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Field trips today are different from what adults remember

On Board Online • September 18, 2017

By Cathy Woodruff
Senior Writer

At the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, fifth-graders Logan Cornelius and Landon Albertina slipped their hands into tattered old mitts and clutched vintage baseballs known as "lemon peels." They laughed as they tried on oversized chest protectors, shin guards and masks.

In spite of the laughter, the activities they and other Sherburne-Earlville students enjoyed during a three-hour visit to the Hall of Fame in May were aimed at more than fun.

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