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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."

Harmon Killebrew was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1984 (Carter Kegelman/NBHOF)

"I was recently diagnosed with esophageal cancer. With my wife, Nita, by my side, I have begun preparing for what is perhaps the most difficult battle of my life. I am being treated by a team of medical professionals at the Mayo Clinic. While my condition is very serious, I have confidence in my doctors and the medical staff, and I anticipate a full recovery.

Bob Feller was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

"Cooperstown is the greatest place on earth."
- Bob Feller

Bob Feller's Hall of Fame plaque (elected, 1962)

Robert William Andrew Feller

Cleveland A.L. 1936 to 1941

1945 to 1956

Dave Van Horne is the winner of the 2011 Ford C. Frick Award. (Florida Marlins)

View a transcript of the conference call with Van Horne (pdf)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Dave Van Horne, who has spent the last 42 seasons calling play-by-play action for the Montreal Expos and the Florida Marlins, has been selected as the 2011 recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum for excellence in baseball broadcasting.

Bill Conlin is the recipient of the 2011 J.G. Taylor Spink Award. (Philadelphia Daily News)

Bill Conlin, whose professional career has covered half a century during which he distinguished himself as a reporter, author and television commentator with an emphasis on baseball, was elected the 2011 winner of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

He will be honored with the award that is presented annually to a sportswriter for "meritorious contributions to baseball writing" during the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's Induction Weekend July 22-25 in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Pat Gillick was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Expansion Era Committee. (Preston Mack)

View a transcript of the press conference announcing Pat Gillick as the first member of the Class of 2011 (pdf)

ORLANDO, FL: Pat Gillick, who built three World Series champions and has served baseball for nearly 50 years, has been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Expansion Era Committee, it was announced today.

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