(Revisited Post) The Baseball Hall of Fame
This post is the 1st in a series where I take an older post and expand upon what I had originally written. My old design made it difficult to add additional photos, so I tended to only add 1 or a few photos. Plus, I didn’t write a lot of details about it either, so I will be revisiting these posts and expanding upon them. You can view the original post HERE.
Back in June of 2013, we decided for Father’s Day to make the 4 hour drive across New York State to visit the cute little town of Cooperstown, NY. It happens to be the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. We are not huge baseball fans but seeing as I have a love of history and will never pass up an opportunity to visit a museum, I couldn’t wait to go. We try really hard to give Shawn a history and culture filled life, so we want him to experience and see everything that is out there.
I was amazed by all of the baseball stuff that they have collected. Balls, shoes, bats, letters and more from the 1800’s on up to the current time. It was really neat to see how the sport has changed over the years and gives you a great appreciation for the foundation of the sport. It certainly has a rich history and one that I was glad we could learn more about. As you walked through each section, they made it feel as though you were stepping back in time.
Seeing as I am not a huge fan of the game, I only recognize the famous players and I really enjoyed learning more about them. Michael enjoyed looking at everything too and Shawn, well he enjoyed most of it. He started to get anxious and a bit bored so he rushed us through about half of it. (Plus it was Father’s Day weekend and they were packed.) I could have spent an entire day reading every thing but it doesn’t always work out that way.
They had the really awesome cutouts of the players like this one of Babe Ruth.
They also had these great statues of certain players and everything was very well done. A lot of time and effort has been put into the Hall of Fame and Museum and it shows in every thing they display.
This was neat too. They had a bunch of these statues all set up like they were frozen in time. Some of them looked like they were real people standing there! I really liked their period clothing and the attention to detail.
This was the section of the museum that I wanted to see the most. In the 90’s I grew up watching A League of Their Own with Geena Davis and it will always be one of my favorite movies of all time. These women paved the way for a lot of girls to play sports and it’s great to see a dedication to them.
When I saw their uniforms, I was immediately transported back to the movie and could just picture everyone out on the field playing ball.
Well wouldn’t you believe that I could find Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz in the museum. I, the Lucille Ball admirer can find her just about anywhere; even in the Baseball Hall of Fame. 🙂
Here is a really well done statue of Babe Ruth. They had a lot of other players as well but with all of the people around me, this was the best shot I got of them.
Michael and Shawn looking at some of the displays in the early part of the museum.
This was taken outside of the museum and of course I had to dress him in his baseball shirt. He’s such a wonderful traveler and always had a smile on his face. Unless of course he’s hungry and bored. lol
I am so thankful for museums that allow photography because I don’t know if I will ever get back to Cooperstown but at least I will have a bunch of photos to remind me of what we saw.
(Oh and I almost came home with a live, wild turtle but Michael made me put it back on the side of the road. I pouted for 1/2 the trip home. Like I need more pets, right? lol)