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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.

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
623-376-2444

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.

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