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May 22, 2014

Obama's in Cooperstown

Marine One touched down in Cooperstown at 3:07 p.m. and the motorcade made the short drive to the Baseball Hall of Fame, arriving at 3:16 p.m.

A large crowd of protesters chanting "End fracking now!" greeted the motorcade outside the museum. They waved an assortment of anti-fracking signs.

As a part of the president’s push to create more good jobs in the United States by supporting travel and tourism, the President Obama is visiting the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Before his remarks, which will be able to be seen online at www.whitehouse.gov/live, the president will be led on a tour by Jeff Idelson, president of the Hall of Fame. Andre Dawson, inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010, will join the president for the tour. Obama will view exhibits raging from “Diamond Dreams”, highlighting the role of women in baseball to “Pride and Passion,” exploring the history of African Americans in the game, to “Today’s Game,” featuring the stars and accomplishments of today’s stars. Among the artifacts he will see include: Jackie Robinson’s jersey, Babe Ruth’s bat, Jim Thome’s 500th home run baseball, as well as the ball thrown by President Taft, for the first presidential first pitch.

 

 

 

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