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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.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Baseball's greatest stories are preserved forever at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown.

This year, some of baseball's greatest storytellers are coming to Cooperstown to share their work as part of the Museum's annual Authors' Series offerings.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Some of baseball's greatest players overcame serious arm injuries en route to the Hall of Fame.

This May, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will host two free community talks, presented by Bassett Healthcare Network, designed to share knowledge about athletic injuries of the elbow and shoulder, along with preventive care for those crucial joints throughout all stages of life.

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COOPERSTOWN, NY – Numbers and statistics have been a part of baseball's hold on fans for more than 100 years. But it's the records those figures represent – and the stories forever attached to them – that bring the National Pastime its immortal status.

View the schedule of events for 2011 Classic Weekend

View the lineups for the 2011 Hall of Fame Classic

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.

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