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Out of the blue . . . even as we drove! I had NO clue where I was driving us to (yes, I drove). 268 miles to destination seemed pretty long. At first I guessed Cooperstown. My wife, "No, no. Just keep driving."

Sure enough, we zipped right passed the turnoff for Cooperstown. Now, I'm really stumped. My Garmin (GPS. Good product by the way, not a bad stock either) tells me to get off the highway. Thirty miles of two lane roads later, we're deep in up state New York amidst wonderful scenery. Still no idea what I'm in for until I see a sign, "Cooperstown 3/4 mile". I'm going to the Baseball Hall of Fame! My sneaky wife took me in the back way. Pretty good!

I have never been before and unfortunately we had very little time to stay since we only went for the day (that's right, over 500 miles in a day . . . for a day trip!), but I was like a kid in a candy store! Fifty years old and I had the time of my life!

Clete Boyer was there on Main St. signing autographs. Nicest guy you'd ever meet. Had a great time talking with him. Talked about the '64 World Series where he and Ken were opposing third basemen, Maris, Harry Caray, Jack and Joe Buck, McCarver, whether McGwire will get in to the Hall. Saw his '62 World Series Championship Ring.

He signed a pair of identical photos for me from the '64 World Series with Mantle, Stottlemyer, Maris and him in it. One goes to my closest friend who happens to be a die hard Yankee fan and I'll keep the other.

The visit was too short, so my wife and I are going back in September.

What a day!

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