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2014 Buck O'Neil Award winner, Joe Garagiola. (NBHOF Library)

(COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.) – Joe Garagiola, who was named in December as the third 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, will accept his award in absentia and will not attend Hall of Fame Weekend. 

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Phil Niekro and Cal Ripken spent a combined 45 big league seasons showing teammates, opponents and fans how to play the game with integrity and respect. 

2014 electee Frank Thomas was the highest drafted player in this year's Hall of Fame Class.

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Some of the nation’s best amateur players will embark on their professional careers Thursday night as selections in the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

For some, that journey could take them all the way to Cooperstown.

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) Thursday’s rain-likely forecast will move the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s 75th Anniversary Celebration Ceremony indoors to the Hall of Fame Gallery, featuring Hall of Famers Phil Niekro and Cal Ripken, at 11 a.m. The event, which will be open to those purchasing a Museum admission, had previously been scheduled to be held on the front steps. 

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Cooperstown is usually the place where all-stars finish their careers. But for 15 young women and men who comprise the 2014 Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development, the start of a new chapter in their professional lives is just beginning at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. 

(LOS ANGELES) – Four-time GRAMMY Award winner and four-time Dove Award winner Yolanda Adams has joined the All-Star lineup of musical performers who will appear at the concert celebrating the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s 75th Anniversary August 2 in Cooperstown.

Adams has been recognized by Billboard Magazine as the number one Gospel artist of the last decade while selling millions of albums worldwide. She is also host of her own radio show “The Yolanda Adams Morning Show,” which airs across the country.

(COOPERSTOWN, NY)Henry Aaron and Frank Robinson followed Jackie Robinson’s path to the big leagues in the 1950s and blazed the way for thousands of African-Americans to come.

Hometown favorite, Hideki Matsui, homered in the fourth inning giving The Knucksies the lead. (Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF)

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The clouds parted for the sun for most of the afternoon, and the legends sparkled in Cooperstown as the Hall of Fame Classic brought back memories and created countless new ones on Saturday at historic Doubleday Field.

“It’s beautiful to be here,” said three-time Cy Young Award winner Pedro Martinez, who pitched a scoreless inning as one of the game’s starting pitchers. “A great opportunity to be part of this and interact with many players that you faced and played with.

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – One day after President Obama’s visit to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, the village of Cooperstown is bustling once again in preparation for Saturday’s Baseball Hall of Fame Classic, as six Hall of Famers and 30 recently retired major league stars take to Doubleday Field to lead off the summer tourism season. 

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) On a uniquely American weekend in Cooperstown, Doubleday Field will be decked out in Red, White and Blue.

The first 5,000 fans to enter Doubleday Field for the May 24 Hall of Fame Classic will receive an American flag, compliments of Woodmen of the World. The Omaha, Neb.-based life insurance society has a nationwide program in place to foster the donation of American flags. The first 5,000 ticket holders will receive a flag upon entry.

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