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Posted November 3, 2013 by Carol Martin in Travel
 
 

Historic baseball event at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum



Legends in Major League Baseball are born in October. From riveting seven-game series to late-inning heroics, unforgettable moments in baseball history take place for the duration of the playoffs culminating in the most prestigious baseball occasion, the World Series.

Celebrate America&rsquos pastime and commemorate your favourite MLB legends by participating in a when-in-a-lifetime baseball event assembled by legendary filmmaker Ken Burns at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y. Producer of the Emmy Award-winning PBS documentary series &ldquoBaseball&rdquo, Ken Burns is a famed baseball historian with numerous encounters, stories and experiences to share about the game&rsquos greatest ballplayers.

Burns partnered with Tauck, a leader in premium-high quality guided travel for 88 years, to create &ldquoThe Tauck Baseball Occasion: America&rsquos Pastime&rdquo. This exclusive 4-day baseball occasion (from July 31 &ndash August 3, 2014) involves opportunities to meet Hall of Fame players and interact on Cooperstown&rsquos iconic Doubleday field, enjoy keynote presentations from respected authors, baseball experts and analysts plus experience a VIP right after-hours tour inside the Hall of Fame.

A handful of insights on the insider experiences and noteworthy attendees:

* The 4-day baseball event is open to 130 guests &ndash the cost involves a three-night stay at the historic Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown, N.Y., sightseeing, transportation throughout the tour, meals and specific entertainment. Soon after arriving at The Otesaga Resort you&rsquoll get pleasure from a keynote address from Ken Burns followed by a private cocktail hour for all guests with a chance to meet Burns a single-on-1. The night concludes with a close-up look at all of the historic artifacts and treasures kept in the Baseball Hall of Fame on a special VIP tour.

* The baseball event also characteristics former MLB outfielder and present ESPN baseball analyst Doug Glanville. Glanville spent his nine-year MLB profession playing for the Cubs, Phillies and Rangers. He is one particular of the few people who truly know what it feels like to provide a clutch hit in October &ndash delivering a game-winning triple in the 11th-inning of the 2003 NLCS for the Cubs. Glanville completed his MLB career with 1,110 hits and is also the author of the baseball book, &ldquoThe Game From Where I Stand.&rdquo

* Yet another unique treat is an address from Lois Youngen, former catcher and outfielder in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). Still an active member of the AAGPBL alumni organization, Youngen played for the Kenosha Comets, Fort Wayne Daisies and the South Bend Blue Sox from 1951 to 1954. After baseball she earned her doctorate from Ohio State University and excelled as a physical education instructor for more than 30 years. She also caught a perfect game thrown by Jean Faut in 1953.

* Daniel Okrent, the inventor of Rotisserie League &ldquoFantasy&rdquo Baseball will also be in attendance to discuss legends of baseball&rsquos previous and budding stars of nowadays. The baseball author, editor and journalists wrote &ldquoNine Innings: The Anatomy of a Baseball Game&rdquo amongst other titles.

* Finally take pleasure in a specific chance to interact with members of the Baseball Hall of Fame on Cooperstown&rsquos own Doubleday Field. For the duration of final year&rsquos event hall of famers Phil Niekro and Ozzie Smith took the field with guests sharing pitching and fielding strategies. Take a handful of grounders, fine-tune your curveball and even take a few cuts in the historic batting cages on internet site all with suggestions from a legend.

To learn more about this occasion, get in touch with 800-468-2825, or go to Tauck on the web.


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Carol Martin

 
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