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(Los Angeles, Ca.) - Seventy-four years ago today, on June 12, 1939, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum opened its doors for the very first time.

(COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.) – The game’s greatest annual celebration will feature more family-friendly events than ever as the Class of 2013 is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame July 26-28 in Cooperstown, N.Y., at Hall of Fame Weekend.

Hall of Famer Barry Larkin was taken by the Reds in the 1985 MLB Draft. (Brad Mangin/NBHOF Library)

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Some of the nation’s best amateur players will embark on their professional careers Thursday night as selections in the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

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

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – For any baseball fan, a trip to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown is the thrill of a lifetime – no matter how many times you visit. But with more than 40,000 three-dimensional artifacts in the Museum’s collection, few fans can say they have seen it all.

But thanks to the new book “Inside the Baseball Hall of Fame” from the Hall of Fame and published by Simon and Schuster, readers can now go behind the scenes to see seldom or never-displayed items from the Museum’s collection.

The Class of 2013 Frank and Peggy Steele interns at the Baseball Hall of Fame. (Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Cooperstown is usually the place where all-stars finish their careers. But for 15 young women and men who comprise the 2013 Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development, the start of a new chapter in their professional lives is just beginning at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. 

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will host a blood drive, sponsored by the American Red Cross in conjunction with Bassett Healthcare, on Saturday, June 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Cooper Park adjacent to the Hall of Fame in a Red Cross bloodmobile.

Blood donors will receive free admission to the Museum on Saturday. Volunteer donors who have not donated within the last 56 days of June 1 are eligible to donate blood on Saturday.

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The home of baseball is hosting the game’s top scholars and authors this week as the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum presents the 25th Annual Symposium on Baseball and American Culture May 29-31 in Cooperstown. 

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Combined, Bobby Cox and Cito Gaston submitted more than 6,000 lineup cards in their 41 stellar seasons as big league managers.

But when Cox and Gaston gather on Saturday to pick their lineups for the fifth annual Hall of Fame Classic, they will be drawing from a talent pool sure to produce the most memorable rosters of their careers.

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The coming of summer means a weekend of baseball in Cooperstown – and even more time to enjoy it at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

The fifth annual Hall of Fame Classic, presented by Ford Motor Company, ushers in Memorial Day Weekend on May 25 with a day full of family-friendly events at the home of the National Pastime.

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – For the second time in three years, a green summer will turn orange with Giants fans as the World Series trophy visits the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown.

The San Francisco Giants’ 2012 World Series trophy will be on exhibit at the Museum June 22-23 as part of Giants Weekend and a celebration of the Hall of Fame’s Autumn Glory exhibit.

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