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So usually you guys know me here on sportscaster to do sports videos, play by play predictions, pics, videos and this is the first video.
That's kind of like entirely different year that I'm going to do for a stream.
But this past weekend, by the way, I went up to Cooperstown, New York, and actually got a chance that toward a baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and spent Sunday over in Cooperstown, New York So it's definitely a bucket list thing to do, especially for baseball lovers.
For Sharon, I'd highly recommend it was an absolute blast for you guys.
So I'm going to go through my entire tour experience from exhibit to exhibit of what I had done at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown on Sunday.
But just gonna give you guys a sneak preview of these tickets.
I see all my ticket stubs from, like all sporting events and stuff like this, and the ticket stub that I got at the Baseball Hall of Fame, by the way, had a great Baber route on it.
The Great Bambino, the Sultan of Swat.
Here he is on the ticket stub.
I'll show you guys.
So there's the Babe.
Um, show it to you guys once against the Great Bambino right there on the ticket stuff for you guys.
So I'll go over my full experience.
And actually, we got to do like, a scavenger hunt thing that my sister did for a scavenger hunt tour.
And at the end, she handed in their paper, and what we actually got was some playing cards right there.
So it has Tyler Flowers of the Atlanta Braves on it on the catch.
I haven't got a chance to open up the playing cards, but that's what I had gun and right there for a prize. Of course.
Thank you to my sister did the scavenger hunt at the Baseball Hall of Fame.
But it was such a cool time, definitely a wonderful experience.
I highly recommended for any of you guys.
That's baseball lovers out there.
Is that go through my tour review for you guys here of my full experience on Sunday touring the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
So, um, a couple things, though this was my second visit to go to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
I have been there about 13 years ago when I was about 11 years old or so going to Cooperstown as we came back from Niagara Falls.
But one thing I definitely recommend would be to arrive early, so arrive early for the Baseball Hall of Fame we got there.
The door's open on the weekdays and weekends, I believe in the, um So the doors open.
They're about 9 a.
You got there around like 9 29 30 or so.
It's definitely like a full day's work packed in of experience at the Baseball Hall of Fame.
So that's the first tip is definitely to arrive early because it's just the place is completely massive.
It took us about, like, four hours to complete, like all the entire exhibits in the building.
Also, my second recommendation to you guys is it.
If you're unfamiliar with the area, where is in New York? It's like kind of towards like western New York, but like an hour and 1/2 away from Albany or so just make sure that you guys have a look enough like gas in the area because there's barely like any gas stations or anything.
We actually slept overnight on Saturday night and Albany to go that Cooperstown in the morning on Sunday morning, and there was barely any gas stations when we rode along like 50 miles straight to Route 20.
And then we went on the county road 11 miles down to go to Cooperstown.
So Cooperstown, it's about 11 miles away from the main road, which is made Route 20.
But still, there's not really much gas to do.
It's basically farms and farms and farms for miles and miles and miles like you're in the middle of nowhere In the third recommendations that I have to say here, do you guys, before you go, make sure Thio, check out some of the parking spots there because all the parking is paid parking.
Close the museum.
What we actually did is that we parked and took will get 10 minute walk to the museum are so so around like 10 minutes away in a couple of parking lots.
There's free lattes there in Cooperstown, so check those out and see what you get.
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My Baseball Hall of Fame.
Tauron Sunday in Cooperstown.
So now to the exam itself, your guy so going through my tour review right now.
So the Baseball Hall of Fame is set up in tow.
Three different floors, the top Florida Middle Florida bottom floor.
So the first Florida we actually started on was the second floor, so not the first floor.
It was recommended that we all start on the second floor, and that's what we did to get the full entire baseball experience.
So the second floor, the first room to the second floor we walked into it's called the clubhouse there, and that's basically the locker room of every single 30 major league baseball team.
So all 30 major league baseball teams, in alphabetical order, and I had a locker by locker after locker with every jersey from each franchise with like most notable Jersey of what's happened are so that every single team within the past decade that was on hand in each of these lockers with famous artifacts were like every single team as well, from recent players to their cleats and baseball caps also in there for every single locker starts out in alphabetical order.
So the hours on the Diamondbacks were first, and then they went all the way down to the end of the list with Ah Washington Nationals at the end as W.
But there was basically every single item, and there was to resemble teams as well.
So, for example, the Chicago Cubs had their 2016 world Siris jersey in there, and they also had, ah, base that was used during the 2016 World Series game.
David Ortiz for the Red Sox.
The Red Sox in their clubhouse locker.
