do you use?

    6. September 25th, 2010 | 3:33 pm

      For these, it was a Kodak EasyShare Z915 with 10X Optical 15

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