Vacation: Cooperstown

Quick update from the road today…

My wife and I are vacationing in our nation’s capitol this week, but we took a little side trip up to Cooperstown, NY on Sunday to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Personal highlights for me at the HOF included seeing the Cincinnati Reds’ 1976 World Series Trophy, a Reds’ World Series ring from 1990, and the shoes Pete Rose wore when he got hit number 4,192 to break Ty Cobb’s all-time hits record. I’m a die hard Cincinnati fan, if you can’t tell.

We also saw a replica of Joe Dimaggio’s locker and a copy of a letter written to the Major League office by the umpire who made the famous out call when Fred Merkle failed to touch second base and cost the Giants the pennant in 1908. Here are songs about both of those players.

Billy Bragg & Wilco: Joe Dimaggio Done it Again (Buy Album)
Chuck Brodsky: Bonehead Merkle (Buy Album)

One Response to “Vacation: Cooperstown”

  1. A Reds fan?! Well, we will still visit to get your music picks. Music and baseball–what a great combination. My current version of that is Frontier Ruckus and the Tigers–go Michigan!

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