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Obama is Going to Cooperstown

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No, he is not going to be inducted into the Hall Of Fame

President Barack Obama says he’s heading to the Baseball Hall of Fame to stress how tourism can lead to good-paying jobs.

In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says he’ll be in Cooperstown, New York, on Thursday, May 22 2014.

Obama also is urging Congress to spend more to modernize U.S. bridges, roads and ports. He says first-class infrastructure attracts first-class jobs.

Obama warns that almost 700,000 jobs are at risk if Congress doesn’t authorize more transportation dollars by the end of summer.

No details of the visit, but you will be treated to all sorts of stories and statistics before the week is out. Wonder how he will get there? Probably his new helicopter. It could land on Doubleday Field where the Annual Hall Of Fame game is played and where baseball was rreputedly invented and first played. One thing for sure, he won’t take a train to Cooperstown.

In the meantime explore more about Cooperstown.

Baseball Hall of Fame Celebrates a Big Anniversary in Cooperstown

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COOPERSTOWN —

Baseball’s Hall of Fame is going to celebrate its 75th anniversary with a series of events throughout the 2014 season.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum said in a release on Tuesday that there will be four events, including one on June 12, the day of its official opening in 1939.

The legends game at Doubleday Field and a golf fundraiser will take place Memorial Day weekend May 23-35, when there will also be a race promoting healthy living and a parade.

The birthday weekend of June 12-14 will focus on the events the day the Hall was commemorated and will also honor the museum’s members.

Induction ceremonies for new Hall of Famers takes place July 25-28. Festivities conclude on Aug. 2 with a concert.

Picture above is “Call For Philip Morris”  advertising star Johnny Roventini visiting Cooperstown. Have one of Yankee announcer Mel Allen going down Main Street in Cooperstown driving a Cadillac convertible. Will post when I find it.  Both photos from my manager when he went to summer camp near Cooperstown.