David Ortiz is final game cleats that he wore in his last game ever for the Red Sox for the Blue Jays.
They had, like their own strip of Astro turf inside their locker that they used to play at the Rogers Centre with that Astro turf and then two of the late pictures, the Miami Marlins and the um L. A Angels.
Both of those jerseys were in there to Miami Marlins with attribute jersey to ah, the late pitcher back in 2016 Jose Fernandez and also Tyler Skaggs.
You passed away in the middle of this season for the Angels his jersey was in.
There is a tribute as well, so as well to, ah, bunch of jerseys.
They're also like game balls there in like notorious for perfect game balls throughout, like the past decade or so.
No hitter baseball's so the actual game is well used by various pictures.
Those were in the lockers as well, for ah, some of these teams as art effects.
So then, after the locker room, we went to ah Grandstand Theater.
We actually watched a 15 minute film, very inspirational film that we watched.
That was just incredible to see.
Gave me goose bumps.
There was basically a documentary for 15 minutes, with former big league stars and Hall of Famers basically recalling their best moments while playing in the MLB.
A couple of players towards the end of them are now like the recent stars that we saw, like Jose Altuve, a Bryce Harper, Max Scherzer.
But some of the former stars in the film No, no, I'll name a couple of them.
Pedro Martinez of the Red Sox, Cal Ripken Jr Mariano Rivera, who was just inducted into the 2019 holla theme Nolan Ryan and Dennis Eckersley and Ricky Henderson on the list as well.
So one of the motivational things that I saw from the video had to be this one of the takeaways that current MLB player Bryce Harper said towards the end of the video, was that he talked about when he was around 10 years old.
It was the first time they ever showed up in the baseball Hall of Fame.
That's where he walked in.
He saw all the plaques out in the hallway and he said to himself, That's where I want to be some day And that is where Bryce Harper is heading to.
If he continues up his career right now, is he looked as he has looked upon all those Hall of Fame players that we have seen going to the Hall of Fame like Ken Griffey Jr.
Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, be Ruth Blue, Garrick, Ted Williams? It was just an incredible time.
They're at the Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend, so the next is ever we went into was called taking the field.
There was Ah, 19th century exhibits to this exhibit was basically dedicated to ah before the 19 hundreds, all the 1800 stuff inside.
This exhibit had the oldest artifacts ever too deep in the game of baseball, all the way back to 18 46 with a photograph of the New York Knickerbockers baseball club, which they were.
They were known to play the first recorded actual baseball game in the history of recorded baseball.
They're back in 18 46 for the New York Knickerbockers.
There were also, like a bunch of old baseball gloves from like the 18 hundreds as well uniforms on this play that were used during the late 18 hundreds.
And some of the old baseball gloves look like they had just, like zero padding onto them like it must have hurt like if they had, like, call a line driver.
So right in the Palm area, that must really hurt because those old baseball gloves in like the early 19 hundreds of late 18 hundreds, it looked like they had, like zero padding in the middle portion of the area at Look the Palm area there for players that catch the ball.
But one of the artifacts that was notable here that I saw part of museum.
It was pretty cool.
Let's see Waas the umpire balls and strikes quicker back in 18 87.
So this was a balls and strikes quicker by an umpire back in 18 87 and the count that was set on it actually is different from what what we use today for baseball to count on.
It was five balls to result in the walk in four strikes, which, of course, we don't use that formula today.
Four balls and three strikes for today's formula.
But that's what they used back in 18 87.
So that was pretty cool to see by the way that artifact in the museum's.
So after we went to the 18 hundreds exhibit, we then went to another exhibit.
It was the 20th century exhibit.
It was called the Game and 19 hundreds through 19 thirties, and this basically had all the artifacts there towards the early stage of the game when the World Series started up in 1903 and all these different like artifacts from there.
One of the highlights from this exhibit was a 1927 uniformed.
I was warned by the Philadelphia Athletics baseball team, the logo, by the way, for the Philadelphia ease at the time in 1927 was in elephants.
So then we moved on to the other.
Exhibit was basically the next portion of the exhibit was dedicated to the Babe Ruth, the Great Bambino, the sultan of Swat there for Babe and a bunch of artifacts with Babe Ruth coming up with his entire own room there in the exhibit.
So it started out with a timeline with the very start of Babe Ruth's career, and then, once you are on to about his early days of his retirement for the Great Babe there.
So one of the things that I that I learned here, I actually got to learn some stuff.
I actually didn't know this before going, but be Babe Ruth.
He did point for the Red Sox and the Yankees.
I knew that, but they actually didn't know that he was first signed by the Baltimore Oriole.
