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Bat used by Pablo Sandoval to hit the first bases-clearing triple in All-Star Game history and bat and hat used by Chipper Jones. (Brad Horn/NBHOF Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The 83rd All-Star Game is in the history books, and some of that history is already on the way to Cooperstown.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum received several donations during the recent All-Star Game festivities in Kansas City, Mo., and those artifacts will be on display in time for the opening of Hall of Fame Weekend – July 20 – in the Museum’s Today’s Game exhibit, which celebrates the game’s newest heroes and freshest moments.

Donated artifacts from All-Star Weekend include:

These artifacts from Matt Cain's perfect game on June 13, 2012 are among the newest to the Hall of Fame (Milo Stewart Jr./NBHOF Library)

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.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – As baseball prepares for its annual mid-summer celebration, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates the return of one of Cooperstown’s favorite family events: The All-Star Gala.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The National Pastime and the uniquely Americana music of Dan Bern come together on the Fourth of July in Cooperstown as the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates Independence Day.

Bern and the band Common Rotation will perform a 90-minute concert at 1 p.m. on Wednesday in the Hall of Fame’s Grandstand Theater. Bern will sing baseball-themed songs from his new album Doubleheader.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Baseball and the movies grew up together in America, becoming a part of the fabric of the nation that made both famous.

Their shared history is on display every day at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum through the Baseball At The Movies exhibit. And the newest films capturing the essence of the National Pastime are featured in the Museum’s annual Baseball Film Festival, which is now accepting entries for the 2012 program.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – History comes to life every day in Cooperstown, but never more than when America’s Most Perfect Village hosts the largest gathering of Hall of Famers anywhere in the baseball world during Hall of Fame Weekend.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is teaming up with the Tri-City ValleyCats to bring treasures from the home of baseball to the Capital Region.

The fourth annual Hall of Fame Night with the Tri-City ValleyCats will be held Friday, July 6 at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy, N.Y. All fans in attendance for the 7 p.m. game against the State College Spikes will have the chance to see selected artifacts from the Museum’s unparalleled collection of baseball history.

The Hall of Fame Trivia app is now available for i0S and Android devices.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Baseball fans can now have Cooperstown in the palm of their hand, thanks to new mobile applications for Apple and Android devices available from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will celebrate America’s 236th birthday with family-oriented programs and baseball-themed music on July 4 in Cooperstown.

Visitors can explore the centuries-old connection of the United States and the National Pastime through patriotic craft activities, demonstrations for the whole family and the music of Dan Bern, who will perform baseball-themed songs from his new album Doubleheader along with the band Common Rotation from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Museum’s Grandstand Theater.

A sample of Lena Blackburne mud here at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Visitors at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum on Saturday will get all the “dirt” on one of the game’s legendary stories: The tale of Lena Blackburne and his Baseball Rubbing Mud.

Lena Blackburne Baseball Rubbing Mud has been used to “rub down” new baseballs since 1938, taking the shine off the new balls and making them easier to grip. A sample of the mud is a part of the permanent collection at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

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