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(COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.) – In five weeks, the eyes of the baseball world will once again be focused on Cooperstown, N.Y., for baseball’s most exciting weekend. And with the long-awaited Class of 2014 set for induction, the village where memories live is set to make a little history of its own. 

The All-Star Gala will be held in the Museum's Grandstand Theater. (Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF)

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Baseball’s biggest stars return to the Museum’s big screen this July in Cooperstown at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s annual All-Star Gala. 

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The story of baseball is told every day at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. But this summer, some of the latest unique and inspirational stories of the National Pastime will be celebrated through the Museum’s Authors Series program. 

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Hall of Fame outfielder Tony Gwynn passed away early Monday morning, following a courageous battle with cancer, at age 54 at Pomerado Hospital in Poway, Calif., surrounded by his family. 

Hall of Famers Cal Ripken and Phil Niekro interact with students during the Google Cultural Institute launch event. (Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF)

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) Just in time for its 75th anniversary celebration this week, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is connecting with the Google Cultural Institute to make highlighted exhibits and an interior interactive view of the Museum accessible to baseball lovers worldwide. The Hall of Fame's Cultural Institute presence consists of two digital exhibits and indoor Street View imagery. 

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) As the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates its 75th Anniversary, a new exhibit makes its debut – and features a star of the first magnitude. 

Hall of Fame Chairman of the Board Jane Forbes Clark (center) cuts the Museum’s birthday cake along with Hall of Famers Cal Ripken (left) and Phil Niekro.

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) Babe Ruth stepped to the microphone on June 12, 1939 in Cooperstown and made a birthday wish on the very day the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was born. 

“I hope…the next hundred years will be the greatest,” said the Babe while standing on the Museum steps on Main Street. 

2014 Buck O'Neil Award winner, Joe Garagiola. (NBHOF Library)

(COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.) – Joe Garagiola, who was named in December as the third recipient of the John Jordan “Buck” O’Neil Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to an individual for extraordinary efforts to enhance baseball’s positive impact on society, will accept his award in absentia and will not attend Hall of Fame Weekend. 

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Phil Niekro and Cal Ripken spent a combined 45 big league seasons showing teammates, opponents and fans how to play the game with integrity and respect. 

2014 electee Frank Thomas was the highest drafted player in this year's Hall of Fame Class.

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Some of the nation’s best amateur players will embark on their professional careers Thursday night as selections in the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

For some, that journey could take them all the way to Cooperstown.

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