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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has announced that it will be closed on Sunday, Aug. 28 due to the effects of Hurricane Irene.

The Cooperstown area has suffered power outages and downed trees due to the storm.

Johnny Bench will participate in a Voices of the Game Program on Labor Day. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Johnny Bench seemed destined for Cooperstown from the earliest days of his big league career.

Today – more than 40 seasons after Bench's debut and more than 20 years since his Hall of Fame election – Cooperstown remains regular destination for one of the game's iconic players.

Joe Morgan was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1990. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

LOS ANGELES — Sports USA announced that two-time Sports Emmy Award Winner and Baseball Hall of Famer Joe Morgan launched "The Joe Morgan Show" throughout the country beginning today. The one-hour national sports radio show features Morgan having conversations with some of the most recognizable athletes from yesterday and today in baseball, football, basketball, golf and various other sports.

Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig chats on the phone in the new Center dedicated in his name. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame)

Read about the August Owners Meetings in Cooperstown

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Cooperstown has long been recognized as the home for the game's greatest players, managers, umpires and executives, as well as the repository for the history of baseball told through millions of artifacts, documents, photographs and more spanning more than two centuries.

Hall of Famer Johnny Bench will be the celebrity host for the 29th Annual Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open and Pro-Am Golf Tournament. (Milo Stewart Jr./NBHOF)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Cooperstown is where baseball's heart beats the strongest every day of the year.

But for one week in September, some of the top senior golfers in the country help turn the home of baseball into a golfer's paradise at the Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open.

Derek Jeter is just the 28th player to record 3,000 hits during his career. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Derek Jeter made history when he became just the 28th player to record career hit No. 3,000.

Now, the Yankees' legendary shortstop has ensured that history will be preserved forever in Cooperstown at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will host a blood drive, sponsored by the American Red Cross in conjunction with Bassett Healthcare, on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Cooper Park adjacent to the Hall of Fame in a Red Cross bloodmobile.

Blood donors will receive free admission to the Museum on Saturday. Volunteer donors who have not donated within the last 56 days of Aug. 20 are eligible to donate blood on Saturday.

Bernie Williams was a four-time World Champion on the baseball diamond and an accomplished jazz musician. (Bill Menzel)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – On the baseball diamond, Bernie Williams blended creativity and talent into five All-Star Game selections and four World Series titles as a member of the New York Yankees.

But Williams' talent did not retire when he left Major League Baseball following the 2006 season. Instead, Williams' creative outlet became music – and the story of his remarkable journey from outfielder to musician will be told in Cooperstown on Aug. 12 at a special series of programs at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is teaming up with the Tri-City ValleyCats to bring the home of baseball to the Capital Region.

The third annual Hall of Fame Night with the Tri-City ValleyCats will be held Saturday, July 30 at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy, N.Y.

From left: Pat Gillick, Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame Sunday. (Milo Stewart Jr./Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

View a photo gallery of the 2011 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – The National Pastime took on a decidedly international flavor in the heart of America on Sunday at the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

But for Class of 2011 members Roberto Alomar, Bert Blyleven and Pat Gillick – and the estimated 17,500 fans in Cooperstown – the language of baseball needed no translator.

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