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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.

COOPERSTOWN, NY - The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will launch its first national education outreach initiative for its “BASE” program this week, working collaboratively with the Texas Rangers, Taylor Hooton Foundation and Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society to deliver messages of healthy living to Arlington-area youth. 

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) As the nation pauses for its annual tribute to its fallen heroes, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will honor America with a standing tradition on a new date, as Hall of Fame Classic Weekend relocates to Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-26, for 2013. 

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Six former major league players, three executives and one umpire comprise the 10-candidate Pre-Integration Era ballot to be reviewed and voted upon at Baseball’s Winter Meetings for consideration for the Hall of Fame Class of 2013, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announced today. 

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(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Baseball can be a tricky game, but there will be nothing but treats for visitors to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum on Halloween. 

Gregor Blanco of the World Champion San Francisco Giants donated the glove he used throughout the 2012 postseason to the Hall of Fame. (NBHOF Library)

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – For the second time in three years, Cooperstown is set to become “San Francisco-East” as treasures from the Giants’ remarkable World Series run arrive at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. 

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