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The Hall of Fame will celebrate Swinging Away on June 4-5 in Cooperstown. (Samantha Carr/National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The games of baseball and cricket have remained strongly connected since the first team sports evolved in America almost 200 years ago.

Now, as spring turns to summer in Cooperstown, fans of both games can explore that relationship during a celebration of the Hall of Fame's new exhibit Swinging Away: How Cricket and Baseball Connect.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Their stories have become a part of the fabric of the game, creating the tapestry that is the National Pastime.

This weekend in Cooperstown, fans have the chance to hear those stories as two Hall of Fame legends help the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum open its newest exhibit: One for the Books: Baseball Records and the Stories Behind Them.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is embracing the warmer weather by resuming its summer hours.

Starting Saturday, May 28, the Museum will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Museum will maintain 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. summer hours through the day before Labor Day.

Saturday will also mark the official opening of the Hall of Fame's new exhibit One for the Books: Baseball Records and the Stories Behind Them. The exhibit will open to the public at noon on Saturday.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The Killebrew Family, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and the Minnesota Twins have announced plans for the memorial services and burial of the late Twins legend and 1984 Hall of Fame inductee Harmon Killebrew. The plans are as follows (all times local):

Friday, May 20 - 10 a.m.
Funeral Service (open to the public)
Christ's Church of the Valley
7007 West Happy Valley Road
Peoria, AZ 85383

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The record – 2,131 consecutive games played – belonged to Cal Ripken Jr. on that September evening in Baltimore. But the moment belonged to baseball.

The celebration continues to this day.

Harmon Killebrew was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

"It is with profound sadness that I share with you that my continued battle with esophageal cancer is coming to an end. With the continued love and support of my wife, Nita, I have exhausted all options with respect to controlling this awful disease. My illness has progressed beyond my doctors' expectation of cure.

I have spent the past decade of my life promoting hospice care and educating people on its benefits. I am very comfortable taking this next step and experiencing the compassionate care that hospice provides.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The school year may be winding down, but the daily educational offerings at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum are heating up with the KeyBank Summer Programming Series set to make its 2011 debut May 31 in Cooperstown.

The Museum offers a wide variety of educational programs and special events throughout the year. But following the Memorial Day holiday, the Museum's daily programming schedule begins – providing visitors with even more opportunities for baseball fun.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Their records have stood the test of time, just like their Hall of Fame careers.

Now, three of the men who made that history are returning to Cooperstown to help the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum celebrate those records through a new groundbreaking exhibit.

Artifacts from the 2010 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants are on display in the Autumn Glory exhibit. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The San Francisco Giants made history with their first World Series championship in 2010.

Their predecessors, the New York Giants, had already achieved mythical status as one of the powerhouse teams of the first century of play in the National League.

This weekend in Cooperstown, those cities and fans intersect in Cooperstown at a celebration of Autumn Glory.

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