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COOPERSTOWN, NY – Ron Santo’s induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame was the highlight of the Summer of Chicago in Cooperstown. Now, Santo’s former Cubs teammate Ferguson Jenkins adds more Cubbies flavor as he hosts the traditional post-Labor Day Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open Pro-Am Sept. 4 in the village that is the home of baseball. 

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will collaborate with the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society and the Taylor Hooton Foundation to commission a national survey, to commence this fall, which will measure public understanding on the use of appearance and performance-enhancing substances, including anabolic steroids, among young people. 

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will launch its much-anticipated “Be A Superior Example” program on Saturday, Aug. 11, with an inaugural BASE Race, public programs, and a new Museum exhibit, all promoting the healthy habits associated with living free of performance-enhancing substances. 

Milwaukee, WI – Major League Baseball has made a significant contribution to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s newest education outreach program, Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig announced today in Milwaukee at Miller Park. 

The Hall of Fame’s “BASE” Program, which teaches the foundations of healthy living for young athletes, as well as for men and women of all ages, encourages participants to “Be A Superior Example,” by signing a national registry to pledge to live and play free of performance-enhancing substances.  

COOPERSTOWN, NY –  The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will host a blood drive, sponsored by the American Red Cross in conjunction with Bassett Healthcare, on Sunday, Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Cooper Park adjacent to the Hall of Fame in a Red Cross bloodmobile. 

Blood donors will receive free admission to the Museum on Sunday. Volunteer donors who have not donated within the last 56 days of Aug. 12 are eligible to donate blood on Saturday. 

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.


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. 

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