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

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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.

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.

*Subject to Change

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.

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