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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.

The Baseball Hall of Fame will host a Holiday Celebration with the Pathfinder Village Hand Bell Choir on December 11. (Milo Stewart Jr./Baseball Hall of Fame)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The poinsettias are blooming and the holiday decorations are on display in the legendary Hall of Fame Plaque Gallery, which means the time is near for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's annual Holiday Celebration.

The Hall of Fame will host its Holiday Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 11. A special holiday concert will be held in the Hall of Fame Plaque Gallery, featuring the Pathfinder Village Hand Bell Choir at 2 p.m. and the SUNY Oneonta Hooked on Tonics A Cappella group at 3 p.m.

Sparky Anderson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

"The players make the manager; it's never the other way." -- Sparky Anderson

Sparky Anderson's Hall of Fame plaque (elected, 2000)

George Lee Anderson

"Sparky"

Cincinnati N.L., 1970-78

Detroit A.L., 1979-95

Texas' Mitch Moreland (left) presents the bat from his Game 3 home run to the Baseball Hall of Fame's Brad Horn. (Texas Rangers)

Watch a video of the 2010 World Series Artifact Spotlight

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The San Francisco Giants are bringing their first World Series title back to the City by the Bay.

At the same time, treasures from baseball's most memorable moments from the 2010 postseason are on their way to Cooperstown and being prepared for the Autumn Glory exhibit at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

The Hall of Fame will host its Extra Innings Overnight program on November 19th. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Cooperstown is the home of baseball, and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is giving children the chance to feel right at home amidst heroes and history.

The Hall of Fame will host its Extra Innings Overnight program Nov. 19, giving kids ages 7-12 the chance to spend an unforgettable night in the Museum. Children have the opportunity to sleep in the Plaque Gallery among the bronze tributes to Hall of Famers like Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth and Ted Williams after a fun-filled evening at the Hall of Fame.

Diamond Sports Careers will present The Business of Baseball Career Seminar and Networking Event on Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 4-7 p.m. at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown.

The seminar offers students a unique opportunity to learn about career planning, internships and opportunities in baseball.

Scheduled speakers include:

The 2009 Autumn Glory Exhibit will remain featured artifacts from the Yankees and Phillies. It will be replaced when a 2010 Champ is crowned. (Milo Stewart Jr.)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants will make history at this year's World Series. But it won't be the first time a meeting of these two franchises has left an imprint on baseball.

Just like in 1997 – when the Giants and Rangers met in the first-ever regular season interleague game – the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will be there to document every moment.

Costumed children get free admission to the Hall of Fame on Halloween between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The ghosts of baseball's past live year-round at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown.

But on the most haunted day of the year, children will have a chance to experience the game's history and share in the fun with a Halloween trick or treat adventure.

Thirteen-year-old Josh Smith will visit Cooperstown and attend the 2010 World Series Gala at the Hall of Fame. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

CHICAGO – Thirteen-year-old Josh Smith's dream of visiting the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., is about to the come true, thanks to a trip to the Haverhill (Mass.) Public Library.

As avid library users and baseball fans, the Smith family discovered the Step Up to the Plate @ your library program while visiting their library this summer. The incentive of a grand prize trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was a big enticement for Smith.

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