Hall to display rare Ruth jersey
The earliest-known uniform top worn by Babe Ruth has been loaned to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, the museum announced in a media release Wednesday.
Ruth's New York Yankees road gray jersey _ circa-1920 _ features "NEW YORK" across the chest in blue lettering. "Ruth, G.H." _ the last name and initials of George Herman Ruth _ is written inside the collar in faded pink script.
It will be on display in the Babe Ruth Gallery today through the 2013 Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, although the Hall will take it off display from July 24-Aug. 9 this year for undisclosed reasons. Barry Larkin and Ron Santo will enter the Hall during the 2012 Induction Weekend, which runs July 20-23.
The Hall's media release states the jersey is on loan from an anonymous donor who purchased it in an auction last month.
Ruth was part of the Hall's inaugural class in 1936.
OBGC basketball camp starts Sunday
The Oneonta Boys and Girls Club will host a basketball camp Sunday through Tuesday for youths in grades K-11.
Cost is $50 and includes a T-shirt and a basketball.
Grades K-5 will meet from 3:30-6 p.m. Sunday and from 8:30-11 a.m. Monday and Tuesday. Grades 6-11 will meet from 6:30-9 p.m. Sunday and from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
For more information, call Jerry Mackey at 607-436-9259 or the OBGC at 607-432-1133.
Soccer series continues Monday
The Headwaters Soccer Club is accepting registrations for its summer camps, which are for boys and girls ages 7-17. Team camps also are available.
Cost to attend is $60 per week, which includes a T-shirt and a water bottle for each participant. Area coaches and players will conduct the camps, which run from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Robinson-Broadhurst Camp at Worcester Central runs Monday through July 6.
Other camps are the Middleburgh Telephone Company Camp at Mine Kill State Park (July 9-13); the Hunter Mountain Camp at Mine Kill (July 16-20); the NYCM Insurance-Chobani Camp at Edmeston Central (July 23-27); the Audi Oneonta-N.Y. Power Authority Camp at Mine Kill (July 30-Aug. 3) and the WELL-Wightman Specialty Woods Camp at Oneonta State (Aug. 6-10).
Delaware County youths will receive free bus transportation to and from the programs of their choice thanks to a grant of $3,125 from the A. Lindsay and Olive B. O'Connor Foundation. To register or for information on bus transportation, visit the website headwaterssoccer.com or call the NYPA at 1-800-724-0309.
Hall's next Authors Series event Tuesday
The National Baseball Hall of Fame will continue its Authors Series at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Bullpen Theater. The series features special lectures and book signings and is included with regular admission.
Tuesday's installment is "Bill Veeck: Baseball's Greatest Maverick" by Paul Dickson.
Other installments are as follows:
July 10: "Pinstripe Empire: The New York Yankees from Before the Babe to After the Boss" by Marty Appel, 1 p.m.
July 20: "Rick Ferrell: Knuckleball Catcher" by Kerrie Ferrell, 2 p.m.
July 24: "Banzai Babe Ruth: Baseball, Espionage & Assassination During the 1934 Tour of Japan" by Rob Fitts, 1 p.m.
Aug. 14: "Fenway Park: The Centennial" by Saul Wisnia, 1 p.m.
Aug. 28: "Fenway Park: A Salute to the Coolest, Cruelest, Longest-Running Major League Baseball Stadium in America" by John Powers and Ron Driscoll, 1 p.m.
For more information, visit the website www.baseballhall.org.
Registration for tennis tourney is open
Registration for the fifth annual Golden Guernsey/Heavens Hands Round Robin Doubles Tennis Tournament will continue through 5 p.m. Thursday.
Men's, women's and mixed-doubles matches are scheduled to run July 9-13 at Wilber Park.
Entry forms are available online at oneonta.ny.us/recreation and at the recreation office in Neahwa Park. Completed forms must be dropped off at the recreation office or mailed to Recreation Department, c/o City Hall, 258 Main St., Oneonta, NY 13820.
Cost is $10 per person and must be paid at the time of registration via check or money order payable to "City of Oneonta." For more information, call 607-432-0680.
