Cooperstown insists it can still thrive

Updated: January 23, 2013, 4:33 PM ET
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

Jeff Katz wants everyone to know that Cooperstown will be OK.

The mayor of the small village in upstate New York that houses the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum says that not having a living inductee this summer, for the first time since 1965, won't put his town's stores out of business.

"The idea that this will seriously hurt our town is just not true," Katz said.

Katz, who has held the top political office in the town of about 1,850 people since last ...

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