Today, Sandberg will help the Hall of Fame launch a national registry featured in the BASE program that allows for participants to sign a life pledge to live and play free of performance-enhancing substances following the conclusion of online education material from the BASE program, which is available online at beasuperiorexample.org. The national registry will live in Cooperstown, allowing those who have made the pledge to see their names when visiting the museum, alongside the game’s greats.
Sandberg will also visit area Otsego County schools on Friday to share these messages of healthy living with area middle and high school students as a part of his appearance in Cooperstown.
“Performance enhancing drugs are very dangerous, lethal, and they are against the rules in professional baseball,” Sandberg said in the release. “Baseball does not need players to take shortcuts and to be misled that illegal drugs helps their performance and that they have anything to gain from that.”
A ticket is required for the Oct. 6 “Voices of the Game” event and costs $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. Tickets are available by calling 547-0397. For more information on Character and Courage Weekend, visit www.baseballhall.org .