Cooperstown, N.Y. - Fans from all over the country started to fill Main Street in Cooperstown early Saturday morning on this Saturday of hall of Fame Induction Weekend.
Many of the fans lining Main Street are from the Seattle area, here to show their support for Edgar Martinez, a retired Seattle Mariner who will be among the six players inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday.
Amy Franz came from Auburn, Washington is her to show her support for Edgar, "I’ve watched Edgar his entire career. I’ve had season tickets in Seattle since 1996. He's a gem he really should’ve been in sooner."
Martinez played his last game 15 years ago and this was the final year he was eligible.
Tracy Schakohl lives in Seattle and says this trip is the trip of a lifetime, "Well it’s a bucket list item. Edgar is a class act and we wanted to be here to honor him. He should’ve been here year one. We’re out on the left coast, people don’t know him, but an amazing player, clutch, just a terrific human being on top of it and he’s just a great ambassador for the game."
Of course there are many Yankee fans in town to support both Mariano Rivera and Mike Mussina who helped the Yankees win world championships.
We ran into two Yankee fans who didn't know each other before Saturday morning, but they learned they have a lot more in common than just being Yankee fans.
Cindy Cosk is from Stratford, Connecticut and Joe Trovarelli is from nearby Trumbell, Connecticut.
They found out after meeting while putting out chairs that they are actually cousins. They both have the same Aunt Millie and now they may plan on coming to Cooperstown together, with Aunt Millie, possibly as early as next year when another Yankee legend gets inducted into the Hall of Fame, shortstop Derek Jeter.
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