Cooperstown GameWednesday, June 27, 2018 vs Rome Generals 5:00 PM
Annual Game at Historic Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY
For every baseball fan a visit to Cooperstown and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is a must. The quaint Village of Cooperstown is truly a time capsule creating a unique environment that pulls you back to the days of Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Mays, Mathewson, Wagner and Cobb. By the time you walk through the door of the Hall, you have already been transported back in time.
From its meager beginnings in 1939 as a converted Woolworth store front, the Hall has grown into a state-of-the art, 50,000-square foot history museum dedicated to baseball – located right on Main Street, Contrary to common belief, the The Hall of Fame was not established by Major League Baseball and to this day remains operated by private interests. in 1939 Stephen Carlton Clark, the owner of the Otesaga Hotel and Resort, sought to attract tourists to Cooperstown and his hotel. Clark approached MLB, which had no interest in spending money for a museum during the perilous times of the Great Depression. Undeterred, and with his great personal wealth as an heir to the SInger Sewing Machine Company fortune (his father was a partner of Issac Singer), Clark ,who was also an owner and publisher of three Albany newspapers, approached the baseball writers who were more than eager to participate and the Hall of Fame was born.
The Onondaga Flames will play one exhibition or league game each year at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY. We will schedule the game so that everyone has enough time to visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame.The team will arrange for group discount tickets
This year’s game will be Wednesday June 27th at 5:00 PM. The team will leave Bryant & Stratton College Campus parking lot at 9:00 AM and arrive in Cooperstown at 10:30 AM. A trip to the Baseball National Hall of Fame & Museum is planned for players. Fans are welcome to join us on this trip.
The HOF will provide a brief lecture from the Hall Historian at the beginning of our tour of the museum.