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Museum supporter David Lustig shares a moment with Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven during the 2012 Cooperstown Golf Classic. (Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF Library)

For a baseball fan, the annual Cooperstown Golf Classic represents the round of a lifetime.

Museum Member David Vernon Lustig has repeated that 18-hole dream in each of the last three years – and will return to Cooperstown again this Memorial Day Weekend. But for Lustig, the chance to drive and putt with Hall of Famers is only a part of what brings him back again and again.

Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg and Cooperstown area sixth graders pose for a picture in the BASE exhibit. (Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF Library)

On Thursday, Ryne Sandberg was named the Philadelphia Phillies’ third base coach for the 2013 season.

NL President and future Hall of Famer Ford C. Frick amended the NL constitution to include a best-of-3 series to serve as a tie-breaker. (NBHOF Library)

Before division champions and division series, before wild cards and the LCS, there were three-game playoffs.

Fifty years ago this week, the San Francisco Giants defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-games-to-1 in what was the National League’s fourth best-of-3 playoff series in 17 years. Its like has not been seen since, and it may never be seen again.

For its first six decades, the NL decided its champion on the basis of regular-season record. Not once in that time had extra games been needed to decide the title.

Jean Faut was one of 47 members of the AAGPBL who stopped by the Hall of Fame during their reunion. (Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF Library)

"It was the most exciting time of my life," said Jean Faut. "And we can't talk about it too much or I'll startcrying because it was wonderful."

Winner of the inaugural BASE Race 10K, Robert Fritz, poses for a picture with his first place prize. (Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF Library)

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – It was a chance to enjoy a summer morning with friends on the streets of Cooperstown, so it was easy to see why the inaugural BASE Race was an instant hit. 

Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson interacts with the crowd as the Hall of Fame Parade of Legends makes its way down Main St. (Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF Library)
(Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF Library)

The eyes of the baseball world will once again be gazing upon Cooperstown, the quaint Upstate New York village nestled between the Adirondack and Catskill mountains, where this weekend the game will be celebrated with a number of special events.

Johanna Perez carved her own spot in Hall of Fame history, becoming the first woman to join the Cooperstown Golf Classic. (Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY - A celebration for Roberto Alomar to honor his contributions to baseball history introduced Johanna Perez to Cooperstown for the very first time in July 2011.

On Sunday, she carved her own spot in Baseball Hall of Fame history, becoming the first woman to join the Cooperstown Golf Classic, a fundraiser now in its third year to raise funds to support the Museum's educational mission.

But her role in becoming the first woman to play in the event is only half of the story.

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