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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.

This jersey is the earliest-known uniform top worn by Babe Ruth, a circa-1920 New York Yankees road jersey. (Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announced today that it has received, on loan, the earliest-known uniform top worn by Babe Ruth, a circa-1920 New York Yankees road jersey, which was recently purchased via auction this past May.  The loan is from the purchaser of the shirt, a passionate baseball fan whose wishes are to remain anonymous. 

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The National Baseball Hall of Fame honors the excellence of the 297 Hall of Fame members everyday at the Museum in Cooperstown.

Now, in a collaboration with the publishers of Baseball America, fans all over the globe can share in the achievements of the game’s most celebrated players, managers, umpires and executives with the first edition of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Almanac.

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 Saturday, June 23, 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 Saturday. Volunteer donors who have not donated within the last 56 days of June 23 are eligible to donate blood on Saturday.

The Bullpen Theater here at the Baseball Hall of Fame. (Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The story of baseball is told every day at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. But this summer, some of the latest unique and inspirational stories of the National Pastime will be celebrated through the Museum’s Authors Series program.

The Hall of Fame will host seven Authors Series events throughout the summer, bringing noted baseball authors to Cooperstown for special lectures and book signings. The Authors Series programs are held in the Museum’s Bullpen Theater at 1 p.m. (except where noted) and are included with Museum admission.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum offers a wide variety of educational programs and special events throughout the year. But in the summer, the Museum’s KeyBank Summer Programming Series begins – providing visitors with even more opportunities for baseball fun.

This year’s schedule, made possible with the support of KeyBank, brings back some old favorites as well as a few new programs. All programs are included with admission to the Museum.

The daily summer schedule, which runs today through Aug. 3 but is subject to change, is as follows:

2012 Bob Feller Player of the Game Desi Relaford hi-fives the Hall of Fame Classic's Hitting Champion Dmitri Young. (Milo Stewart Jr./NBHOF Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The legends laughed, the sun shined and the fans cheered – all amidst a little baseball on Saturday at the Hall of Fame Classic at historic Doubleday Field.

At the end of the afternoon, everyone went home smiling on a perfect day-before-Father’s Day in Cooperstown.

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.

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