Comments on: Visiting Cooperstown [Part 2] http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8332 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8332/comment-page-1#comment-53519 Mon, 27 Sep 2010 19:30:22 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8332#comment-53519 I went to a SABR convention in Cooperstown some year in the '80s/'90s and got to play in a game of Town Ball -- but alas, not in Doubleday Field.

P.S. Look at all the foul territory in Doubleday Field! It must be murder on batting averages. 🙂

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By: Frank Clingenpeel http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8332/comment-page-1#comment-51921 Thu, 23 Sep 2010 15:14:42 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8332#comment-51921 Hmm...run around the bases at Doubleday Field. I thought how cool it would be to do that back in '50 {and yet, I mean 1950, not when Abner was still there laying out the diamond}. Ah, the memories! Keep 'em coming, I say!

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By: MikeD http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8332/comment-page-1#comment-51866 Thu, 23 Sep 2010 06:48:52 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8332#comment-51866 Jeff Wise @1, if you wait for a Mariner, you may have another five or six years. Edgar could make it in, but I'm thinking even if he is elected it'll take a number of votes, meaning The Big Unit or The Kid are the most likely first candidates. You can go now and then again when a Mariner is elected.

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By: Steve Lombardi http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8332/comment-page-1#comment-51732 Wed, 22 Sep 2010 20:48:11 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8332#comment-51732 Tmckelv - great story. Funny, in 2003, 2005 and 2008, when I was there, no games were played when I went to Doubleday - and the thought to go on the field never entered my mind. I guess having my kids run the bases after games in the minors and indy leagues, the last couple of years, has now planted a seed with me.

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By: Tmckelv http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8332/comment-page-1#comment-51720 Wed, 22 Sep 2010 20:32:10 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8332#comment-51720 I went to Cooperstown in the fall of 1977 (8 years old) and I remember wanting so badly to just run around the bases of Doubleday Field. Sadly it was locked to visitors (or so my parents told me). They probably didn't want me to get my Toughskins dirty sliding into 3rd. 🙂

Thanks again, for the pictures.

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By: Steve Lombardi http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8332/comment-page-1#comment-51665 Wed, 22 Sep 2010 17:11:38 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8332#comment-51665 Again, my pleasure to share Jeff. And, agreed, it would be cool to play on that field. Heck, I'm even thinking, the next time I'm there, if there's no game, I might just sneak on the field and run around the bases for some fun!

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By: Jeff Wise http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8332/comment-page-1#comment-51662 Wed, 22 Sep 2010 17:05:37 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8332#comment-51662 Thanks again for sharing these photos and your experience. Scratch what I said yesterday about visiting only after a Mariner was inducted. I want to play in one of those games at Doubleday Field. Thanks again Steve.

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