Come to Cooperstown in Comfort—On a Charter Bus!
If you love America’s pastime, you have to make the journey to Cooperstown at least once in your life…and what better time to come than during the annual Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. This year’s class will be formally welcomed into the hallowed hall on Sunday, July 30, at 1:30 pm. The ceremony will be held at the Clark Sports Center and there’s no cost to attend. Many of the legends of the game, already inducted, will be there to honor the new members, and you can be, too! But there’s going to be a crowd—you don’t want to fight traffic and try to find a place to park. Why not gather your baseball buds and rent a charter bus from BusRental.com. You can fully enjoy the festivities while we take care of the details.
The 2017 Inductees into the National Baseball Hall of Fame
Inductees into the National Baseball Hall of Fame are selected by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA). BBWAA members are provided with a ballot of eligible players and must complete the ballot by January. The ballots included two specific categories of players: (1) Any player who received at least 5% of the vote in 2016, but was not elected to the Hall of Fame, and (2) Specific individuals chosen by a screening committee who had been retired from the game for at least five years. Each member of the BBWAA is allowed to vote for ten eligible players. Any player receiving at least 75% of the votes is elected to the Hall of Fame.
The players chosen for induction in 2017 include:
- Jeff Bagwell: Bagwell, or “Bags,” as he was known by fans and teammates, spent his entire 15-year career with the Houston Astros, earning the National League’s Rookie of the Year award in 1991. Along with fellow Astros Craig Biggio and Lance Berkman, he was part of the vaunted “Killer B’s,” the core players who led Houston to a first or second place finish all but one year from 1994 through 2005. He led Houston to the playoffs six times and took the team to the World Series in 2005. Bagwell was unanimously selected as the NL Most Valuable Player in 1994 and was named to four all-star teams. Bagwell was in his 7th year of eligibility.
- Tim Raines: Raines, known as “Rock,” spent 23 years in the bigs, debuting in September, 1979 for the Montreal Expos and finishing his career with the Florida Marlins in 2002. He won the National League batting championship in 1986, when he hit a career-high .334. He was named to the All-Star team seven times, led the National League in stolen bases four times and finished his career with 808 thefts, 5th on the all-time list. This was his last year of eligibility.
- Ivan Rodriguez—”Pudge,” the 1999 American League Most Valuable Player, played for six different teams during a 20-year professional career, most of them with the Texas Rangers. Considered by many to be one of the best defensive catchers in the history of the game, Rodriguez won 13 Gold Gloves, as well as seven Silver Slugger Awards. He appeared in 14 All-Star games and won the World Series with the Florida Marlins in 2003. He holds the major league record for games played as a catcher, as well as the record for putouts by a catcher. This was his first year of eligibility.
In addition, two baseball executives, John Schuerholz and Bud Selig, will be inducted. Schuerholz was a front-office man for the Kansas City Royals and Atlanta Braves, winning a World Series ring for each franchise. Selig served as team owner and president of the Milwaukee Brewers before becoming the 9th Commissioner of Baseball in 1998.
A Charter Bus Rental—Your Best Way into the Hall of Fame!!
A trip to Cooperstown and the Hall of Fame Induction ceremony is something you’ll cherish the rest of your life. Don’t turn your trip into work. Let us handle the details. With a charter bus from BusRental.com, you can relax with friends and family while we do the driving. There are many good reasons to travel by charter bus:
- It’s safe and secure—There’s no other mode of travel that’s as safe as a bus. Our professional drivers all undergo extensive training to prepare them for any situation. In addition, because of the limited access to our buses, you and your personal items will always be safe and secure.
- Bus travel if reliable and flexible—We’ll pick you up and drop you off where you want to be when you want to be there. You won’t ever have to worry about a map or about missing anything. And you won’t have to choose from a number of prepackaged trips—you tell us where and when you want to go, and we’ll get you there.
- It’s the best deal around—There’s no other mode of transportation that’s more affordable—with the money you save, you can bring home cherished mementos from your trip to the Hall of Fame.
- You’ll have room to move!—Our coaches are spacious, with luxurious and comfy seats, and you can get up any time you want to.
- There’s a coach that just right for you—We have a wide variety of buses, so we’ll have the right one to meet your specific needs.
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