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COOPERSTOWN, NY – It’s the time of year when heroes become immortals, and when legends are born.

The story of the 2011 World Series will be forever preserved at the Baseball Hall of Fame. But before that history is written, fans can experience all the thrills of the game during the Museum’s annual World Series Gala.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The 295 members of the Baseball Hall of Fame were defined by their character and courage. But it was their ability to act on their convictions that changed their lives – and the lives they touched.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Five staff members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum were honored on Monday for reaching service milestones, in a luncheon hosted by Chairman of the Board Jane Forbes Clark and President Jeff Idelson.

The five staff members and their years of service are:

COOPERSTOWN, NY: The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will recognize the twin traditions of baseball and film when, for the sixth consecutive year, it hosts the Baseball Film Festival in Cooperstown, Sept. 30-Oct. 2.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Continuing rains have forced the cancellation of the 29th Annual Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open in Cooperstown, a three-day, 54-hole tournament featuring 106 senior professionals scheduled to take place this week at Leatherstocking Golf Course.

Following heavy rains on Wednesday, the tournament was shortened to a 36-hole, two-day event, scheduled to begin Thursday morning. With continuing rains, the tournament was called Thursday morning. It marks the first time in the Tournament's 29-year history that the event has been cancelled.

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Due to the state of emergency in Otsego County, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 8.

Flooding and road closures are affecting the Cooperstown area.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – A steady rain forced the postponement of Wednesday's opening round of the 29th Annual Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open in Cooperstown.

Defending champion Ed Whitman of Blairsville, N.J., leads a field of 106 senior golfers from throughout the country who will now tee off Thursday. The traditional post-Labor day event, hosted by the Otesaga Hotel, the event's title sponsor, and its Leatherstocking Golf Course, will be shortened to 36 holes – with 18-hole rounds scheduled for both Thursday and Friday.

The presenting sponsor for the tournament is NBT Bank.

Johnny Bench served as the host for the 29th Annual Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open Pro-Am at the Leatherstocking Golf Course. (Milo Stewart Jr./NBHOF)

COOPERSTOWN, NY -- Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench returned to Cooperstown on Tuesday to showcase his golf talents as celebrity host of the 29th Annual Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open Pro-Am at the Leatherstocking Golf Course.

The three-day Seniors Open, one of the top senior tournaments in the Northeast, begins Wednesday featuring 106 pros from across the country competing for a $75,000 purse to be awarded to the top finishers at this week's event.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will honor the 10th anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001, with a blood drive, sponsored by the American Red Cross, as well as special artifact presentations commemorating the anniversary.

Future Hall of Famer Willie Stargell was in the lineup as the cleanup hitter against the Giants. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

The game took place late in the regular season four decades ago, unremarkable in many respects except for one ultimately uniquely historical fact: The lineup card for one of the teams involved contained for the first time in big league history a starting nine made up entirely of minority players.

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