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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.

A film about Satchel Paige will be shown during the Hall of Fame's Black History Month Celebration. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will host a week's worth of programs celebrating Black History Month Feb. 21-25 in Cooperstown.

The start of Spring Training is still a week away, but baseball fans around the globe are already planning their 2011 season around the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's jam-packed events calendar.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The chance to spend the summer in Cooperstown is every baseball fan's dream. For college students aspiring to land a once-in-a-lifetime summer experience in the National Baseball Hall of Fame's 2011 internship program, only one week remains before applications are due January 31.

Harmon Killebrew was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

"My wife Nita and I continue to be overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and prayers we have received while I am undergoing treatment for esophageal cancer. My chemotherapy is ongoing and the team of medical professionals at the Mayo Clinic is hopeful for my full recovery.

It has been a tough battle but Nita and I have found comfort in the love and encouragement from our family and friends. We still have a long road ahead of us and we ask for your continued prayers." 

Opening Remarks:

Blyleven: "It's a great honor, my wife and I are still numb."

"I almost didn't pick up the phone, because I didn't want to jinx anything."

"I'm very, very honored to be part of baseball's elite in the game. I'm very much looking forward to the Induction Ceremony on July 24th".

"It's an honor for me to be a Hall of Famer."

Alomar: "For me, it's a special day."

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