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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.

Judy Scarafile stands infront of her photo in the Diamond Dreams exhibit. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY –The role of women in baseball is celebrated every day at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum through Diamond Dreams, a fan-favorite exhibit featuring nearly 100 artifacts and the stories of scores of women who have played influential roles on the field, in the office and in the stands throughout baseball history.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The National Baseball Hall of Fame will host special screenings of HBO's The Alzheimer's Project throughout October and November as part of a national discussion to encourage individuals to learn more about the disease and the research being done, as well as to gain a greater understanding of the issues surrounding it.

Each program begins with a special screening from the HBO documentary series, followed by a discussion led by Ann Thayer of the Alzheimer's Association. The event is free and open to the public.

Researcher Zann Nelson (front, center) poses with Pete Hill's family members in front of his new recast plaque at the Hall of Fame. (Milo Stewart Jr.)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The ballplayer known as Pete Hill earned election to the Hall of Fame in 2006.

On Tuesday, the man who was known at birth as John Preston Hill was honored in Cooperstown – his identity secure for all time.

The jersey Roy Halladay wore during his no-hitter on Wednesday is headed to the Baseball Hall of Fame. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Roy Halladay has worn the title of 20-game winner, All-Star and Cy Young Award winner.

Now, the jersey Halladay wore during his historic no-hitter in his post-season debut on Wednesday is headed to Cooperstown.

The winner of the 2011 Ford C. Frick Award will be honored during the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in July. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame)

Bios of the 10 finalists

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Ten of baseball's most beloved and honored broadcasters were named today as the finalists for the 2011 Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually for excellence in baseball broadcasting by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

The annual World Series Gala will take place on Oct. 30 in Cooperstown. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – History will be made at the 2010 World Series. And for the 14th year in a row, fans can watch that history unfold during the Baseball Hall of Fame's annual World Series Gala.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will host the fan-favorite World Series Gala on Oct. 30 in Cooperstown. This family event will feature a live broadcast of Game 3 of the 106 th World Series, which will be played in the American League champions' park and begin at 6:57 p.m. EDT. Doors to the Hall of Fame for the World Series Gala will open at 6 p.m.

Billy Crystal donated the Yankees jersey behind him from the movie 61* to the Baseball Hall of Fame. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

Video salute to 61*

Jewel of a film

Captured on film

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle chased history in 1961 during the New York Yankees' championship season. Forty years later, director and executive producer Billy Crystal immortalized that season in his epic HBO film 61*.

Andre Dawson will be in Cooperstown to participate in a Voices of the Game event on Oct. 9. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Andre Dawson faced his challenges on and off the baseball diamond with an unquenchable determination.

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