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(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig helped ignite the Japanese passion for baseball that burns bright to this day. 

In turn, baseball helped bring sunshine to one of the United States’ darkest hours during World War II. 

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Fifteen staff members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum were honored on Wednesday for reaching service milestones, in a luncheon hosted by Chairman of the Board Jane Forbes Clark and President Jeff Idelson.

The 15 staff members and their years of service are:

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – They stood on the shoulders of pioneers, helping build the National Pastime into a game heard and seen across the nation. 

Some of the game’s greatest broadcasters left their mark during the four-decade span of the 1950s through the mid-1980s. This fall, one of them will win broadcasting’s most prestigious award. 

(Left to right): Jim Miles, Daryl Forsythe, John Elliott of Westerly, R.I., Pathfinder Village Resident Andrew Hyman and Dan Spooner. (Brad Horn/NBHOF)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Friday was a day of celebration and firsts for John Elliott of Westerly, R.I.., at the 32nd Annual Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open in Cooperstown, N.Y., as the first-time visitor to Leatherstocking Golf Course shot a 67 on his 51st birthday to capture his first seniors win with a three-day total of 206, seven-under-par, to win the tournament by one stroke.

(COOPERSTOWN, NY)– It took a community to create the historic 2014 summer season in Cooperstown, and on Sunday, Oct. 5 the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will celebrate with a Community Day party at the home of baseball.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – John Ross of Freeman, W.Va., shot a second round 67 to take over the lead on day two of the Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open on Thursday in Cooperstown.

Ross, who was three strokes off the lead after shooting an opening-round 70 on Wednesday, took the lead at the Leatherstocking Golf Course with his four-under par mark on Thursday during a picture-perfect day on the shores of Otsego Lake, finishing with a two-day, five-under-par total of 137.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Bobby Heins of White Plains, N.Y., shot a 4-under par 67 on Wednesday to grab the first-round lead at the Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open in Cooperstown.

Heins, the 2006 Seniors Open champion, was one shot ahead of three golfers who carded 68s: John Elliott of Westerly, R.I; Kirk Hanefeld of Actor, Mass., and Gary Odom of Greenwood, S.C.

Dave Narveson of Simonton, Texas, finished the day two shots off the lead after shooting a 69.

Hall of Famer Bobby Cox and pro golfer Javier Sanchez share a moment at Tuesday's Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open Pro-Am in Cooperstown. (Milo Stewart Jr./NBHOF)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Bobby Cox is feeling right at home in Central New York these days, whether it’s at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum or on Cooperstown’s historic Leatherstocking Golf Course.

George Christopher of Hazlet, N.J., became the Museum’s 16 millionth visitor when he walked through the HOF’s doors on Tues., Sept. 2. (Milo Stewart Jr/NBHOF)

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – When George Christopher heads back to school on Thursday, he’ll take with him memories of a lifetime – 16 million memories, in fact – from his latest visit to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Christopher, a 13-year-old soon-to-be eighth grader from Hazlet, N.J., became the Museum’s 16 millionth visitor when he passed through the front doors and entered with his Museum Membership in hand. Christopher is a regular Museum visitor – having visited Cooperstown more than a dozen times.

The Hall of Fame team took the #ALSIceBucketChallenge on Aug. 28 in Cooperstown. (Jenny Ambrose/NBHOF)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Two of baseball’s greatest legends will be forever linked to ALS and the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

On Thursday, Aug. 28, Hall of Fame Chairman Jane Forbes Clark, President Jeff Idelson and the Museum staff answered the #ALSIceBucketChallenge of the Pro Football Hall of Fame on the front steps of the Cooperstown shrine, in honor of Hall of Fame members Lou Gehrig and Catfish Hunter, who both succumbed to the fatal disease.

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