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The Museum's new Diamond Mines exhibit will open in May and honor the work of scouts like Cy Slapnicka, who signed Hall of Famer Bob Feller. (NBHOF Library)

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – They are the on-ramp for baseball dreams, where a child’s game officially merges into a way of life. 

Baseball scouts have fed the pro baseball engine for more than a century. And starting this year, they will be honored in Cooperstown with a National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum exhibit called Diamond Mines. 

(Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF Library)

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – School’s out for many children during Presidents’ Week in the Northeast, making February a perfect time to experience the award-winning educational programs in Cooperstown as the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum hosts special daily programs for kids of all ages Feb. 16-22 in celebration of Black History Month. 

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The historic bond between our nation’s military and the National Pastime will be celebrated in Cooperstown during Memorial Day Weekend.

And the connection of baseball’s storied history with the annual Hall of Fame Classic will be easier than ever for fans to enjoy with new game-and-Museum ticket packages available for the first time during the fifth annual Hall of Fame Classic Weekend, to be held May 24-26.

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – A visit to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown connects fans to the grandeur of the game and the heroes of its history. 

Coming in the spring of 2013, fans can even delve deeper into the Museum’s collections, archives and exhibits through the Hall’s exclusive program known as the “VIP Experience.” 

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The chance to spend the summer in Cooperstown is every baseball fan’s dream. For college students aspiring to land a once-in-a-lifetime summer experience in the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2013 internship program, less than two weeks remain before applications are due January 31. 

Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver was elected by the Veterans Committee in 1996. (NBHOF Library)

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver passed away late Friday night at age 82 while on a Caribbean cruise. 

th major league manager in history elected to Cooperstown. 


(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 

(Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF Library)

(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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