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Dick Williams was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2008. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Dick Williams spent his Hall of Fame managerial career turning losing teams into winning franchises.

On Sunday in Cooperstown, Williams will manage his greatest team ever at the Hall of Fame Classic – and he'll skipper a guaranteed winner, as he strives to become the first manager to lead both teams in a single game, as the manager of Team Ozzie and Team Niekro during the annual Father's Day legends game at Doubleday Field.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – It's the ultimate Father's Day experience, in America's Most Perfect Village.

On Sunday, fans can get up-close-and-personal with baseball's brightest stars in Cooperstown for the annual Father's Day celebration that has become the Hall of Fame Classic.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will host the Hall of Fame Classic, presented by Ford Motor Company, on Father's Day, June 19, with the participation of six Hall of Fame members and nearly two dozen retired major league stars, highlighting the seven-inning legends game at Doubleday Field.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – June's best weekend in Cooperstown will have a new standalone event this year, with the addition of Cooperstown Classic Fest to the Hall of Fame Classic Weekend schedule, featuring a full day lineup of public programs, entertainment and vending at Doubleday Field on Saturday, June 18.

Twenty college students makes up the 2011 Class of Frank and Peggy Steele Interns. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Cooperstown is usually the place where all-stars finish their careers. But for 20 young men and women who comprise the 2011 Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development, the start of a new chapter in their professional lives is just beginning at the Hall of Fame.

Twenty college students arrived in Cooperstown on Tuesday, May 31, to begin a 10-week study in a variety of disciplines at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Visitors to Cooperstown this Father's Day Weekend will take advantage of the history and family fun unique to the Hall of Fame Classic.

But for holders of Price Chopper's AdvantEdge Card, the trip to the home of baseball will also mean a special chance to visit the Hall of Fame and experience all of the memories and thrills inside the Museum's legendary walls.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The tradition that is baseball's Mid-Summer Classic is like none other in sports.

But for fans who can't make it to Chase Field in Phoenix, the tradition that has become the Hall of Fame's All-Star Gala brings baseball's best to baseball's home.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The history of the National Pastime comes alive every day at the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The future of the game, however, will also be on display this month in Cooperstown as part of Hall of Fame Classic Weekend.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – For many baseball fans, their history with the National Pastime begins with their fathers.

On Father's Day Weekend in Cooperstown, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum brings that history to life with a memorable Voices of the Game program as part of Hall of Fame Classic Weekend.

Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith (left) poses for a photo with Museum supporter 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.

Hall of Famer Cal Ripken joined Joe Morgan and Phil Niekro to open the Hall of Fame's newest exhibit One for the Books. (Milo Stewart Jr./Baseball Hall of Fame)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The players set the standards. The numbers became iconic. The stories are now legend.

But it's the records that enthrall baseball fans the world over – from Cy Young's victories to Joe DiMaggio's hits to Cal Ripken's consistent appearance in the box score. Those records, once engrained into the culture, remain forever a part of the National Pastime.

The records – and the stories forever connected to them – now have a permanent home in Cooperstown.

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