Presbyterian golf tournament July 7
Colonial Ridge Golf in Laurens will host the 12th annual Gilbertsville Presbyterian Church Golf Tournament on July 7.
Tournament registration will run before the 8 a.m. tee time. The captain-and-crew tournament is open to the public.
For more information, call Colonial Ridge at 607-263-5291 or Richard Keene at 607-783-2328.
Basketball in Delhi starts July 7
The Delaware County Community Action Network will hold its annual Bald Eagle basketball skills clinic and tournament from 4-6:30 p.m. Saturdays from July 7-Aug. 11 at Delhi's Clark Court.
Players ages 16 and younger are invited to play. Tournament teams will be selected from the pool of participants.
For more information or to volunteer, call Ben Bray at 607-435-2516 or Will Outsen at 607-746-8070.
Hartwick summer camps continue
Hartwick College will host the following youth sports camps this summer.
Competitive Swimming I (boys and girls 8-18): Stroke technique camp run by Rothenberger from July 8-14. Residents $555; Commuters $450.
Competitive Swimming II (boys and girls 8-18): Stroke technique, sprint and distance camp run by Rothenberger from July 15-21. Residents $555; Commuters $450.
Competitive Swimming III (boys and girls 8-18): Stroke technique camp run by Rothenberger from July 22-28. Residents $555; Commuters $450.
Soccer I (boys and girls 9-18): Run by men's soccer coach John Scott from July 8-12. Residents $550; Commuters $400.
Soccer II (boys and girls 9-18): Run by Scott from July 14-18. Residents $550; Commuters $400.
Field Hockey (12-18): Run by field hockey coach Anna Meyer from July 22-26. Residents $475; Commuters $375.
For more information, call 607-431-7000 or email email@example.com.
Softball camp to run July 9-11
The Oneonta Boys and Girls Club will host a softball camp at Oneonta High from 9-11 a.m. July 9-11.
OHS varsity softball coach Randy Brockway will run the camp, which is designed for girls entering grades 4-8 and will run rain or shine.
Cost is $25 and registration is required. For more information, call the OBGC at 607-432-1133.
O-State basketball camp July 9-13
Oneonta State will host the Red Dragon Basketball Camp from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 9-13.
The camp is for boys and girls ages 6-17. Cost is $155 per camper and includes a T-shirt and a string bag.
For more information, call O-State men's basketball coach Vince Medici at 607-436-3280 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hall's All-Star Gala set for July 10
The National Baseball Hall Fame in Cooperstown will host its annual All-Star Gala on July 10.
The Hall will show live television coverage of Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in the Grandstand Theater at 8 p.m. July 10. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m.
Fans will be treated to hot dogs and ballpark-style snacks, along with a limited-edition, commemorative All-Star Gala button. Scorecards will be distributed to fans, and official All-Star Game programs will be available for purchase.
Tickets are available for museum members and cost $10 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets may be reserved in advance by calling the museum's membership department at 607-547-0397 or by visiting the Hall.
For more information, visit the website www.baseballhall.org.
DC amateur golf set for July 13-15
The Delhi College Golf Course will host the 47th annual Delaware County Men's Amateur Golf Tournament from July 13-15.
The tournament features a championship division and five handicap flights and is open to members of Delaware County golf courses and Delaware County residents. Cost to enter is $100.
Applications are available at all Delaware County golf courses or by calling the Delhi College Golf Course at 607-746-4653.
Golf tourney July 14 at Ouleout
The Schenevus Fire Department Golf Tournament will begin with a 9 a.m. shotgun start July 14 at the Ouleout Creek Golf Course in Franklin.
Cost to enter the captain-and-crew event is $50 per person. The tournament will feature contests for longest drive, closest to the pin and putting. Skins and mulligans will be available.
To sign up, call Darlean Comino at 607-434-7371 or the Ouleout Creek Golf Course.
Bench to appear at golf classic July 17
National Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench will be the featured guest for The Business Council of New York State's fifth annual Business Council Member Golf Classic, which is scheduled for July 17 in Cooperstown.
