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COOPERSTOWN, NY – Ozzie Smith faced 11 Hall of Fame pitchers in his 19-year big league career, none more often than knuckleball master Phil Niekro.

At Saturday’s Hall of Fame Classic in Cooperstown, Ozzie and Knucksie will face off again when Niekro delivers the first pitch at Doubleday Field.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The annual Hall of Fame Classic brings thousands of visitors to Cooperstown on Father’s Day Weekend to celebrate the timeless connection between baseball and families. But the seven-inning legends game at Doubleday Field is only part of a jammed-packed slate of family-friendly events planned in America’s Most Perfect Village.

Oneonta High's Jon Vega slides to beat a throw to help the Yellowjackets to a 7-4 victory. (Dean Russin/The Daily Star)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will honor the 2012 Oneonta High School Yellowjackets for winning the school’s first state baseball championship this past Saturday as part of the Hall of Fame Classic on Saturday, June 16.

Team members and coaches have been invited to participate in two events on Saturday to recognize Oneonta High School’s 24-2 season and New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class B title.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The legends of the game are set to return to Cooperstown on Saturday, where Doubleday Field will play host to a matchup of heroes at the annual Hall of Fame Classic.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – In six weeks, Barry Larkin and Ron Santo will be immortalized in Cooperstown during Hall of Fame Weekend.

But visitors to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum can already celebrate the legacy of the Class of 2012 through exhibits honoring the careers of two of the most popular and successful players of all time.

The 2012 Inductees exhibit opened this week at the Hall of Fame, and will remain on display through May 2013 when a new class of inductees is feted in the Museum.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Memories live forever in Cooperstown, but fans at the June 16 Hall of Fame Classic will only have to wait a few hours before sharing the excitement of the annual Father’s Day Weekend legends game with six Hall of Fame heroes.

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Hall of Fame Weekend 2012 will feature a Midwest theme this July 20-23, as the eyes of the baseball world turn to Cooperstown, N.Y. for the inductions of Cincinnati Reds great Barry Larkin and Chicago fan-favorite Ron Santo, along with award presentations and family programming for baseball fans of all generations.

The All-Star Gala will be held in the Museum's Grandstand Theater. (Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Baseball’s biggest stars return to the Museum’s big screen this July in Cooperstown at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s annual All-Star Gala.

Cooperstown-area visitors and Central New Yorkers can watch the 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game live from Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., in style at the popular All-Star Gala at the Museum’s Grandstand Theater on Tuesday, July 10. Fans can enjoy the game in ballpark seating as they watch Fox’s live television coverage of the 83rd Mid-Summer Classic.

The 2012 Frank and Peggy Steele Interns arrive in Cooperstown. (Milo Stewart, Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Cooperstown is usually the place where all-stars finish their careers. But for 15 young men and women who comprise the 2012 Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development, the start of a new chapter in their professional lives is just beginning at the Hall of Fame.

Fifteen college students arrived in Cooperstown on Tuesday, May 29, to begin a 10-week study in a variety of disciplines at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

John Thorn is Major League Baseball’s Official Historian. (Milo Stewart, Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The excitement and entertainment of the National Pastime meets academia this week as the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum hosts the 24th Annual Symposium on Baseball and American Culture May 30-June 1 in Cooperstown, N.Y.

The event features more than 50 presentations selected from academic paper submissions across the country, with a wide variety of topics exploring the unique relationship between the National Pastime and American culture. The event is co-sponsored by the State University of New York College at Oneonta and the Hall of Fame.

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