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Cooperstown gearing up for big induction weekend

Created: 07/25/2014 7:48 PM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

Businesses in the upstate New York home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame are gearing up for the biggest weekend of the summer tourist season.

Cooperstown is expected to be packed with tens of thousands of people for Sunday's induction ceremony featuring Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre.

The Hall of Fame is celebrating its 75th anniversary, and this weekend's festivities will likely be one of the largest crowds ever for an induction weekend. Two weekends in the 1990s drew more than 40,000, but the 2007 induction weekend brought in more than 75,000. Hall of Fame officials say the average crowd for an induction ceremony is about 15,000.

Last year's numbers were way down because no living person was inducted into the Hall of Fame.





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