A 14-time All-Star for the Cincinnati Reds, Bench also will join members for a reception and dinner at the Otesaga Resort Hotel. Afterward, he will serve as the keynote speaker at an exclusive reception in the Plaque Gallery of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. For more information, visit the website www.bcnys.org/whatsnew/events/MemberGolfClassic.htm.
Golf tournament July 17 at Stamford
The Sacred Heart/St. Annas Council 1322 of Stamford will host the 10th annual Father Whalen Golf Tournament at 10 a.m. July 14 at the Stamford Golf Club.
The scramble tournament will begin with a shotgun start and feature trophies for the winners, door prizes for all a continental breakfast, lunch, a one-hour open bar and dinner.
Cost is $75 per player and includes a greens fees, cart, a fun bag and golf balls.
Sponsorships are available for carts ($100), tees ($250), driving range ($250) and supreme ($1,500). For more information, call George Bergleitner at 607-652-3311 or Robert Comenzo at 607-278-5387.
Oneonta State to host track meets
The Oneonta State athletic department will host Twilight Track & Field meets at 7 p.m. July 17 and July 31. The meets are free. Events include the 50-meter dash, the 100, the 200, the 400, the 800, the mile, the 3,000 and the high jump (if facilities are available).
YMCA/Outlaws 5K set for July 18
The Oneonta Family YMCA/Oneonta Outlaws 5K Fun Run will start at 6 p.m. July 18 outside Damaschke Field. The course will follow the former Tiger Run course and finishes near home plate. All timing will end at 6:40 p.m., 20 minutes before the start of the Outlaws game against Elmira.
T-shirts are guaranteed to those who register by July 11. For more information or an application, call 607-432-0010 or visit the website www.oneontaymca.org.
O-State to host golf event July 21
The Oneonta State athletics department will hold its second annual Coaches Golf Classic on July 21 at the Oneonta Country Club.
The captain-and-crew event will open with a 1 p.m. shotgun start and award prizes for first, second and third place in two flights. Prizes will be awarded for longest drive and closest to the pin as well. Cost is $100 per golfer. For more information, call 607-436-3494.
Girls basketball camp July 22-25
The Oneonta State women's basketball program will host an overnight/commuter camp for girls ages 10-18 from July 22-25.
The camp is designed to develop fundamentals. Camp counselors include present team members.
Cost is $295 for residents and $255 for commuters. A non-refundable deposit of $35 is required with each application. Applications and other forms are available online at www.oneontaathletics.com. Full payments are required with registrations received after July 16.
For more information, call O-State women's basketball coach Daphne Thompson at 607-436-2360 or email email@example.com.
Football camp to run July 23-26
Former Unatego varsity football coach Art Rigas will conduct the Oneonta Boys and Girls Club's Football Camp, which runs from 8:30-11:30 a.m. July 23-26 at the Sixth Ward Booster Club Field. The field is on Scramling Ave. in Oneonta, across the street from the OBGC.
Cost is $25 for the camp, which is designed for boys ages 8-12. Campers will be grouped by age.
For more information, call 607-432-1133.
Lacrosse camp starts July 25
The High Octane Lacrosse Camp will run July 25-28 at SUNY Delhi's Clark Field House.
SUNY Delhi coach Bob Leary and his staff will run the overnight camp, which is for boys ages 8-18 and costs $375.
For more information, call Leary at 607-746-4610 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
O-State soccer camp starts July 30
The Oneonta State men's soccer team will host its 37th annual summer soccer camps from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 30-Aug. 3 at the Wright National Soccer Campus in Oneonta.
Head coach Iain Byrne, his staff and players will run the Dragon Camp (ages 6-14) and the Elite Camp (high school players only) for boys and girls.
Cost is $125 per week, with a $10 discount for additional family members. The camps offer free supervision from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. each day.
To receive a brochure or for more information, call Byrne at 607-436-2102 or email email@example.com.
Soccer club to host camp this summer
The Cooperstown Soccer Club and Challenger Sports will host a British Soccer camp from July 30-Aug. 3 at the Elementary School Fields in Cooperstown.
