(Jul 28, 2017)
COOPERSTOWN - Baseball fans in Cooperstown on Friday spent the day walking up and down Main Street, taking pictures and mingling with current Hall of Famers.
After Sunday afternoon, there will five new members inducted into the Hall of Fame, but fans are getting the chance to interact with players who already have a plaque in the hallowed halls.
And it’s just as exciting for the Hall of Famers to be back in Cooperstown once again.
“It’s great,” said 1992 inductee Rollie Fingers. “My first time here was in 1965 … Cooperstown hasn’t changed since 1965. I mean, same buildings, same stop light – nothing’s changed, it’s great. I love this town.”
“You know, any time I get a chance to come back to Cooperstown, and now being a member of the Hall of Fame, I can’t even comprehend it and it’s very humbling, I guess is the word that keeps coming to my mind,” said 2008 inductee Goose Gossage.
“This is a special place, in my eyes, for a special sport,” said Pete Rose, MLB all-time hits leader with 4,256 hits. “It’s just a great celebration, the town is a great town..."