Hoboken may be officially and unofficially known as "The Birthplace of Baseball," but two other Hudson County towns are about to be represented in the Cooperstown, N.Y. Baseball Hall of Fame as well - albeit temporarily. The Weehawken High School baseball team will play Union Hill in a game at the Hall of Fame's legendary Doubleday Field on Sunday, April 30, beginning at 10 a.m. Both Weehawken's baseball and softball teams will make the weekend trip to upstate New York for the memorable occasion. "Most of the kids have never been to the Hall of Fame," said Weehawken veteran baseball coach Tony Colasurdo. "The trip helps to bring about team unity. It's a great experience for them." Each year, Colasurdo tries to plan a trip during Easter vacation in order to enable his team to see other parts of the country. Two years ago, the team went to play a game in Boston. Last year, the team went to play a game in Baltimore. Four years ago, Weehawken went to Cooperstown to play Bergen County Scholastic League rival Harrison at Doubleday Field, but the game was postponed due to snow. "Just as the game was about to start, the snow started to fall, so we never played," Colasurdo said. "Hopefully, this time the weather will be better and we'll be able to play." Weehawken athletic director Richard Terpak was the brains behind the trip. He once again wrote to the Baseball Hall of Fame Executive Director William Guilfoyle - a Hudson County native - to see if there was a possibility to play a game while visiting Cooperstown. When Terpak received approval, he then went to work to find a suitable opponent. At first, BCSL rival Hasbrouck Heights agreed to make the trip, but pulled out at the last minute, due to cost restrictions. Terpak then reached out to neighboring Union Hill, whose baseball team is now coached by Weehawken alumnus Jimmy Walsh, perhaps the best pitcher in the history of the school. Walsh had spent the last seven years as the head coach at River Dell High School, but has returned to his roots to take over the Hillers' program this year. "We usually scrimmage Union Hill, because they're so close to us," Colasurdo said. "We mentioned it to Jimmy that we didn't have a team to play in Cooperstown, so he was interested to take his team. It's a natural fit, considering he's from Weehawken. Unfortunately, I never got the chance to coach him, but my wife was his second grade teacher." And Weehawken assistant coach Anthony Stratton was a teammate of Walsh's at Weehawken. Although Walsh spent seven years as a coach of River Dell, this game will mark the first time that he is coaching against his alma mater. It's a fact that some of the current Weehawken players have already recognized. "I've heard that he was a very good pitcher," Weehawken left-handed pitcher Khendry Veras said. "Everybody talks about how good he was. Well, we want to go up there and kick his team's butt." The team has been planning for the trip for months. To raise money for the trip, the team sold Spiekermann pies at Thanksgiving and have recently conducted a T-shirt sale. The Weehawken Booster Club also is picking up some of the cost for the trip, enabling the softball team to go as well, although they will not be able to play a game while there. But all of the students will be able to visit the museum and see all of major league baseball's precious memorabilia. "I think it's going to be a great time and a great game," Colasurdo said. "The only thing we'll miss is having our own fans there. But there will be a lot of people in the stands, people who visit the museum, then come over to watch the game. It gets pretty crowded. It's a nice venue and a nice park, something that the kids will always remember. Going to the Baseball Hall of Fame is something that they may never get a chance to do again. It's going to be great for everyone." The players are certainly excited. "I've been really looking forward to it for a long time," said catcher Fernando Fuentes. "I've always thought about going to the Hall of Fame, and now we're going. It's going to be fun." "We're getting a chance to play in a place like that," Mike Maione said. "It's really amazing. People will be watching us from all over the country. I'm very excited." Colasurdo has one last wish. "I hope we get a win out of it," he laughed. The Indians have already done their fair share of winning this season, emerging victorious from five of their first six games. A win at the Hall of Fame will only add to the team's fine spring.