• PHOTO ESSAY: Cooperstown, N.Y. – 2010 [Part 6]

    Posted by on October 3rd, 2010 · Comments (0)

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

    For “Part 5″ of this series, click here.

    This installment somewhat speaks for itself – as it’s some plaques that caught my attention when viewing those in the Hall of Fame.


    Click on the thumbnails to enlarge the photos.

    Satchel Paige - He looks so young here.

    Cal Ripken - Imagine playing 19 All-Star Games in a row?

    George Sisler - No Hall of Fame plaque cap controversy here.

    Mickey Mantle - he looks so happy here.

    Rickey Henderson - Note all his teams listed here.

    Henry Chadwick - The G.F.O.S. (God Father of Stats).

    Lou Gehrig - Raise your hand if you knew that a "score" was twenty.

    Goose Gossage - Will we ever see someone again with 50+ saves of 7+ outs?

    Lefty Grove - Why is he not wearing an A's cap?

    Nolan Ryan - The rare HOF'er who shares the same middle name as my son.

    Tris Speaker - My all-time favorite player that I wish I could have seen play in his prime.

    Heinie Manush - If you cross your eyes while looking at this, you'll see Don Zimmer.

    Phil Rizzuto - Note this plaque leaves the Hall at least 30 minutes before closing time.

    Charlie Gehringer - Major bummer that they didn't include "The Mechanical Man” on his plaque.

    Joe DiMaggio - It took him three ballots to make the Hall. Go figure.

    Ty Cobb - He flies in the face of my totally subjective and entirely personal theory that it's helpful for a ballplayer to have big eyes.

    Bill Veeck - I was just about to say "Will we ever see someone own a big league team and then later own another team again?" and then I remembered what Bud Selig did with Jeffrey Loria and John Henry.

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