Ray Mabus, the Secretary of the US Navy, announced yesterday at the Hall of Fame that he has named a new ship the USS Cooperstown. Mabus was in Cooperstown to honor those ballplayers who served in World War II. The new ship—a new class called a littoral combat ship—was commissioned to help rebuild the U.S. fleet. Said Jane Forbes Clark, chairperson of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, "I feel very confident, on behalf of Cooperstown, to say thank you Mr. Secretary. Wow." Indeed!