Tag Archives: Baseball Hall Of Fame

Hall Of Famer Pete Hill Finally Getting A Plaque After Lots Of Controversy In Virginia County

Negro League legend and Baseball Hall Of Famer Pete Hill may or may not have been born in Culpeper County Virginia. After much debate as to whether or not Hill had been born in the county, the Culpeper County Board of Supervisors voted to fund half the cost of a plaque to honor Hill at their Culpeper Community Sports Complex. The story link below talks about the interesting debate about where Hill actually was born and how historians clashed with board members during the meeting to decide if the city would help fund the project.

Culpeper to fund plaque for Negro League star — Fredericksburg.com

Guy That Got Bryce Harper To Sign His Mickey Mantle Baseball Makes Hall Of Fame Induction Day Music Video

You may remember Brian, the fellow who got Bryce Harper to sign his Mickey Mantle autographed baseball and threw a baseball into the woods after Pete Rose refused to sign it (see second and third videos below). Well he has also graced the YouTube world with this gem documenting his journey to Cooperstown for Hall of Fame induction weekend with a music video set to Jeremih’s hit single Down On Me. Brian jumps into the action with lip syncing and dance moves outside of the Hall Of Fame doors. You also get cameos by a number of major league baseball Hall Of Famers. Two minutes of outstanding entertainment.

Former Cleveland Indians Great Larry Doby Honored On U.S. Postage Stamp

He’s a Hall of Famer, a 7x All Star, a World Series champion, and was the second African American player in baseball, and the first in the American League. Now Larry Doby will be honored with a postage stamp as part of a 2012 series featuring “Major League Baseball All Stars”. In the story you can see the stamp, and learn more about Doby through the words of Charleston RiverDogs president Mike Veeck, whose father Bill Veeck brough Doby to the Cleveland Indians in 1947.

Doby’s No. 2 status earns stamp of approval — PostAndCourier.com

Former Yankees Outfielder Bernie Williams Plays Take Me Out To The Ballgame On His Guitar At The Hall Of Fame

Former New York Yankees outfielder Bernie Williams is an avid musician. He has released two CD’s, The Journey Within in 2003, and Moving Forward in 2009. In addition Williams authored the recently released book Rhythms Of The Game: The Link Between Musical & Athletic Performance. While time will tell if Williams’ baseball talents land him in Cooperstown, it was his musical talents that drew a packed house a the Major League Baseball Hall Of Fame on Friday for a concert and book signing. In the video Williams strums out Take Me Out To The Ballgame on his guitar.