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The Hall of Fame Class of 2014 greeting the crowd during the Awards Presentation. (Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF)

(COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.) The line outside the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum on Saturday began winding into nearby Cooper Park just after 9 a.m. on Saturday, and the fans continued to pack baseball’s cathedral throughout the afternoon.

The legendary Class of 2014 has created an unforgettable weekend in Cooperstown.

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Board of Directors today announced changes to the rules for election for recently retired players, reducing the length of stay on the ballot for players from a maximum of 15 to 10 years, while installing a new balloting and registration process for Baseball Writers’ Association of America voting members.

Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt gives Play Ball participants some batting tips. (Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF)

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – As his 13 Gold Glove Awards and 15 All-Star Game appearances attest, Ozzie Smith was among the most consistent players in baseball history. 

Off the field following his stellar career, The Wizard remains just as devoted to his cause as the Education Ambassador of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum – and the driving force behind the Museum’s annual PLAY Ball event. 

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The baseball world will call Cooperstown home this weekend, and the buzz through social media will bring the Otsego County village to millions of fans through the channels of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. 

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Visitors to Cooperstown for the 2014 Induction Weekend, including the Saturday, July 26 Awards Presentation and the Sunday, July 27 Induction Ceremony, are advised to utilize several parking and transportation options in an effort to alleviate potential delays and traffic problems. 

Bryant Gumbel sits down for an interview with Warren Spahn and Bob Gibson to celebrate the Museum's 50th Anniversary. (NBHOF Library)

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) Cooperstown takes the national stage this week as the legends of the game return for Hall of Fame Weekend. 

And as the baseball world focuses on the game’s symbolic home during the 75th anniversary year of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, NBC’s Today shines its spotlight on America’s Most Perfect Village. 

Following today’s announcement by LGH19 Productions regarding the cancellation of the Concert Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the Museum has announced the following information for ticketholders of the event. 

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The annual celebration of baseball’s best weekend will feature the induction of the historic Class of 2014 in Cooperstown.

History, however, is made – and preserved – every day at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, and the iconic home of baseball is set to welcome thousands of fans with new exhibits and classic stories of the National Pastime.

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Main Street in Cooperstown features the top smiles-per-mile rate in the baseball world.

But when the Hall of Fame Parade of Legends hits town, that rate increases to record levels – thanks to the fans cheering their heroes and the Hall of Famers grinning right back at them.

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – When the Major League Baseball All-Star Game debuted on July 6, 1933 in Chicago, the National Baseball Hall of Fame was not yet a part of the American lexicon.

But over the next nine decades, the connection between All-Stars and the Hall of Fame has become a yearly summer celebration for the National Pastime.

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