Baseball's Greatest Weekend to Celebrate Newest Hall of Fame Electees, July 23-26, in Cooperstown

Baseball's greatest weekend will celebrate the careers of three new Hall of Fame inductees while introducing a new lineup of family-friendly activities, as Hall of Fame Weekend 2010 will take place July 23-26 in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Eight-time All-Star outfielder Andre Dawson, long-time umpire Doug Harvey and six-time division-winning manager Whitey Herzog will join the roster of baseball's all-time greats on Sunday, July 25, as they are inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The addition of Dawson, Harvey and Herzog brings to 292 the number of men and women elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Hall of Fame Weekend 2010 will take place July 23-26 in Cooperstown. 

The Induction Ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 25 at the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown. Admission is free and open to the public. The Ceremony, which will also be televised on the MLB Network, lasts approximately three hours and will feature the induction speeches of Dawson, Harvey and Herzog. Also during the Ceremony, two awards will be presented. Bill Madden of the New York Daily News will receive the 2010 J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing. Jon Miller, voice of the San Francisco Giants and ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball, will receive the 2010 Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in baseball broadcasting.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will maintain special hours of operation during Hall of Fame Weekend 2010.

Friday, July 23 -- 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
Saturday, July 24 -- 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Sunday, July 25 -- 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday, July 26, -- 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

*Members get an special extra early hour in the Museum Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Hall of Fame Weekend at 7 a.m.

The best way to experience Hall of Fame Weekend 2010 is to become a Museum member, which provides a host of benefits, including free admission to the Museum, special hours to access the Museum starting at 7 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday during Hall of Fame Weekend, opportunities to attend special programs and free shipping and 10 percent off retail purchases from the Museum store on the Web.

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