The camp will run Monday through Friday. Youths will be coached by a member of Challenger's British coaching staff and receive a camp T-shirt, a soccer ball, a soccer poster, an individual skills performance evaluation and free access to an educational soccer website. Youths who sign up at least 45 days before the camp also will receive a British Soccer replica jersey valued at $39.
For more information, visit the website www.challengersports.com.
Chamber golf tourney Aug. 9
The Otsego County Chamber and Country Club Auto Group will host its 26th annual Golf Classic on Aug. 9 at the Oneonta Country Club.
The tournament will be a four-person scramble format.
For more information or to register a team, call Shelly Giangrant at 607-432-4500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Golf tournament set for Aug. 11
The Oneonta Country Club will host the 20th annual Hughson-Benson Associates/Mang Insurance Group Firemen's Invitational Golf Tournament on Aug. 11.
Sponsorship money will be awarded to the winning fire department and cash prizes will be given for the best shots on specific holes.
The tournament, which also features a Chinese auction, will benefit the West Oneonta Fire Department as well.
Advertising in a sponsorship book is available as well. For more information, call 607-432-1310.
Hall to host two races Aug. 11
National Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Lou Brock will host the Cooperstown shrine's BASE Race on Aug. 11.
The Hall and Clark Sports Center will sponsor a 5-kilometer family fun run and a 10K competitive run Aug. 11. The races will serve as a foundation for the national launch weekend of the Hall's BASE initiative, which will introduce the concepts of healthy lifestyle choices to a worldwide audience and educate students about the dangers of performance-enhancing substances. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to expand the outreach of the BASE program.
Both BASE races will start and end at the Clark Sports Center. Registration is $25 for adults and $50 for families until July 15. Registration is under way at www.baseballhall.org and www.clarksportscenter.com. Additional details are available online at both sites or by calling the Clark Sports Center at 607-547-2800.
Brock will help open the Hall's BASE exhibit at 9 a.m. Aug. 11, just before the start of races. He also will participate in a moderated Voices of the Game event at 3 p.m. Tickets for the Voices of the Game event cost $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Tickets will be available to museum members starting Monday by calling 607-547-0397. Remaining tickets, if any, will be available to non-members starting Aug. 6.
For more information on BASE, visit the website www.baseballhall.org/base.
New Lisbon to host cycling event
The Upper Susquehanna Pedalers and Paddlers will co-host the Butternut Valley Time Trial on Aug. 11 in New Lisbon.
Online registration at bikereg.com/Net/16772 closes at 6 p.m. Aug. 9. Raceday registration will not be accepted. Sign-ins and number pick-ups will start around noon Aug. 11.
The race begins and ends at 3537 State Highway 51. A route profile is available online at ridewithgps.com/routes/120408.
Riders must be USA Cycling members to participate. One-day licenses may be purchased for $10 apiece.
For more information, call 607-437-2545 or email email@example.com.
Gun shows continue in August
The Midstate Arms Collectors and Shooters Club will host gun shows on the following dates in 2012.
Aug. 12: The Unadilla Gun Show and Flea Market, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Unadilla Rod & Gun Club (free admission).
Nov. 4: The Oneonta Gun Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Oneonta Holiday Inn.
Tables are available for reservation. For more information, call Sandy Ackerman Klinger at 607-748-1010.
Oneonta Little League bus trip Aug. 25
Oneonta Little League is offering a bus trip to Citi Field in New York on Aug. 25, when the Mets host the Houston Astros.
Tickets cost $65 per person and include admission to the game and bus transportation to and from the stadium by Eastern Travel. Alcohol is prohibited.
Checks should be made payable to Oneonta Little League and mailed to 120 Park Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820.
For more information, email Terry Zimmer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outlaws coach offering private lessons
Oneonta Outlaws assistant coach Lou Proietti will run private baseball lessons for players of all ages and skill levels at Damaschke Field this summer.
Proietti also coaches baseball at Georgetown Prep in Maryland. His lessons will focus on hitting, fielding, pitching and throwing.
For more information, call Proietti at 201-232-4325 or email him at email@example.com.