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The National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act was signed into law on Aug. 3. (Milo Stewart Jr./NBHOF Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – This afternoon, President Barack Obama signed into law the National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act, culminating an exceptional bi-partisan initiative, spearheaded by U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and U.S. Congressman Richard Hanna, whose 24th District includes Cooperstown. This bi-partisan team secured the passage of The National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act with the support of every member of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and Cooperstown's Clark Sports Center are hosting a pair of road races on Saturday, Aug. 11 to celebrate the Museum's new BASE program, and fans are encouraged to come outto cheer on the runners.

Fans are encouraged to cheer on runners and watch the5K from Cooper Park, located adjacent to the Museum off Main Street, as runners are expected to pass through the Park during the 10 a.m. hour.

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COOPERSTOWN, NY – It may be baseball’s ultimate “home run” – a road race at the home of baseball in Cooperstown. 

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and Cooperstown’s Clark Sports Center are teaming up to bring a pair of road races – a family-style 5K fun run and a competitive 10K for racing enthusiasts – to Cooperstown on Saturday, Aug. 11, to promote healthy and active lifestyles for individuals of all ages. 

Hall of Famer Barry Larkin and Vicki Santo, Ron Santo's widow, taking in each moment during the Induction Ceremony. (Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF Library)

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. The tableau of Reds red and Cubs blue worn by an estimated 18,000 fans on site Sunday made for a perfectly American celebration of the careers and lives of Barry Larkin and Ron Santo at the National Baseball Hall of

Hall of Fame Class of 2012, Barry Larkin, during his pre-induction press conference. (Carter Kegelman/NBHOF Library)

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. For Barry Larkin, Saturday in Cooperstown meant a little fun on the golf course and a lot of anticipation for what is to come. 

For Tim McCarver and Bob Elliott, Saturday meant the pinnacle of their outstanding careers. 

It all added up to Induction Eve at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum – and the thousands of fans in attendance loved every minute of it. 

Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith interacting with fan during PLAY Ball, his fundraiser for the education department. (Carter Kegelman/NBHOF Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Baseball’s best weekend got under way on Friday with one of the game’s most beloved heroes doing what he does best: Thrilling fans and supporting the cause of education. 

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Visitors to Cooperstown for the 2012 Induction Weekend, including the Saturday, July 21 Awards Presentation and the Sunday, July 22 Induction Ceremony, are advised to utilize several parking and transportation options in an effort to alleviate potential delays and traffic problems. 

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Baseball’s biggest stars are en route to baseball’s grandest weekend. 

Cooperstown, N.Y., the spiritual home of baseball, is about to become the weekend home of the game’s most luminous names – and the permanent home of the Class of 2012. 

COOPERSTOWN, NY – On the eve of baseball’s biggest celebration, Cooperstown will pay homage to some of the game’s greatest storytellers and managers at the annual Hall of Fame Awards Presentation on Saturday at Doubleday Field.

On Tuesday afternoon, 2012 Hall of Fame Inductee Barry Larkin participated in his final media availability before journeying to Cooperstown. Here are some outtakes from that availability.

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