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(Cooperstown, NY) - Pitchers who won a combined seven Cy Young Awards and position players who totaled three Most Valuable Player Awards are among 19 new candidates on the 2014 Hall of Fame ballot that is being mailed this week to more than 600 voting members of the BBWAA.

Pitchers Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Eric Gagne, first baseman-designated hitter Frank Thomas and second baseman Jeff Kent join 17 holdovers from the 2013 balloting that failed to produce a winning candidate for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., for the first time since 1996.

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The Boston Red Sox spent 2013 covered in facial hair and ended the season covered in glory as the World Series champions.

Starting Thursday, Dec. 5, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will cover the Red Sox’s incredible postseason run – telling the story of the Sox’s third Fall Classic title in 10 seasons through the Autumn Glory exhibit, the annual tribute to the World Series Champions in Cooperstown.

The Museum's new Picturing America's Pastime exhibit features images from the Hall's unparalleled photo collection. (Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF)

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – When baseball began its ascent to becoming the National Pastime in the 1850s, a new art – photography – was there to document every moment. 

The new Picturing America's Pastime exhibit features images from the Museum's legendary photo collection.

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – With an exciting year of celebrations and marquee events planned for 2014, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will host an Open House for Otsego County residents on Tuesday, Nov. 19.

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Seventy-five years of preserving history, honoring excellence and connecting generations will be celebrated in a year-long anniversary party in Cooperstown in 2014, in recognition of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s formal opening on June 12, 1939. 

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Six former major league players, four managers and two executives comprise the 12-name Expansion Era ballot, featuring candidates whose greatest contributions to the game were realized from 1973 through the present. A 16-member Expansion Era electorate will review and cast votes at the 2013 Baseball Winter Meetings for consideration for the Hall of Fame Class of 2014, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announced today.

Just Arrived: The bat Jonny Gomes used to hit his game-winning home run in Game 4 of the World Series. (Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF)

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – On Wednesday night, the Boston Red Sox became World Champions for the third time since 2004, defeating the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-1, as the franchise captured its eighth World Series title and the first clinched at Fenway Park since 1918.

Visitors will be able to experience the thrill of trick-or-treat in the Hall of Fame Plaque Gallery. (Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF)

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Baseball can be a tricky game, but there will be nothing but treats for visitors to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum on Halloween.

Children in costume and their adult parents/guardians will have the chance to experience the game’s history and share in the Halloween fun when they are admitted free to the Hall of Fame from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31, as part of the Hall of Fame’s Halloween Celebration. Guests will be led on a trick-or-treat trip through the Museum. Treats will be provided through support of Price Chopper Supermarkets.

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The National Pastime’s marquee event will come home to Cooperstown via the airwaves as the World Series Gala returns to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum on Saturday.

The family-friendly event features refreshments, trivia, raffles, prizes and a live broadcast of Game 3 of the 109th World Series between the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium.

Doors to the Museum's Grandstand Theater will open at 7:30 p.m., with Game 3 scheduled to begin at 8:07 p.m. ET.

Former Museum executives Peter Clark (left) and Ted Spencer (right). (Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF)

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) - The International Sports Heritage Association (ISHA) has named a pair of former executives from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum the 2013 recipients of the prestigious Schroeder Award.  Former curator of collections Peter Clark and former vice president and chief curator Ted Spencer will be formally recognized as the award-winners during ISHA’s annual conference, October 16-18, in Denver.

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