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Bob Tufts pitched for the Giants and the Royals after a career at Princeton. (NBHOF Library)

While Bob Tufts’ Ivy League education may have made him unique among his big league teammates, he fit in perfectly with the crowd assembled for this week’s 26th Annual Symposium on Baseball and American Culture held at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Senior VP for Planning and Development for the LA Dodgers, Janet Marie Smith, delivers the keynote presentation. (Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF)

The 26th Annual Symposium on Baseball and American Culture got under way on Wednesday with presentation from internationally known architect and urban planner Janet Marie Smith, the three-day event’s keynote speaker for an audience filled with lovers of the National Pastime.

Co-sponsored by the State University of New York College at Oneonta and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, the symposium and its more than 200 representatives abd 60 presentations examines the impact of baseball on American culture from inter- and multi-disciplinary perspectives.

Hideki Matsui joins his Knucksie teammates on the field. (Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF)

Though Mother Nature’s fickle behavior turned a pleasant spring afternoon into a water-soaked deluge, both players and fans enjoyed the Cooperstown experience on Saturday.

Marlon Anderson and Joel Bennett sign autographs for the Legends for Youth Skills Clinic participants. (Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF)

Overcast and drizzly afternoon weather couldn’t dampen spirits of the many smiling children attending the 2014 Legends for Youth Skills Clinic at historic Doubleday Field on Friday afternoon.

What once was scheduled for on-field instructions for boys and girls ages 7-12 for a host of former big leaguers instead, because of the inclement conditions, became a question-and-answer session between the youngsters and the one-time major leaguers.

It marked the start of Hall of Fame Classic Weekend in Cooperstown.

For the first time in the 75-year history of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, a sitting President visited Cooperstown, as President Barack Obama toured the Museum and delivered remarks on Thursday afternoon, May 22, 2014.

John Thorn, MLB’s Official Historian, talks to a standing-room only crowd in the Hall of Fame’s Bullpen Theater. (Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF)

For one acclaimed fan of the National Pastime, the Society for American Baseball Research’s Nineteenth Century Committee’s sixth annual Frederick Ivor-Campbell Base Ball Conference at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum this weekend proved to be a time to celebrate in a 21st century way.

Justin Huber (NBHOF Library)

Proving that baseball is an international sport, the 2014 big league season’s opening series has Los Angeles Dodgers taking on the Arizona Diamondbacks in Sydney, Australia, this weekend. Today, Justin Huber, a native of the island nation located southeast of Asia between the Pacific and Indian oceans, has an important piece of his baseball life inside the walls of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Jim Allott crosses the finish line to win the 2013 BASE Race 5K for the second straight year. (Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF)

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As a foggy morning turned into a perfect race day, nearly 300 runners enjoyed the summer beauty of Cooperstown and helped support the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s newest educational initiative at Sunday’s second annual BASE Race.

The view of Otsego Lake from the back porch of the Otesaga Hotel. (Craig Muder/National Baseball Hall of Fame)

The eyes of the baseball world will soon be gazing upon the small village at the southern most tip of Otsego Lake in the heart of Leatherstocking Country. 

[Around the Horn - Hall of Fame Weekend Edition]

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