Doxsie: Hall of Fame tour isn’t Cooperstown, but still pretty cool

From SABR member Don Doxsie at the Quad-City Times on July 9, 2016:

People kept telling me I had to check this thing out.

They have put up this massive display on the National Baseball Hall of Fame down on the Davenport riverfront. They’ve taken several large semi trailers, bunched them together with an Imax Theater on the end and plopped it all into the parking lot north of Modern Woodmen Park.

I heard some say it was just like being at the Hall of Fame itself.

The people who said that never have been to Cooperstown, New York, to experience probably the best museum of any kind on the planet.

As the author of two books on baseball history and one of the few residents of the Quad-Cities who is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research, I was skeptical. Those of us who cherish baseball and appreciate history and who have actually been to Cooperstown have the Hall of Fame on a pedestal. This couldn’t be that great. This had to be a cheap imitation.

The verdict: It’s pretty neat. It really is.

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Originally published: July 13, 2016. Last Updated: July 13, 2016.