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Baseball HOF Expecting Another Large Crowd For July's Induction Ceremony

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 20 / 17

Baseball HOF President Jeff Idelson said this summer’s induction ceremony in Cooperstown, fueled by another robust class of popular players, will again be among the largest in the institution’s history. The HOF on Thursday formally introduced the three players elected by the BBWAA: Jeff ...

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Pro Cycling Returning To Colorado In '17

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Infantino Says World Cup May Expand To 48 Countries

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Safeway Open Suffers From Woods' Withdrawal

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Officials Expect Bigger Crowds For '18 Ryder Cup

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