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Hall of Famers Phil Niekro (left) and Ozzie Smith wave to the crowd during the Cooperstown Game Day Parade on Sunday before the Hall of Fame Classic. (NBHOF)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The bats crackled and the smiles sparkled as players and fans celebrated the game of baseball at Sunday's third-annual Hall of Fame Classic, presented by Ford Motor Company, in Cooperstown.

And when the day was over and The Knucksies had captured a hard-fought 8-6 decision over The Wizards, it was the game of baseball and all those who love the game who were the winners.

Former big leaguer Steve Grilli demonstrates the leadoff to kids at the Legends for Youth Skills Clinic.(Carter Kegelman/National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Six Hall of Fame legends and almost two dozen former big league stars are set to thrill the crowd at Sunday's Hall of Fame Classic at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown.

But for thousands of baseball fans in Cooperstown on Saturday, the excitement began a day early at the new Hall of Fame Classic Fest.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The American Red Cross and the National Baseball Hall of Fame are a winning team when it comes to helping save hospital patients' lives.

2011 marks the five year anniversary of the blood drive program at the Hall of Fame. Each summer, when blood donations are needed most, the Hall of Fame steps up to the plate by running two blood drives. Not only do Hall of Fame employees donate blood, they ensure community members and guests have the opportunity to donate as well.

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.

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