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COOPERSTOWN, NY – A steady rain forced the postponement of Wednesday's opening round of the 29th Annual Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open in Cooperstown.

Defending champion Ed Whitman of Blairsville, N.J., leads a field of 106 senior golfers from throughout the country who will now tee off Thursday. The traditional post-Labor day event, hosted by the Otesaga Hotel, the event's title sponsor, and its Leatherstocking Golf Course, will be shortened to 36 holes – with 18-hole rounds scheduled for both Thursday and Friday.

The presenting sponsor for the tournament is NBT Bank.

Johnny Bench served as the host for the 29th Annual Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open Pro-Am at the Leatherstocking Golf Course. (Milo Stewart Jr./NBHOF)

COOPERSTOWN, NY -- Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench returned to Cooperstown on Tuesday to showcase his golf talents as celebrity host of the 29th Annual Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open Pro-Am at the Leatherstocking Golf Course.

The three-day Seniors Open, one of the top senior tournaments in the Northeast, begins Wednesday featuring 106 pros from across the country competing for a $75,000 purse to be awarded to the top finishers at this week's event.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will honor the 10th anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001, with a blood drive, sponsored by the American Red Cross, as well as special artifact presentations commemorating the anniversary.

Future Hall of Famer Willie Stargell was in the lineup as the cleanup hitter against the Giants. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

The game took place late in the regular season four decades ago, unremarkable in many respects except for one ultimately uniquely historical fact: The lineup card for one of the teams involved contained for the first time in big league history a starting nine made up entirely of minority players.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – As a beautiful summer in Cooperstown concludes, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will resume its regular hours of operation.

Beginning Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5, the Museum will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Hall of Fame is open seven days a week year round, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

The Hall of Fame will resume its summer-season hours of 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. starting Memorial Day Weekend 2012.

Frick Award Fan Ballot Voting Begins Sept. 1 

Bios for the 75 candidates on the fan ballot

COOPERSTOWN, NY – For more than 90 years, the connection between baseball broadcasters and fans has strengthened the appreciation for the National Pastime.

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has announced that it will be closed on Sunday, Aug. 28 due to the effects of Hurricane Irene.

The Cooperstown area has suffered power outages and downed trees due to the storm.

Johnny Bench will participate in a Voices of the Game Program on Labor Day. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Johnny Bench seemed destined for Cooperstown from the earliest days of his big league career.

Today – more than 40 seasons after Bench's debut and more than 20 years since his Hall of Fame election – Cooperstown remains regular destination for one of the game's iconic players.

Joe Morgan was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1990. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

LOS ANGELES — Sports USA announced that two-time Sports Emmy Award Winner and Baseball Hall of Famer Joe Morgan launched "The Joe Morgan Show" throughout the country beginning today. The one-hour national sports radio show features Morgan having conversations with some of the most recognizable athletes from yesterday and today in baseball, football, basketball, golf and various other sports.

Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig chats on the phone in the new Center dedicated in his name. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame)

Read about the August Owners Meetings in Cooperstown

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Cooperstown has long been recognized as the home for the game's greatest players, managers, umpires and executives, as well as the repository for the history of baseball told through millions of artifacts, documents, photographs and more spanning more than two centuries.

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