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One on One Looks Back at Hall of Fame Weekend in Cooperstown

by Kris Venezia, Kenny Ducey, Nick Logerfo
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Neil R, Flickr

For most people history stays in the past as a distance memory, or a story handed down from generations. For a small hidden town called Cooperstown in upstate New York, history comes alive once a year for Hall of Fame weekend. Baseball greats are immortalized in this town that is as much a part of baseball as hotdogs and cracker jacks. A year removed from a Hall of Fame weekend that didn’t see a single person inducted, six baseball greats came to Cooperstown to take their rightful place in history.

Bob Costas Talks Baseball with One-on-One in Cooperstown

by Kris Venezia, Nick Logerfo, Kenny Ducey

Bob Ahrens : WFUV Sports 

The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, has been buzzing over the weekend. In the scrum, WFUV's Nick Logerfo, Kenny Ducey and Kris Venezia caught up with Bob Costas of NBC Sports and the MLB Network. He spoke about what's special with this year's Hall of Fame class that includes Joe Torre and Tom Glavine. Costas also told us his thoughts on the steroid era, and he even had time to give us his opinion on MLB's use of instant replay. Check out the full interview below. 

WFUV Remembers: Dr. Frank Jobe

by Nolan Silbernagel

Orel Hershiser one of the most famous patients of Dr. Frank Jobe (Wikimedia Commons)

Dr. Frank Jobe and former pitcher Tommy John joined Mack Rosenberg and me on July of 2013 as part of our 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame Edition of One on One. Dr. Jobe made a substantial impact on the game of baseball by pioneering Tommy John surgery in 1974.  The surgery helped repair ligament damage in Tommy’s elbow and it was the first kind of this type of procedure.

One on One Goes Inside the Baseball Hall of Fame

by Julian Atienza

As part of our series of interviews on Hall of Fame Weekend, Mack Rosenberg and Nolan Silbernagel talked to Jim Gates and Tim Wiles about the new book released by the Baseball Hall of Fame:  “Inside the Baseball Hall of Fame.” Jim is the Librarian and Tim is the Director of Research and both were major contributors to the book, which is filled with photos of artifacts, some not currently on display, and the history behind them.

HOF President on One on One

by Mack Rosenberg

From right to left: Nolan Silbernagel, Mack Rosenberg, Jeff Idelson

In our series of interviews on Hall of Fame Weekend, Jeff Idelson spoke with myself and Nolan Silbernagel about many things including his day-to-day job functions. Jeff is the president of the national baseball hall of fame, and while many fans probably don't know who he is, he has a profound impact on what goes on in baseball these days.

Bob Costas on One On One

by Mack Rosenberg
Bob Costas with (right to left) Mack Rosenberg, Nolan Silbernagel and producer/engineer Julian Atienza
 
Bob Costas, the legendary broadcaster on NBC and the MLB Network, was kind enough to sit down with us for an exclusive interview about all things baseball on Hall of Fame Weekend. Bob spoke about the game today and what it means for him to be at the Hall of Fame this year with no current players being inducted. 
 

One on One at the Second Annual Baseball Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony

by Mack Rosenberg, Nolan Silbernagel

This is only the second year of the baseball Hall of Fame awards ceremony, but this year's group of honorees have impacted the game for half a century.  On Saturday afternoon, the hall honored sportswriter Paul Hagen, broadcaster Tom Cheek (posthumously), Dr. Frank Jobe, and movie producer Thomas Tell in a moving ceremony at Double Day field in Cooperstown. Nolan Silbernagel and myself, as part of our special edition of One on One from the Hall of Fame, had the pleasure of talking to two of these recipients. 

Baseball & Cooperstown: Fitting Compliments

by Alex Smith, Eric Mollo

 

Alex Smith

I had no clue what to expect from our trip to Cooperstown, New York. Sure, I knew about the Hall of Fame and all of the history and tradition that goes along with it. I have been told, multiple times, that it is the ultimate experience for any baseball fan. But I had never been there. Well that all changed in late July, as we set off for Hall of Fame Weekend.

Stories from C-town

by Kevin Price, Ricky Cibrano
thatsenuff.com

  Roberto Alomar, Bert Blyleven, and Pat Gillick were inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame last Sunday, July 24th.  WFUV's Kevin Price and Ricky Cibrano made the trip to Cooperstown to talk to legends and hear some classic baseball tales.