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COOPERSTOWN, NY – It's a tradition that goes back almost as far as the game itself: Fathers passing the love to baseball to their children.

Starting today, April 25, families can secure their seats at baseball's best Father's Day tradition: The 2011 Baseball Hall of Fame Classic, presented by Ford Motor Company.

World Series Weekend will be held May 7-8 in Cooperstown. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will host its annual World Series Weekend, May 7-8, in Cooperstown, honoring the 2010 San Francisco Giants with two days of programming and special events highlighting the franchise's first World Championship in San Francisco, featuring a special appearance of the Giants World Series trophy.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Seven Hall of Fame heroes will be featured in the Father's Day Hall of Fame Classic lineup at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown.

But before the legends of the game return to the field, they'll share memories of their days as All-Stars at the June 18 Voices of the Game program as part of Hall of Fame Classic Weekend.

Bob Feller started on the mound for the first annual Hall of Fame Classic in 2009. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – When he stepped onto the Doubleday Field mound at the inaugural Hall of Fame Classic at the age of 90 on Father’s Day in 2009, Bob Feller proved his status as an American icon was truly timeless.

Today, on the 71st anniversary of his Opening Day no-hitter, Feller’s iconic legend continues in Cooperstown. As a key part of the latest baseball tradition he helped create, the Hall of Fame Classic, the Hall of Fame announced today that Classic’s Player of the Game Award will be dedicated in Feller’s memory and presented beginning in 2011.

Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith (left) poses with Hall of Fame Champion Mike Mantle. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Cooperstown memories last a lifetime. This Father's Day Weekend, fans can preserve those memories with photos of their Hall of Fame heroes on historic Doubleday Field.

As part of Hall of Fame Classic Weekend, presented by Ford Motor Company, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will offer an exclusive opportunity for fans to be photographed with a group of Hall of Fame members on Saturday, June 18 as part of Hall of Fame Classic Fest at Doubleday Field.

Dale Murphy will appear at the 2011 Hall of Fame Classic. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – For two storied years in the 1980s, Dale Murphy towered over the National League as its Most Valuable Player.

On Father's Day, fans will have the chance to re-live those incredible seasons when Murphy suits up for the third annual Hall of Fame Classic at Doubleday Field.

Steve Garvey will appear at the 2011 Hall of Fame Classic. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – For more than seven full big league seasons, Steve Garvey never missed a game.

So with an opportunity to play on Cooperstown's legendary Doubleday Field, there was no way Garvey was sitting out this one.

Swinging Away:How Cricket and Baseball Connect will open this Sunday. (Marylebone Cricket Club)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The nation's only varsity collegiate cricket team is coming to Cooperstown this weekend to pay a visit to the nation's most celebrated Hall of Fame.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum unveils its newest exhibit on Sunday, April 17, with the opening of Swinging Away: How Cricket and Baseball Connect. As part of the celebration, Haverford College's cricket team will visit the Hall of Fame, participating in hands-on demonstrations and presentations for fans of all ages.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The stars are lining up for a classic Father's Day weekend in Cooperstown. That means the fans will soon be lining up to reserve their seats for a legendary game at Doubleday Field.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Baseball's records hold an emotional, if not sacred, place for fans of the National Pastime. The game's statistics fuel debates among baseball's fanatics, as measures of comparison, historic performance and as tools to analyze individual and team performances.

This spring, the two measures central to baseball's history will be united in Cooperstown, as the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum opens a permanent exhibition to explore the passion of baseball's records and the stories behind them, with One for the Books, opening Memorial Day Weekend.

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