Cooperstown, NY: Baseball Hall of Fame

September 1, 2016.kirkleavy@gmail.com.0 Likes.0 Comments

This may disappoint you, but I’m not much of a baseball fan. Sure, I’ll watch some of the Division Championship games and some of the World Series games, but I’m not what you would call a fan. My family are Giants fans, so I’ll start watching the Giants in the post-season so I can take part in the conversation and fun of post-season with them. Lately, that’s been a lot of fun because they won World Series  titles in 2010, 2012 and 2014. (See what I did there? I said I wasn’t a baseball fan and then quoted baseball statistics.)

Recently, because our route had us crossing New York as we made our way towards Maine, I decided Cooperstown would make a good stop. It has many of the qualities we look for in our stops; Beautiful scenery, nice campground and something of significance to explore. Cooperstown definitely checks off all of the boxes.

And in addition to being a seriously quaint little town built on the edge of a lake with homes and buildings dating back to the late 1700’s, it’s the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Even though I visited the Hall of Fame knowing I could not fully appreciate its significance, I did come away with a better appreciation of the game and for those who played it at its highest level. The Hall of Fame represents something like 1% of all professional baseball players, making it one exclusive club.

If you are a baseball fan, I suggest you add Cooperstown to your bucket list.

Baseball Hall of Fame

Baseball Hall of Fame

Giants Locker

Giants Locker

Cy Young Display

Cy Young Display

Hank Aaron Uniform

Hank Aaron Uniform

Tim Lincecum

Tim Lincecum Photo

McGuire, Sosa, Canseco Display

McGuire, Sosa, Canseco Display

Willie Mays Display

Willie Mays Display

The First Class

The First Class

The Hall

The Hall

Rollie Fingers

Rollie Fingers

Catfish Hunter

Catfish Hunter

Hank Aaron

Hank Aaron

Don Drysdale

Don Drysdale

Willie Mays

Willie Mays

Mickey Mantle

Mickey Mantle

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