So he was signed by Baltimore and then Baltimore sold his rights over to the Red Sox, where at first he played for the minor league baseball club.
I had no idea before going to this museum that there were minor league baseball teams back in the early 19 tens or so.
That's where Babe Ruth was sold over to the Red Sox in 1914.
That's where a played in the minor league team for the Red Sox.
It was called the Provenance Greys back in 1914.
So Providence, Rhode Island had a minor league baseball team back in 1914 which they're still the minor league affiliate for the Red Sox.
But they do play in the city over and put tuck it right now, but tons of stuff dedicated to the Babe in this exhibit, newspaper headlines every everywhere, old photos and left and right that you can see in the room dedicated to Babe Ruth.
So then, after the Baby Ruth exhibit, I moved on to the Pride and Passion exhibit.
This was Ah ah, Room, dedicated to the Negro League Baseball League that they had in around the 19 forties or so, said the Negro Leagues had their own exhibit highlighting this exhibit, which Jackie Robinson's number 42 Brooklyn Dodgers jersey.
And then after that, we moved on back thio the exhibit.
This time it was the 19 thirties to 19 seventies that we focused on the next exhibit.
This one had artifacts based on the best players from the thirties, the seventies.
One of them was Stan Museo with his St Louis Cardinals jersey that he had an exhibit with Lou Gehrig, Ted Williams as well.
So one of the things that I have to point out here that was really cool was Ted Williams.
That strike zone.
So it's something called the Monster of Heading, which was title was made together with 77 different baseball's put together in a strike zone.
Tau dedicate this once that Ted Williams.
So all 77 baseball's color coded bye, Ted Williams is batting average.
So if he was really hot in those areas like he was in the middle of the plate, that's where the baseballs were all color coded red.
And then they pointed out the average, the average towards like dead center, the plate for 10 of Williams and the strikes him.
He was either a 400 hitter or 3 90 then you get away from the strike zone.
That's where the balls went from being read toe like purplish toe like blue.
Or so where he was colder, where he was like more like a 2 90 to 80 header, but right down the middle, Ted Williams, 400 or 3 90 Heather.
So after that 1930 to 1970 exhibit, we then moved on to another exhibit.
This one was called Diamond Dreams and this one that jerseys from the All Girls Professional Baseball League.
It was called the All American Girls Professional Baseball League.
This went on from the 19 forties to the early 19 fifties, where woman played professional baseball, and then it had jerseys to the professional baseball teams that the woman's played on.
There was more like the jerseys were like Dresses are so for these woman as a couple.
Names of those teams were racing Wisconsin on the jerseys and also Rockford, Illinois, which in the video the remake A League of their Own.
Back in 1992 Day actually named the team called the Rockford Peaches to dedicate the video to the All American Girls Professional baseball leagues.
So after this exhibit, we then moved on to another one that was called a whole new ball game.
It was dedicated from the 19 seventies to the two thousands.
Now to the current date, baseball and a baseball artifact from the seventies to nowadays, with Ah starting out with those classic pullover jerseys that they have in the bright colors, like the Oakland A's with that green color pull over jersey that they warned in 19 seventies.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have the yellow pullover jerseys in the seventies, and a bunch of other teams did it so as well, they weren't buttoned down.
They were all pullover back in the seventies and early Easy.
Edie's there in the MLB.
So once we moved on in time, then there was the bat that was used, the official bet that was used in the Pine Tar Incident on display there.
And then as well.
There was a couple artifacts from the 1981 MLB strike, which, by the way, I actually learned something new here.
I didn't even know that the MLB was on strike in 1981 said I was pretty pretty cool, huh? Learn, though, to gain knowledge about that, that Major League Baseball had a strike in 1981 with artifacts like it said, I survived the strike of 1981 for the MLB, and then after that we moved on to the P E D era, which came in the 1998 Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa going at it for the home run record that season.
The P E d era with artifacts with those do players and then towards like the 2000 or so the A.
C s with the Yankees and Red Sox Kurt showings quits were on display without bloody sock game, where they reverse the curse against the Yankees.
They also on Mike Piazza's Mets jersey from September 11 2001 that he wore so that was on display as well.
And then one of the most recent artifacts has to be this one.
Monet Davis is Little League World Series shut out jersey that she wore for the Mid Atlantic for Philadelphia on the 2014 Little League World Series.
So Monet Davis became the first girl pitcher to ever earn a shutout in the Little League World Series history, and that jersey was on display here at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
But there was one more thing in this area of artifacts before I'd like to get to the next one here, so there was something with a gigantic chart, and it had, like, every single baseball team on their all 30 baseball teams.
