My sister engineered the whole thing! I took the train to Philly where she met me and drove the five hours to Cooperstown. What a thrill!
We got right into the spirit of the town immediately upon checking in at our hotel. This flag made of baseball bats was proudly displayed on a lobby wall. The next morning we headed for the Hall of Fame and were there the minute it opened. We certainly didn't want to waste any time!
Kate and Chris in front of the National Baseball Hall of Fame
What a thrill! I will narrow down the highlights of the Hall to a few.
The Great Babe Ruth
The Number 42 shirt of the great Jackie Robinson
My very favorite Yankee Phil "Scooter" Rizzuto
My current very favorite Yankee (tied with Andy Pettitte)
The Great Mickey Mantle's locker with his Number 7 shirt
Another Great Yankee, Mariano Rivera (also Number 42)
One of Phil Rizzuto's gloves
One of Phil Rizzuto's batting helmets
A Photo of Phil
Pointing to Phil's plaque in the Hall of Fame
Close-up of Phil's plaque
The 1950 World Champion Yankees
Caps of Joe Torre (left) and Andy Pettitte (right)
Derek Jeter's Shirt
C.C. Sabathia's Size 15 shoes
We also did some exploring in Cooperstown.
We visited the Fenimore Museum.
Kate with marigolds
We visited the Fly Creek Cider Mill. You should taste their fudge! Out of this world!
We had a delicious picnic lunch with Cayuga Lake white wine, local apples, cheese, crackers, and chocolates. And genuine apple cider. Delightful!
Thanks to everyone for a great time!!!!