The mayor also applauded the elected inductees.
“It’s a great class,” said Katz, a former 16-year Chicago resident who has held season tickets at different times for the White Sox and Cubs.
If any Braves fans have considered visiting Cooperstown, this year will be a good time to make the trip from Georgia, Katz said. Induction weekend offers an opportunity for fans to be within 20 feet of players, said Katz.
“They won’t get that opportunity anywhere else,” Katz said.