And there was a chart, um, increasing in years, each every five years that I had with this chart and a hat and worth billions with how much every single team made in baseball in billions.
And, of course, the Yankees were right there at the top in number one, and they did it by year.
I think 2015 was the last one, so they ranked them all from 1 to 30.
I believe that Tampa Bay Rays were at the very bottom, as they are the last place in total, like finding money, total money racked in by teams and billions or so determined on the franchise.
But if you go back to 2005 Montreal Expos were actually last at the time, but they're no longer a baseball team here, Um, about like 13 years later.
So we went away from that exhibit and we moved on to the next one.
This one was called Viva Baseball.
So this wasn't exhibit here.
A bunch of artifacts from the Latin American, South American and Hispanic communities in these.
Ah, all these exhibits year, but this Viva Viva baseball room were either in English or had Spanish to them as well.
So this exhibit kind of showed how the baseball game has evolved now into all these Hispanic speaking communities like the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Venezuela in Panama, to name the most predominant baseball communities in, like the Latin American countries.
Air South America here.
So the Latino rise in Major League baseball's really popular, spent popular now since like the mid eighties into the nineties, getting increasingly popular as it could ever be throughout, like the two thousands here.
So, like the current dame or more, Latinos keep on playing baseball.
And that's one of the things we saw in this exhibit.
Here was increasing popularity.
Just gonna get a stat that you found on the Internet for you guys.
So back in 2016 just over 27% of Major League Baseball's were of Hispanic descent.
So Major League Baseball player here keep on climbing now over 27% here at the moment in the MLB as of three years ago, back in 2016.
But a couple of these artifacts here during the Viva Baseball exhibit were Roberto Clemente is number 21 jersey they wore for the Pittsburgh Pirates and also many.
Ramirez is helmet that he warned the 2004 L.
C s his batting helmet.
Who could ever forget that with all the dirt on it, the mud on it that he never queen off for good luck for the Red Sox to reverse the curse against the Yankees in the world win the World Series.
So then, after the Viva Baseball exhibit, we done moved upstairs to the third Florida Baseball Hall of Fame.
That's where we want to.
An exhibit was called The Sacred Ground, and this had artifacts of all types, such as it started out with a home plate from the former Pittsburgh Pirates Stadium is called Abbott's Field.
So gold home plate from the former Pittsburgh Pirates Stadium, Abbott's field.
That was pretty cool to see with an actual cut out of Abbott's field as as well, without home plate there.
And then there were box seats in the Baseball Hall of Fame boxes to the old Veterans Memorial Stadium that the Philadelphia Phillies used the plan So after this is a bit we done went into another exhibit was dedicated to Hank Aaron here.
So Hey, Karen had his own clubhouse locker that was on display, had all his jerseys in its baseball caps there, too.
And then a bunch of records were there about Hey, Karen that he had after his retirement in 1996.
So some of these records that Hank Aaron broke for Major League Baseball.
I'll go over them for you guys here in just a moment.
So here order records that Hank Aaron broke most career R B I's yet 2297 r B i's.
He also had the most All Star Games played in with 24 All Star games.
Hank Aaron also had the most career total B says with 6856 total pieces, and you also have the most years with 100 more run scored with 15 years where he scored those runs with 100 and more during a season.
So that was the Hank Aaron exhibit that we saw at the Baseball Hall of Fame, and then we went to another exhibit right after that.
This one was called one for the B, says another bunch of artifacts from all the and LB record breakers over there, like Cal Ripken Jr had Cal Ripken Jr is batting helmet because he was no for the most games played ever consecutively by Cal Ripken, which he played 2632 consecutive games in a row that he played without missing a game.
It also a Nolan Ryan's Houston Astros cap.
Because Nolan Ryan set the record for most career strikeouts with 5714 K's Max Scherzer was on this list.
He doesn't have the all time strikeouts, but he got a 20 strikeout game back in 2016.
I was on this list as well versus the Detroit Tigers, so that record probably won't ever be touched ever again when it was 20 K's.
Because today now in baseball, three years later since 2016 when Scherzer had at 20 strikeouts in a game, he on that record most likely won't be touched here with Bull pending right now is I'm just going over what I saw from the exhibits with everything that happens in Cooperstown.
My trip Hey, what's good here? A 60 a welcome to the chat, different type of video I'm doing for you guys who went to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday.
So I'm going over just a review here of what I saw from exhibit to Exhibit on and then wanted a big things right.
I am a baseball with a clock on it, which it said it took 51 minutes to complete was between the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Giants.
