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Cooperstown's mayor talks Induction Weekend

By  Meggie Zahneis

Ever wondered who the man behind baseball's most beloved town is?
Wonder no more! Meet the mayor of Cooperstown, NY: Jeff Katz.
Katz, a nine-year Cooperstown resident, discussed the "magic" of his village (which 1,800 call home), the town's appreciation of America's pastime, the difference between "normal Cooperstown" and "Induction Weekend Cooperstown," and more.
Meggie Zahneis, winner of the 2011 Breaking Barriers essay contest, earned the job of youth correspondent for in the fall of '11. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.