Photos: Pedro Martinez Inducted Into Hall of Fame at Cooperstown.

I’m back in Boston after an incredible couple of days in Cooperstown, New York, where I was sent to shoot the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame induction weekend. Former Red Sox pitcher, Pedro Martinez, was inducted as a member of the class of 2015 alongside Craig Biggio, John Smoltz, and Randy Johnson.

This was my first visit to Cooperstown, so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I quickly learned that the weekend was going to be a busy one, with seemingly one event, press conference, parade, private party, or appearance happening after the other. It was exhausting, but also an experience I won’t forget for quite some time. 

It was neat to be around so many legends of the game at one time, particularly some that I grew up watching.

I’m grateful for the opportunity to have gone! Here is a gallery of photos from the weekend in Cooperstown, as well as the number retirement ceremony back here at Fenway Park.

Tony La Russa.

"St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa looks on from the dugout during an interleague baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, June 30, 2011 in Baltimore."

This year’s two interleague series at Camden Yards have brought two legendary managers to Baltimore. 

It was neat sitting next to La Russa as he operated. He’s both quiet and intense at the same time. He seems to have no tolerance for mistakes, however small or inconsequential they may seem at the time.

At least those were the impressions I got of him. Then again, I really wasn’t paying attention besides snapping these few frames into the dugout. 

Baltimore Orioles Photography: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 vs. St. Louis Cardinals

"St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter reacts after throwing a complete game against the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday, June 29, 2011 in Baltimore."

"St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa congratulates starting pitcher Chris Carpenter after throwing a complete game against the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday, June 29, 2011 in Baltimore."

“Baltimore Orioles photography.”

Or, more like ‘Chris Carpenter Photography: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 vs. Baltimore Orioles.’ 

The Cardinals’ starting pitcher was lights out all night, only allowing one run in his complete game outing. There wasn’t much else in the way of action, obviously, so I posted his end of game reactions instead. 

This game’s “Thing I Learned:” I don’t know why it took me until now to bring a second body along to shoot with. Having the option of two different lenses to shoot with at once is not rocket science.