Danny Clinkscale

Base Line Health Weekend in Cooperstown features book signing

Published Aug 6, 2017 at 9:00am

COOPERSTOWN — The National Baseball Hall of Fame will hold its inaugural Base Line Health Weekend Aug. 18-20, featuring a presentation and book-signing by Danny Clinkscale.

Clinkscale, who worked in Utica at WIBX early in his career, will be signing his new book, “Leaving Cancer for the Circus.” He’s scheduled to have a presentation and book signing on Aug. 19 at 2 p.m. and on Aug. 20 at 11 a.m.

According to the publisher, the book chronicles the most eventful year of Clinkscale’s life which took the veteran sportscaster along for the exhilarating ride of the hometown Kansas city Royals’ back-to-back World Series appearances. It also brought the challenge of a cancer diagnosis.

In his book, Clinkscale tells the story of his journey from diagnosis to solo road trip through the Black Hills, and flashes back to many events in his life and career. That includes his time as a young broadcaster at WIBX in Utica in the Cooperstown area.

He broadcast games in the New York-Penn League, Syracuse University Sports, and was the play-by-play announcer for several Hall of Fame games in Cooperstown before joining 810 WHB in Kansas City.

Books will be available for purchase before and after the discussion. A portion of each sale goes to Coaches vs. Cancer. 

Also are part of the weekend, a blood drive will take place on Aug. 19 and free cancer screenings will be held on Aug. 20.

Hall of Fame staff will also host presentations on notable ballplayers who have been stricken with cancer, but have staged remarkable comebacks and continued their careers. 

For more on the weekend, call 607-547-0362. Additional details are also available online at: http://baseballhall.org/events/base-heath-awareness?date=0