An estimated 48,000 baseball fans attended the annual Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremonies in Cooperstown yesterday, to see 6 more legendary figures in the sport enter that Hall. 3 players were inducted into the hall this year; they were pitchers Tom Glavine & Greg Maddux and slugger Frank Thomas.
Greg Maddux pitched mostly for the Chicago Cubs & the Atlanta Braves, he was grateful to be inducted & join his boyhood heroes:
(Greg Maddux 7-28-14)
Tom Glavine spent most of his career with Atlanta as Maddux’s teammate, as well as 4 years with the New York Mets. Glavine reflected on what it took to get to the Hall & thanked those who helped him:
(Tom Glavine 7-28-14)
Frank Thomas played the bulk of his career with the Chicago White Sox & was known as the “Big Hurt” for hitting over 540 homer runs in his career. The imposing figure broke down early on when discussing his late father, but rebounded to thank 139 teammates, the 3 cities he played in and to deliver a message to kids:
(Frank Thomas 7-28-14)
Other inductees to the Baseball Hall Of Fame this weekend were writer Roger Angell and Texas radio broadcaster Eric Nadel & legendary managers Bobby Cox, Tony LaRussa & Joe Torre
An estimated 48,000 baseball fans attended the annual Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremonies in Cooperstown yesterday.
3 legendary managers were inducted into Baseball’s Hall Of Fame Sunday in Cooperstown. Bobby Cox managed the Toronto Blue Jays and the Atlanta Braves, where he had amazing success, which he attributed to the pitching of fellow inductees Greg Maddux & Tom Glavine as well as John Smoltz:
(Bobby Cox 7-28-14)
Tony LaRussa achieved managerial success in Chicago, Oakland and St. Louis; he said that he was uncomfortable getting all the credit for the work of his coaches & players:
(Tony LaRussa 7-28-14)
Joe Torre managed the Mets, Braves, Cards, Yankees & Dodger, he acknowledged that his League & World championships with the Yankees got him elected, and he sees a bright future continuing for the game of baseball:
(Joe Torre 7-28-14)
Other inductees to the Baseball Hall Of Fame this weekend were writer Roger Angell and Texas radio broadcaster Eric Nadel, Pitchers Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine & Slugger Frank Thomas.
State Police responded to a Tioga County 911 report of a hit and run motor vehicle accident involving two joggers in the Town of Tioga. 41-year-old Daniel Manwarring and 43-year-old Karen Manwarring, when they were struck by a Blue Nissan Xterra that then left the scene. Daniel Manwarring was declared deceased at the scene and Karen Manwarring was transported to Wilson Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 33-year-old Jason Townsend of Nichols is in custody & faces court action shortly.
Chenango county sheriff’s department responded to a report of a hit and run motor vehicle accident on South Canal St in the Village of Oxford, where a 1999 Chevy Blazer, driven by 25 year old Donald Towndrow of Norwich, rear ended a 2009 Hyundai driven by a Village of Oxford woman as she was turning onto a side street, Towndrow left the scene of the accident, but was located and was charged with unlicensed operation, leaving the scene of a personal injury motor vehicle accident, and following too close. He faces action in the Village of Oxford Court at a later date.