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Tribe In '05 wrote:Back in 2000, the Hall of Fame started this thing where they'd invite prominent HOF-er's to Cooperstown for small group get-togethers with "Friends of the Hall of Fame" members. I had joined already and my friend told me that Bob Feller would be the guest on Memorial Day. So I flew in from Phoenix and my buddy flew in from Greensboro for this event.
Sidebar: This was also the weekend where we went to Yankee stadium for the Sox-NY game where Pedro and Clemens matched up in an "Instant Classic" on EPSN.....amazing game.
We had all of our Indians gear on and went to meet Mr. Feller. He sits down and immediately tells the few Yankees fans present to "pipe down and behave" and thanks us for wearing our Indians gear. After the meet-n-greet, we all went to his plaque in the Hall. All of us got pictures with him and he signed a ball, an 8 x 10 of his induction day photo, and a Bob Feller postcard.
I ended up having the 8 x 10, the postcard (with the Cooperstown postmark) and the HOF admission ticket framed professionally. It hangs in my office and is a real conversation piece.
Mr. Feller was truly humble and thankful. I can only imagine his numbers had he not served his country during WWII.
SuptownSpartans34 wrote:I also met Kris Benson and ate lunch with him.
Madison wrote:SuptownSpartans34 wrote:I also met Kris Benson and ate lunch with him.
I wouldn't mind eating lunch with Mrs. Anna Benson.
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