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COOPERSTOWN, NY – The majesty of baseball's annual Cooperstown celebration is far too big to be packed into one afternoon.

So this year, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum unveils a Saturday schedule designed to honor the 2011 Hall of Fame award winners as well as thrill fans of all ages at Induction Weekend.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Baseball's grandest weekend is just days away, Cooperstown is ready to welcome the baseball world back home.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Since the snow-covered days of winter, they have waited for their moment in the sun.

Bill Conlin, Roland Hemond and Dave Van Horne have each been honored with awards symbolizing their professional excellence. And on Saturday, July 23 in Cooperstown, their legacies will be celebrated at the inaugural Hall of Fame Awards Presentation at Doubleday Field.

Hall of Famer Phil Niekro (front) speaks at Thursday's announcement with Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson (back) in Washington. (NBHOF)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has spent the last seven decades celebrating and honoring the history of the National Pastime.

Today, the United States Congress announced legislation that will celebrate and honor the 75th anniversary of the Hall of Fame through the National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act.

Dick Williams was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2008. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

"Never in my wildest dreams did I expect the honor being bestowed on me here today." -- Dick Williams, at his Hall of Fame Induction in 2008

Dick Williams’ Hall of Fame plaque (elected, 2008)

Richard Hirschfeld Williams
“Dick
Boston A.L. 1967-69, Oakland A.L. 1971-73
California A.L. 1974-76, Montreal N.L. 1977-81
San Diego N.L. 1982-85, Seattle A.L. 1986-88

Dick Williams was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY: Dick Williams, elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008 following a 21-year managerial career, passed away on Thursday due to a ruptured aortic aneurysm at a hospital near his home in Henderson, Nev. He was 82.

Williams won four pennants and two World Series titles during his career, including back-to-back championships with the Oakland A's in 1972-73.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The memories of the greatest weekend of their lives will be fresh in their minds, and the emotion of the moment will fill their hearts.

For Roberto Alomar, Bert Blyleven and Pat Gillick, it will be a chance to reminisce about the crowning achievement in their baseball careers. For the lucky fans at the Clark Sports Center for the July 25 Voices of the Game program, it will be an unforgettable brush with baseball history.

Ozzie Smith will host PLAY Ball on July 22 with special Hall of Fame guests. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – His spectacular plays at shortstop are still the stuff of highlight reels, making Ozzie Smith one of the game's authorities on the subject of defense.

But when "The Wizard" takes the field Hall of Fame Weekend for the annual PLAY Ball with Ozzie Smith event in Cooperstown, he'll also share tips on hitting, managing and all-around play – thanks to a little help from his Hall of Fame friends – in the name of helping the Museum's educational programs and internship scholarships.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The legends of the game are returning to the village where baseball's legendary past comes to life every day.

But when more than four dozen Hall of Famers gather in Cooperstown for Hall of Fame Induction Weekend July 22-25, it will be the glorious present that draws the gaze of the baseball world.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – A Cooperstown tradition is returning to the Baseball Hall of Fame, and baseball fans have just a few more days to secure tickets to one of the Museum's most popular events.

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