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Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith (left) poses with Hall of Fame Champion 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.

Dale Murphy will appear at the 2011 Hall of Fame Classic. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – For two storied years in the 1980s, Dale Murphy towered over the National League as its Most Valuable Player.

On Father's Day, fans will have the chance to re-live those incredible seasons when Murphy suits up for the third annual Hall of Fame Classic at Doubleday Field.

Steve Garvey will appear at the 2011 Hall of Fame Classic. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – For more than seven full big league seasons, Steve Garvey never missed a game.

So with an opportunity to play on Cooperstown's legendary Doubleday Field, there was no way Garvey was sitting out this one.

Swinging Away:How Cricket and Baseball Connect will open this Sunday. (Marylebone Cricket Club)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The nation's only varsity collegiate cricket team is coming to Cooperstown this weekend to pay a visit to the nation's most celebrated Hall of Fame.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum unveils its newest exhibit on Sunday, April 17, with the opening of Swinging Away: How Cricket and Baseball Connect. As part of the celebration, Haverford College's cricket team will visit the Hall of Fame, participating in hands-on demonstrations and presentations for fans of all ages.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The stars are lining up for a classic Father's Day weekend in Cooperstown. That means the fans will soon be lining up to reserve their seats for a legendary game at Doubleday Field.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Baseball's records hold an emotional, if not sacred, place for fans of the National Pastime. The game's statistics fuel debates among baseball's fanatics, as measures of comparison, historic performance and as tools to analyze individual and team performances.

This spring, the two measures central to baseball's history will be united in Cooperstown, as the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum opens a permanent exhibition to explore the passion of baseball's records and the stories behind them, with One for the Books, opening Memorial Day Weekend.

Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith admires his shot during the 2010 Cooperstown Golf Classic. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – It's a dream-come-true for most fans: Standing on the grass, in Cooperstown, with your Hall of Fame teammate by your side.

But for some lucky fans, it's more than a dream: It's the ultimate round of golf. On Father's Day Weekend, it will be the thrill of a lifetime at the Cooperstown Golf Classic.

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COOPERSTOWN, NY – Baseball's brightest stars are headed to Cooperstown for the Hall of Fame Classic. Baseball fans, meanwhile, are once again making plans for the ultimate Father's Day Weekend experience, as tickets for the annual celebration of dad first will be available on Saturday, April 16.

The Baseball Hall of Fame will mark the start of the 2011 season on Thursday. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The long winter for baseball fans ends Thursday with the start of the 2011 season. And at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, Opening Day means a chance to celebrate at the home of the National Pastime.

The Hall of Fame will offer fans the opportunity to watch live coverage of Opening Day baseball where the game's pulse beats the strongest, starting with the Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees game at 1:05 p.m. in the Museum's Bullpen Theater. Fans can also test their knowledge of Opening Day history with trivia contests.

Museums mark the spring season this weekend in Cooperstown. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The return of spring means a flurry of activity in Cooperstown this weekend for the village's venerable museums.

The Fenimore Art Museum, the Farmers' Museum and the National Baseball Hall of Fame welcome families and fans to town for an exciting start to April, with visitors set to experience the history, culture and majesty of the moment.

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