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(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – One day after President Obama’s visit to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, the village of Cooperstown is bustling once again in preparation for Saturday’s Baseball Hall of Fame Classic, as six Hall of Famers and 30 recently retired major league stars take to Doubleday Field to lead off the summer tourism season. 

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) On a uniquely American weekend in Cooperstown, Doubleday Field will be decked out in Red, White and Blue.

The first 5,000 fans to enter Doubleday Field for the May 24 Hall of Fame Classic will receive an American flag, compliments of Woodmen of the World. The Omaha, Neb.-based life insurance society has a nationwide program in place to foster the donation of American flags. The first 5,000 ticket holders will receive a flag upon entry.

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) Big league heroes are accustomed to hearing cheers on the field. But at Saturday’s BASE Race in Cooperstown, the big leaguers will be doing the cheering as five MLB fan-favorites support runners during a pair of road races at the home of baseball.

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.

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