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SABR members will flock to Cooperstown on January 29th for a fun-filled event. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – There may be more than six inches of snow on the ground, but it is always baseball season in Cooperstown.

The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) will hold its second annual SABR Day Jan. 29 throughout its 55 chapters in North America, Europe and Asia, and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will welcome SABR members to Cooperstown that day as a part of SABR Day festivities.

Roberto Alomar (left) and Bert Blyleven will be inducted on July 24 in Cooperstown. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

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Plan your trip to Cooperstown for Hall of Fame Induction Weekend

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Two men, born in two very different countries, with different backgrounds and personalities, have one major thing in common.

They can now sign "Hall of Famer" after their name.


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Friday, July 22
Museum Open 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.

9:00 – Noon          PLAY Ball with Ozzie Smith at Doubleday Field

Saturday, July 23
Museum Open 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.    Hall of Fame Member Interactive Events at Doubleday Field

This distinguished Hall of Fame ornament will make a perfect addition to your tree this holiday season.

This Holiday season, surprise the baseball fan in your family with a gift from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Whether its gear from their favorite team, Hall of Famer jerseys or baseball holiday decorations, this is the place to find that perfect present.

Check out the 12 Days of Baseball! All items are available at the Hall of Fame's online store. Shop now!

1. 2010 Hall of Fame Ornament

2. Hall of Fame Snow Globe

3. Hall of Fame Plaque Postcard Set

4. Hall of Fame Knit Hat (from New Era)

Josh Smith of Haverhill, Mass., (front row, second from right) won a trip to the Hall of Fame in the Step Up to the Plate @ Your Library contest. (Craig Muder)

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Josh Smith spent much of his summer reading baseball books at the Haverhill (Mass.) Public Library.

But he never thought those books would take him all the way to Cooperstown and the Hall of Fame.

The Fifth Annual Baseball Film Festival took place October 3-4 in Cooperstown. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Lirbrary)

The public's love affair with both baseball and the movies was on full display when the Fifth Annual Baseball Film Festival took place this past weekend at the Hall of Fame.

Billy Crystal served as the director and executive producer for the classic American film 61*. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

American's love affair with both the silver screen and the national pastime has been evident for over a century. One shining example of this rich history was recently on display at the game's ancestral home.

With many of the key filmmakers on hand, a movie that portrayed Yankees' sluggers Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle's epic pursuit of Babe Ruth's single-season home run record nearly five decades ago, 61*, was honored at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum late Friday morning.

Andre Dawson was presented his plaque on Sunday. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

Three new teammates – Hawk, the White Rat, and god - were added the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s roster – and the trio was thrilled to become members of this legendary squad.

At the Induction Ceremony held outside at the Clark Sports Center on Sunday afternoon, approximately 10,000 spectators were on hand to witness the coronation of player Andre Dawson, manager Whitey Herzog and umpire Doug Harvey. From this day forward they will forever be members of the greatest club ever assembled.

Former major leaguer Tim Raines tries to sink a putt as Hall of Fame inductee Andre Dawson looks on. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

Transcript from Saturday's Press Conference (pdf)

The day began early with golf and ended with a parade. Not a bad day to be in Cooperstown.

Hall of Famers Ozzie Smith, Paul Molitor and Bruce Sutter participated in PLAY Ball with Ozzie Smith on Friday.(Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame)

The skies opened up with a torrent of rain on Cooperstown on Friday, but didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of either the participants or presenters at the 2010 Baseball Hall of Fame Weekend’s inaugural event.

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