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June 20, 2011

Street Talk: June 20, 2011

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---- — Who's your favorite member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown?

"Phil Niekro. I just saw him. You've got to love a knuckle-ball thrower."

Adam Kelly, Ballston Lake

"Earl Averill. He was a center fielder, and a great-uncle of mine."

Tom Averill, Saugerties

"Mike Schmidt. Greatest third baseman ever, and a real nice guy."

Martha Watson, Bryn Mawr, Pa.

"Jackie Robinson. What didn't he do? He was the first African American major league player and apparently he never lost his temper."

Alex Watson, 13, Bryn Mawr, Pa.

"Goose Gossage. I just love his personality and pitching abilities. He's just an all-around great guy."

Lynn Skowron, Pittsfield, Ma.

"Cal Ripken Jr. His love for the game showed in the way he played."

Dan Davoulas, Edmeston