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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.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The chance to spend the summer in Cooperstown is every baseball fan’s dream. For college students aspiring to land a once-in-a-lifetime summer experience in the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2012 internship program, only two weeks remain before applications are due January 31.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The support of millions of baseball fans around the globe ensures the history and memories at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will be preserved forever.

Now, Hall of Fame supporters can experience that timeless connection themselves through the Museum’s new Lifetime Membership.

The Hall's newest Electee Barry Larkin poses with Hall of Fame Chairman Jane Forbes Clark and President Jeff Idelson. (Milo Stewart Jr./NBHOF Library)

Barry Larkin, a 12-time All-Star, nine-time Silver Slugger and three-time Gold Glove winning shortstop, was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America in balloting verified by Ernst & Young.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Thanks to the power of the internet and podcasts, fans can now stay connected to Cooperstown and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum year-round through Cooperstown Conversations.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The countdown is on for the start of the 2012 baseball season, and the year’s most anticipated moment comes Monday, January 9, with the announcement of the results of the annual Baseball Writers’ Association of America Hall of Fame election.

The results of the 69th BBWAA Hall of Fame election will be revealed at 3 p.m. ET on Jan. 9. MLB Network will carry the announcement live as Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson delivers the results. The announcement will also be simulcast on MLB.com and at baseballhall.org.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Tim McCarver, who has served as a national analyst on networks for three decades and simultaneously shined as part of broadcast teams with four big league clubs, has been selected as the 2012 recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually for excellence in baseball broadcasting by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Bob Elliott, who has been a positive influence on an entire country for the past 30 years as a writer, columnist and ambassador for baseball and Canada, was elected the 2012 winner of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

He will be honored with the award that is presented annually to a sportswriter “for meritorious contributions to baseball writing” during the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s induction weekend July 20-23 in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Ron Santo was the lone choice of the Golden Era Committee to join the ranks of the Hall of Fame in 2012. (Doug McWilliams/NBHOF Library)

Dallas, TX - Ron Santo, a nine-time All-Star who amassed 342 home runs and five Gold Glove awards, has been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Golden Era Committee, it was announced today.

Santo was the lone candidate to garner the necessary 75% of votes cast by the 16-member Golden Era Committee, which considered a ballot of eight former players and two executives whose contributions to the game were most significant from 1947-1972. The Golden Era Committee held meetings on Sunday in Dallas, site of the baseball winter meetings.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Baseball fans can help make the season merrier for families in need and experience the magic of the holidays in Cooperstown at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s annual Holiday Celebration.

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