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Ozzie Smith plays catch with some participants at PLAY Ball on Friday. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

View a transcript of Saturday's press conference with the Class of 2011

Read more about PLAY Ball and Saturday's Hall of Fame Weekend events

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- While Ozzie Smith didn't replicate one of his famous Opening Day back flips, he did informally launch the 2011 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend.

Hall of Famers began arriving at The Otesaga Resort Hotel on Thursday for Hall of Fame Weekend 2011. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Chatting on one side of the big room was Goose, Ryno was making the rounds, and god was just admiring the view. Yes, the arrival of a number of familiar faces signaled the beginning of the 2011 National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend.

Thanks to some early arrivals, the lobby of The Otesaga Hotel was abuzz with activity as such Hall of Fame members as Rich "Goose" Gossage, Ryne Sandberg, Doug Harvey and Lou Brock were able to beat the heat outside and catch up with old friends.

Transcript of conference call with Roland Hemond

Transcript of conference call with Bill Conlin

Transcript of conference call with Dave Van Horne

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Hall of Fame Award winners excel at being able to communicate insight on the game of baseball.

Hall of Famer Goose Gossage delivers a pitch during the Hall of Fame Classic on Sunday. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

Media info from Sunday's Hall of Fame Classic

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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Former big league pitcher Frank DiPino may have been speaking for all the former players on Sunday when he said after the conclusion of the 2011 Hall of Fame Classic, "This is our heaven down here."

Preparations are being made for Hall of Fame Classic Weekend. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

View a schedule of events for Classic Weekend

View the lineups for the 2011 Hall of Fame Classic

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – With the summer season in full swing, Cooperstown has been abuzz for several weeks.

But with the arrival of some of baseball's timeless legends Friday on the eve of the Hall of Fame Classic, star-gazing was in full force at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

BBWAA secretary/treasurer Jack O'Connell speaks at the Cooperstown Symposium on Wednesday. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

For those interested in looking for a way to examine America's National Pastime from a number of different and varied angles this week, a visit to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum to attend the 23rd annual Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture would be in order.

Co-sponsored by the State University of New York College at Oneonta and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, the Symposium examines the impact of baseball on American culture from inter- and multi-disciplinary perspectives.

Andre Dawson is one of six Hall of Famers who will participate in the June 18 Cooperstown Golf Classic. (Milo Stewart Jr./Baseball Hall of Fame)

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – At his athletic peak, Andre Dawson excelled at all phases of the game of baseball.

Twenty-one seasons of big league ball took their toll on his knees, but at the age of 56 Dawson still looks like he could compete in any sport.

Golfers beware: The Hawk is learning your game.

The 2011 Induction Weekend will feature the debut of a new Saturday afternoon event that will honor the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum annual award winners in a free event at historic Doubleday Field. The Hall of Fame Awards Presentation will salute the 2011 winner of the Ford C. Frick Award for baseball broadcasting excellence, Dave Van Horne, the 2011 J.G.

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