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(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The start of the 2013 campaign is just days away, and fans and students alike can experience the thrills of the new season as the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum presents Spring Break Week fun for the whole family April 1-6 in Cooperstown.

With many schools in the Northeast on break this week, Museum visitors can compete in baseball knowledge game shows, celebrate the 125th anniversary of Ernest Lawrence Thayer’s classic poem “Casey at the Bat” and cheer on their favorite team while watching the Opening Day games at the Museum.

The Buck O'Neil statue on the Museum’s first floor commemorates O’Neil’s contributions to the National Pastime. (Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF Library)

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – His likeness greets thousands of visitors a week at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, with a smile on his face and a Kansas City Monarchs cap in hand. 

John Jordan “Buck” O’Neil’s legacy lives on everyday in Cooperstown, and the Museum’s Buck O’Neil Award is an unflagging reminder of what its namesake meant to baseball.   

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Baseball is already a world-wide game. But thanks to the Imagine Mars Project, the National Pastime is going out of this world with students at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. 

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The Hall of Fame’s newest hit is embarking on an extended “run” in Cooperstown as the BASE Race returns in 2013, with a new date.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, along with Cooperstown’s Clark Sports Center, will join forces again in August for the Second Annual BASE Race, with the new date of Sunday, Aug. 11, after last year’s inaugural event was held on a Saturday. The BASE Race debuted to rave reviews in 2012 as more than 300 runners participated in the event, which promotes healthy lifestyle choices for individuals of all ages.

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – History will be made this week at the final round of the World Baseball Classic.

But long after the champion is crowned at San Francisco’s AT&T Park, that history will live on at the home of baseball in Cooperstown.

Thomas Tull (right) with Hall of Famer Cal Ripken in May of 2011 during the Museum's One for the Books exhibit opening. (NBHOF Library)

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will honor Hollywood’s portrayal of an American icon and salute a revolutionary baseball medical procedure with two special recognitions during the annual Awards Presentation at Hall of Fame Weekend, Saturday, July 27 in Cooperstown, New York.

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – America’s heroes will be honored in Cooperstown on Memorial Day Weekend with a special appearance by their brethren from the 10th Mountain Division from nearby Fort Drum.

Raul Ibanez sets up his bed in the Plaque Gallery during his Extra Innings Overnight visit. (NBHOF Library)

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The larger-than-life heroes of the National Pastime can be found year-round in Cooperstown at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. 

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. 

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