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Wade Boggs: Hall of Fame 2005
Hall of Fame
By MARC TOPKIN
Published July 24, 2005
WHAT: Wade Boggs' induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
WHEN/WHERE: 1:30 p.m. July 31; Coopers-town, N.Y.
COVERAGE: ESPN Classic and ESPN radio; audiocast at baseballhalloffame.org.
OTHER INDUCTEES: Ryne Sandberg, Peter Gammons (writers wing), Jerry Coleman (broadcasters wing).
MASTER OF CEREMONIES: George Grande.
OTHER ATTENDEES: 52 of the 60 living Hall of Famers are expected, including Sparky Anderson, Yogi Berra, George Kell, Sandy Koufax, Bill Mazeroski, Stan Musial, Mike Schmidt and Earl Weaver. Boggs said nearly 150 friends and relatives from the bay area are making the trip.
IF YOU WANT TO GO: Flying to Albany, N.Y., and driving about 90 minutes to Cooperstown might be the best bet. Admission is free, and seating is unlimited. The induction is held on the grounds of the Clark Sports Center (weather permitting), a mile from the Hall. Blanket or lawn chairs are recommended. The ceremony usually lasts 2-3 hours.
ALSO: There will be a rededication ceremony of the Hall, marking completion of a three-year, $20-million renovation, at 1 p.m. Friday.
DETAILS: Call toll-free 1-888-425-5633 or (607) 547-7200; baseballhalloffame.org.