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This image of Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente is just one of 50 images featured in the new Salas Exhibit. (NBHOF Library)

(COOPERSTOWN, NY)Osvaldo Salas documented the game’s biggest stars of the 1950s with his camera.

Six decades later, Salas’ work will go on exhibit in Cooperstown – and his legacy will be honored by his baseball photography successors at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – It’s the unofficial start of summer, with America’s summertime game as the centerpiece of an unforgettable Memorial Day Weekend in Cooperstown. 

Add six Hall of Fame legends and fan favorites representing the 30 big league teams, and it all adds up to a Classic. 

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – They played the game at the highest level. And now, they’re giving back to the game’s future at the home of baseball history in Cooperstown.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will present the Legends for Youth Skills Clinic on Friday, May 23 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown. Children ages 7-12 will have a chance to spend the afternoon honing their baseball skills with former major leaguers.

(COOPERSTOWN, NY)George Herman Ruth was bigger than the game, and remains to this day the very essence of baseball.

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Everyone dreams of Cooperstown. It’s a hallowed name in baseball, for players as well as fans. And it’s the hometown for the house where legends live; it’s everything that’s great about the game.

Hall of Famer Rollie Fingers poses for a photo with fans during the 2013 A Night at the Museum program at the Hall of Fame. (Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF)

(COOPERSTOWN, NY)History comes to life every day in Cooperstown at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. 

On May 24, six Hall of Fame legends and 30 big league fan-favorites will make a little history of their own at A Night at the Museum as part of Hall of Fame Classic Weekend. 

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) Six Hall of Famers, fan-favorites from each of the 30 big league teams and hundreds of runners add up to one great day as the BASE Race moves to the Hall of Fame Classic Weekend in Cooperstown.

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) With just 27 days before first pitch, 27 of the 30 big league heroes scheduled to appear at the Hall of Fame Classic have their reservations set for Cooperstown – joining six Hall of Fame legends at Doubleday Field for a start-of-summer celebration only the National Baseball Hall of Fame could host. 

This image of Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente is just one of 50 images featured in the new Salas Exhibit. (NBHOF Library)

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) Osvaldo Salas is known for his striking photographs of the revolutionary days in Cuba in the late 1950s. But earlier that decade, Salas documented another revolution – this one in the sporting world as Latin American players began to break barriers throughout America’s National Pastime. 

Hall of Fame Jackie Robinson burst onto the scene in 1947, breaking baseball's color barrier. (NBHOF Library)

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) On the diamond, it was a day like many others. The Brooklyn Dodgers first baseman went 0-for-3 with a run scored in his team’s 5-3 win over the Boston Braves on April 15, 1947. 

But the moment Jackie Robinson stepped onto Ebbets Field that day, baseball – and America – were forever changed. 

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