Baseball Hall of Fame President Josh Rawitch, back left, holds the plaque of Bud Fowler, while he stood on stage with the three living members of the Class of 2022: Jim Kaat, Tony Oliva and David Ortiz, who were joined by Sharon Rice-Miñoso, the wife of Minnie Miñoso; Dr. Angel Terry, the niece of Buck O’Neil; and Irene Hodges, the daughter of Gil Hodges in Cooperstown July 25, 2022. (Photo courtesy John Minchillo, Associated Press)

Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,I, Ref-Brookfield) joined several other legislators and local officials in Cooperstown to congratulate the Class of 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees. This year’s class included Bud Fowler, Gil Hodges, Jim Kaat, Minnie Miñoso, Tony Oliva, Buck O’Neil and David Ortiz. The seven were honored on a stage outside Clarks Sports Center, where a sea of fans and spectators joined to watch the historic moment.

“It was such an honor to witness these dedicated men be awarded the honor of being inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame,” said Salka. “Hearing David Ortiz speak really put into perspective the hard work, dedication, and self-discipline that it takes to be a truly tremendous athlete. I have the utmost respect for these men and the legacy that they leave behind.”

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