Press Releases

Youth Baseball Week will be held April 16-22 in Cooperstown. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – School's out for many children during April break week in the Northeast, but learning continues in Cooperstown as the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum hosts Youth Baseball Week April 16-22 with educational programs for kids of all ages.

The Learning Center is located on the first floor of the Museum. (Anna Wade/National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The Baseball Hall of Fame's award-winning educational programs have a new home at the historic Cooperstown shrine.

Family Day will take place on April 2 in Cooperstown. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Spring is here, and baseball is not far behind – which means it's time to celebrate in baseball's hometown.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum delivers the opening pitch of the new season with Family Day on April 2 in Cooperstown. The celebration will feature live musical performances, hands-on activities, crafts, and demonstrations throughout the Museum all day long. Kids under 12 will be admitted to the Museum for free that day.

Terry Cashman will perform "Talking Baseball" during Hall of Fame Weekend in 2011. (Laura Fieber-Minogue)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will honor singer/songwriter Terry Cashman and his baseball classic, "Talkin' Baseball," as part of Hall of Fame Weekend 2011 in Cooperstown. This marks the 30th anniversary since the release of the classic ballad that pays tribute to baseball and its heroes, specifically the three centerfielders – Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle and Duke Snider – synonymous with a generation of baseball fans.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Since baseball's earliest days, women have been major contributors to the strength and character of the National Pastime.

In honor of Women's History Month, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will examine the role of women in baseball with a day-long lineup of events on Saturday, March 19 in Cooperstown. The Hall of Fame will present Women in Baseball Day, a celebration of accomplishments of women on and off the diamond.

The latest issue of Memories and Dreams is available to members now. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Membership at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum means a lifetime connection to Cooperstown. Memories and Dreams magazines takes participants in the Hall of Fame's Membership Program behind the scenes and into the archives of the Hall of Fame six times a year, as each issue offers a unique and fascinating look at America's Game.

Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson announced details about Hall of Fame Classic Weekend on Tuesday. (Craig Muder/National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

Watch a video of the Hall of Fame Classic press conference

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The essential Father's Day baseball outing will become the ultimate classic weekend for fans of baseball heroes, legends and history, as the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will expand its programs and offerings for the June 17-19 celebration of baseball in Cooperstown, it was announced Tuesday.

Three centuries of cricket bats will be included in the coming cricket exhibit. (Marylebone Cricket Club)

View a photo gallery of the exhibit installation process

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The national game of England meets America's National Pastime in an historic exploration of the relationship between two of the world's most popular sports, cricket and baseball, in an exclusive American exhibition, opening April 16 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York.

Duke Snider was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1980. (NBHOF)

Hall of Fame obituary

Watch Duke's 1980 Induction Speech

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Duke Snider, elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1980 following an 18-year major league career in which he hit 407 home runs, passed away on Sunday morning from natural causes at the Valle Vista Convalescent Hospital in Escondido, Calif. He was 84.

Roland Hemond is the second recipient of the Buck O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

Watch a video about the Buck O'Neil Award

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's Board of Directors has selected Roland Hemond as the second recipient of the John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to an individual for extraordinary efforts to enhance baseball's positive impact on society.

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