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Hall of Famers Ozzie Smith, Paul Molitor and Bruce Sutter particiapted in PLAY Ball on Friday. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Doubleday Field hosted a reunion of the 1982 World Series on Friday, and a steady rain in Cooperstown proved no match for the players’ or fans’ spirits at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s annual PLAY Ball event.

Boston's Marco Scutaro hit this ball for the first regular-season hit at Target Field on April 12. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Thousands of baseball fans are heading to Cooperstown to celebrate this weekend’s historic Class of 2010 Induction Ceremony.

But while they’re at the home of baseball, visitors will also experience the thrill of seeing the most recent history recorded on the diamond.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The scene will be pure Americana. The back story will be Baseball’s best weekend of the year. The heroes will be on hand.

The location is beyond question: Only Cooperstown could host a summertime parade like this.

PLAY Ball with Ozzie Smith will kick off Hall of Fame Weekend 2010 on Friday, July 23. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – It’s a dream team reunion of the 1982 World Series in Cooperstown. But this time, Ozzie Smith is inviting baseball fans – as well as fellow Hall of Famers Paul Molitor and Bruce Sutter – to get in on the fun.

The Wizard will host PLAY Ball – a fundraiser for the Baseball Hall of Fame’s educational programs – at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 23, at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown. The 2010 Hall of Fame Induction Weekend officially gets under way with the event.

The annual New York-Penn League game will take place on Saturday, July 24th during Hall of Fame Weekend. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The eyes of the baseball world will be focused on Cooperstown July 23-26 during Hall of Fame Weekend.

Fittingly, a baseball game at Doubleday Field – Cooperstown’s historic ballpark – will be a part of the festivities.

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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – It’s a baseball tradition like no other – the annual return of the Hall of Famers to Cooperstown for Induction Weekend.

But starting this year, the celebration becomes even more spectacular with the addition of the Hall of Fame Parade of Legends the day before the Induction Ceremony.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – It’s the weekend they’ve worked for all their lives. And with memories of their Hall of Fame inductions fresh in their minds, Andre Dawson, Doug Harvey and Whitey Herzog will be ready to reminisce with fans during the annual Induction Weekend Legends Series event in Cooperstown.

The fifth annual Baseball Film Festival will take place in Cooperstown Oct. 1-3. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will recognize the twin traditions of baseball and film when, for the fifth consecutive year, it hosts the Baseball Film Festival in Cooperstown, Oct. 1-3.

The Hall of Fame is accepting submissions for the 2010 Baseball Film Festival through Aug. 13. Films can be of any length and genre, but must have been released within the last five years and feature baseball as a primary or secondary theme.

MLB Network analyst Harold Reynolds will serve as host for Connecting Generations for the second straight year. (Carter Kegelman/Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – It is not often that fans can see a team made up of a pitcher, a manager and an umpire. But at Hall of Fame Weekend 2010, Hall of Famers Tom Seaver and Tommy Lasorda will team up for a little fun with current MLB umpire Jerry Crawford and some lucky fans in Cooperstown.

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