That was all the way back in 1919 and baseball said I was one.
Um, New York was called the Giants before they were before they were the Mets there.
There were two johns before they went to San Francisco, but so another artifact here came from the actual game ball.
Not sure if you guys remember, but back on August 22nd 2017 is when the Texas Rangers scored 30 runs against the Baltimore Orioles.
That game ball was on display at the Baseball Hall of Fame for the most runs ever scored in the game.
So after that with ah, record breakers there at that part of the exhibit with them moved on to autumn glory with another exhibit This is basically all the talk.
All the tales of October baseball World Series rings were out for every single year that they had on display at the museum for every single team that won the World Series.
And then it had its only corner of the exhibit dedicated to the Red Sox in their 2018 World Series as well.
From the World Series jersey to the sweatshirt, to the baseball cap to the quits, everything that was born during the 2018 World Series by the Boston Red Sox.
One of the thing was an umpire quicker from Ah, that's seven hour and 20 minute game that was played last year against the Dodgers in the world's years for the Red Sox, that 18 in and game that they played.
So they actually have a clicker from the umpire who is behind home plate for that game.
So after the autumn, baseball with a World Series rings in the Red Sox.
Exhibits were then moved on to the first floor here, and that's where you get into the actual like whole stuff.
The new 29 19 inductees were on display here at the first Florida Hall.
Mariano Rivera, of course, in the 2019 Hall of Fame.
Roy Holiday, Mike Mussina, Edgar Martinez, Lee Smith and Harold Beans were the six players inducted into the 2019 Hall of Fame.
So after that, we went to the first floor.
And then that's where you see all the gallery to gallery of plaques on the wall grouped by all their years together.
So all the plaques, they're just It's so amazing to see all the great players in the Hall of Fame.
And I'm just I'm not gonna talk about every single year, But we'll just pick up here when 1936.
With that, a Nagle See inaugural season here.
Just appreciate the greatness of baseball who got into the Hall of Fame in 1936.
These were the five players elected into the inducted into the 1936 Hall of Fame Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Walter Johnson and Christy Mathewson.
So those were the five players inducted back in the 1936 Hall of Fame.
So after we went through, like all the plaques and stuff and experienced the greatness, then we went to the exhibit here.
The broadcasters type of exhibit, which was one of the last exhibits here, had a bunch of artifacts with all the broadcasters play by play sportscasters, sports reporters, artifacts.
It was so cool to see sportscasters microphones from like the 19 sixties 19 seventies on there on display.
One of them was a microphone on display from NBC Sports.
Another one was a pop filter for a microphone that was used by CBS Sports.
So that was the sportscaster um, exhibit that we went into in the actual last exhibit that we toward in the Hall of Fame was this one.
That was artifact from famous baseball movies, anything from a league of their own, which was worn with addresses that they used by Donnie Hensen When, ah, she she played the role in the league.
Ah, league of their own back in 1992.
So the dress from the Rockford Peaches that Donnie Hensen cast in and also the same law was part of that This as well with Benny the Jet Rodriguez and that baseball that the same lot had with Hercules, where they hit the ball over the fence and the beast got in and Benny the jet.
Rodriguez tried to go over the fence that grabbed the baseball with that monster dog named Hercules to the actual just dirtiness of the ball.
Right there was on this play by and then as well, there was, ah, terrific autograph with entire same lot crew on its.
So everybody from the sand lot cruise signs, Um, all the graft, like, uh, right next to the script, they have, like, the same lot cast all the graft on the entire like sheet there, which was pretty cool to see, but yeah, definitely a blast to go to the baseball hall of FEMA on Sunday.
It was, Ah, fantastic time.
I highly recommend it.
Anybody out there that's a baseball fan feel freed up? Take a tour.
The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York Actually, one more thing before I go is there was a part with, like, baseball cards in there towards like the top floor.
It believes that was pretty cool.
There was an exhibit with baseball cards as well.
I had, like, the early baseball cards all the way back.
We're like the bubble gum, she paper or tobacco paper in the back.
How they used to make baseball cards early in the day, and then it went from like the cards back in the 19 hundreds, and they grouped them by year, all the way up to the present day cards in like 2018 2019 which is so called to see how the baseball cards evolved over time.
But this has been a rap here.
I definitely love that they're at the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday.
I highly recommend it to you guys as well.
Anybody who's baseball lovers.
Definitely take a look at the peaceful Hall of Fame and toward if you're in the area of Cooperstown, New York, if you guys ever have a chance.
But thank you guys so much for watching this video, this my personal review and experience here from touring the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown on Sunday.
Thank you guys so much years.
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