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Fans get a peek at games greatest during Hall of Fame weekend's Parade of Legends

By Meggie Zahneis/

Throw together a beloved baseball town, plenty of people and an ensemble of some of the game's greatest waving from truck beds, and what do you get?

The annual Parade of Legends, that's what.

A group of dapperly dressed Hall of Famers treated fans to a procession down Cooperstown's Main Street at 6 PM on Saturday.

At the start of the parade, some fans ran into the street in search of high-fives from Hall of Famers, and emcee Gary Thorne offered Reds and Cubs-themed trivia questions for the sea of red- and blue-clad Barry Larkin and Ron Santo fans.

Players filed into the Hall of Fame at the parade's conclusion for cocktails. Fans, who had staked out spots along the parade route for hours, would leave with memories of seeing their favorite Hall of Famers in the flesh and plenty of pictures on their cameras.

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.