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COOPERSTOWN, NY – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has always been home to living history. But coming this Wednesday night, the paranormal experts on Syfy Network's Ghost Hunters will search for life forms from beyond in the hallowed halls in Cooperstown.

Syfy's popular Ghost Hunters series will visit the Baseball Hall of Fame at 9 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 22. This one-hour weekly reality show features hosts Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson as they work to track down paranormal activity. Check local listings for channel location.

A celebration of Character and Courage will take place over Columbus Day Weekend at the Hall of Fame. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – As the baseball season winds toward its climax, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has put together a fan's dream lineup for programming during the last months of 2010.

The Museum will host appearances by award-winning actors and journalists, salute the timeless values of Character and Courage and celebrate the annual Fall Classic with the popular World Series Gala. The programs give Museum visitors the chance to experience baseball's glorious history through personal contact with the legends who made it happen.

The schedule includes:

Ed Whitman (third from right) shot a 66 on Friday to win the 2010 Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open. (Lori Grace)

Final Scores (pdf)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Ed Whitman, of Blairstown, N.J., shot a Friday-best 66, for a three-day total of 202 to capture the Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open golf championship on Friday. Whitman was in the lead heading into Friday's play and birdied the last five holes on Friday to clinch the win.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Ed Whitman of Blairstown, N.J., shot a tournament-record 64 to take the lead after day two of the Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open on Thursday in Cooperstown.

Whitman, who was six strokes off the lead after shooting an opening-round 72 on Wednesday, blistered the Leatherstocking Golf Course with his 7-under par mark on Thursday during an overcast day in Central New York, finishing with a two-day total 136.

The Baseball at the Movies exhibit is located on the first floor of the Museum just outside the Bullpen Theater. (Milo Stewart Jr./Baseball Hall of Fame)

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.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Bob Flanagan of Lawrenceville, Ga., shot a 5-under par 66 on Wednesday to grab the first-round lead at the Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open in Cooperstown.

Billy Crystal, a lifelong Yankees fan, signed to a one-day contract with the team in 2008 to celebrate his 60th birthday. (Courtesy of the New York Yankees)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Billy Crystal has spent much of his film career celebrating his love of baseball.

On October 1, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will celebrate Crystal's 2001 classic film 61* to open the fifth annual Baseball Film Festival in Cooperstown, with an evening reception and discussion, moderated by Bob Costas, followed by a showing of the film, in an exclusive Hall of Fame event, presented in conjunction with HBO® Sports.

Jim Rice was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2009. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

Jim Rice has been a part of baseball's best weekend for each of the last two years in Cooperstown, as one of the newest members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

But on Tuesday, Rice experienced the golfer's paradise known as Leatherstocking Golf Course as celebrity host for one of the northeast's premier seniors tournaments.

Danny Murtaugh was a two-time World Series champion as manager of the Pirates. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Three separate times, Danny Murtaugh walked away from his job as manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

In each case, his love for baseball brought him back to the dugout. And in each case, Murtaugh showcased his skills as one of baseball's most successful managers.

Murtaugh's story is told in Colleen Hroncich's book The Whistling Irishman: Danny Murtaugh Remembered. On Friday, Sept. 3, Hroncich will discuss her new book at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown as part of the Museum's continuing Authors' Series program.

The Baseball Hall of Fame will resume regular hours beginning Sept. 6. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – As a beautiful summer in Cooperstown concludes, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will resume its regular hours of operation.

Beginning Monday, Sept. 6, the Museum will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Hall of Fame is open seven days a week year round, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

The Hall of Fame will resume its summer-season hours of 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. starting Memorial Day Weekend 2011.

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