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(COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.) – The National Pastime’s hometown will once again be the backdrop for the best weekend of the baseball year as Cooperstown hosts Hall of Fame Weekend 2013, July 26-29, featuring the induction of three Pre-Integration Era Committee electees and the return of Hall of Fame members, along with the Awards Presentation and special programs for families and fans of all ages. 

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – A winning candidate did not emerge from the Hall of Fame balloting conducted by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America and verified by Ernst & Young. There were 569 ballots cast, the third highest total in the history of the voting, but none of the 37 candidates in the 2013 vote gained mention on the required 75 percent for election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The countdown is on for the start of the 2013 baseball season, and the year’s most anticipated moment comes Wednesday, Jan. 9, with the announcement of the results of the annual Baseball Writers’ Association of America Hall of Fame election. 

The results of the 70th BBWAA Hall of Fame election will be revealed at 2 p.m. ET on Jan. 9. MLB Network will carry the announcement live as Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson delivers the results. The announcement will also be simulcast on and at 

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(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Winter is fast approaching, but the summer game shines bright all year round in Cooperstown at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. 

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(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Baseball fans can help make the season merrier for families in need and experience the magic of the holidays in Cooperstown at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s annual Holiday Celebration.

Tom Cheek, the 2013 Ford C. Frick Award winner for broadcasting excellence. (Toronto Blue Jays)

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) Tom Cheek, who called the first 4,306 regular-season and 41 postseason games in Toronto Blue Jays history and helped ignite a love affair between a Canadian city and America’s National Pastime, has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually for excellence in broadcasting by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. 

2013 J.G. Taylor Spink Award Winner Paul Hagen. (David Bergman/NBHOF Library)

Paul Hagen, whose baseball writing career has spanned 40 years, including the past 26 as an authoritative analytical voice in Philadelphia, was elected the 2013 winner of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

He will be honored with the award that is presented annually to a sportswriter “for meritorious contributions to baseball writing” during the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s induction weekend July 26-29 in Cooperstown, N.Y.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Umpire Hank O’Day, Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert and 19th Century catcher/third baseman Deacon White have been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Pre-Integration Era Committee, it was announced today. 

Nicole Retzler of the exhibits team at the Baseball Hall of Fame begins installing the Autumn Glory exhibit on Wednesday. (Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF Library)

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The San Francisco Giants’ incredible postseason comeback story ended with a fairytale finish in the Fall Classic. 

Starting Friday, Nov. 16, visitors to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum can re-live that magical ride through the Museum’s Autumn Glory exhibit, the annual tribute to the World Series Champions in Cooperstown. 

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(COOPERSTOWN, NY): Lee MacPhail, elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998 following a five-decade career in the front office and with the American League, passed away peacefully on Thursday evening of natural causes at his home in Delray Beach, Fla. He was the oldest living Hall of Famer, having celebrated his 95th birthday with family and friends two weeks ago.

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