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Hall of Famer Johnny Bench will be the celebrity host for the 29th Annual Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open and Pro-Am Golf Tournament. (Milo Stewart Jr./NBHOF)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Cooperstown is where baseball's heart beats the strongest every day of the year.

But for one week in September, some of the top senior golfers in the country help turn the home of baseball into a golfer's paradise at the Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open.

Derek Jeter is just the 28th player to record 3,000 hits during his career. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Derek Jeter made history when he became just the 28th player to record career hit No. 3,000.

Now, the Yankees' legendary shortstop has ensured that history will be preserved forever in Cooperstown at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

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, Aug. 20, 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 Aug. 20 are eligible to donate blood on Saturday.

Bernie Williams was a four-time World Champion on the baseball diamond and an accomplished jazz musician. (Bill Menzel)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – On the baseball diamond, Bernie Williams blended creativity and talent into five All-Star Game selections and four World Series titles as a member of the New York Yankees.

But Williams' talent did not retire when he left Major League Baseball following the 2006 season. Instead, Williams' creative outlet became music – and the story of his remarkable journey from outfielder to musician will be told in Cooperstown on Aug. 12 at a special series of programs at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

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

The third annual Hall of Fame Night with the Tri-City ValleyCats will be held Saturday, July 30 at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy, N.Y.

From left: Pat Gillick, Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame Sunday. (Milo Stewart Jr./Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

View a photo gallery of the 2011 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – The National Pastime took on a decidedly international flavor in the heart of America on Sunday at the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

But for Class of 2011 members Roberto Alomar, Bert Blyleven and Pat Gillick – and the estimated 17,500 fans in Cooperstown – the language of baseball needed no translator.

From left: Roberto Alomar, Bert Blyleven and Pat Gillick will be inducted Sunday as the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2011. (Milo Stewart Jr./NBHOF)

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Their moment in the sun in Cooperstown came a day earlier than usual.

But for Bill Conlin, Roland Hemond and Dave Van Horne, the moment couldn't arrive soon enough. And when it did, emotions and memories flooded historic Doubleday Field during the inaugural Hall of Fame Awards Presentation on Saturday.

Andre Dawson instructs some participants at PLAY Ball on Friday. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Baseball's best weekend has begun – and with more than 50 Hall of Famers in Cooperstown for Induction Weekend, the party is in full swing.

But for National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Education Ambassador Ozzie Smith, part of that party always includes time to assist to the Hall of Fame's mission at his annual PLAY Ball event.

Visitors to Cooperstown are encouraged to utilize Cooperstown trolley lots. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Visitors to Cooperstown for the 2011 Induction Weekend, including the Saturday, July 23 Awards Presentation and the Sunday, July 24 Induction Ceremony, are advised to utilize several parking and transportation options in an effort to alleviate potential delays and traffic problems.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Baseball's biggest stars are en route to baseball's grandest weekend.

Cooperstown, N.Y., the spiritual home of baseball, is about to become the weekend home of the game's most luminous names – and the permanent home of the Class of 2011.

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