Press Releases

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.

2010 Hall of Fame inductee Andre Dawson will be celebrated during Columbus Day Weekend in Cooperstown. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Andre Dawson played the game with honor, integrity, respect and an unrivaled determination.

Those traits earned him eight All-Star Game selections and a Hall of Fame plaque. Now, two months after his Cooperstown induction, the versatile outfielder is once again being honored by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum for his character and courage, two qualities that defined his career.

SPACEMAN: A Baseball Odyssey will take a look at Bill "Spaceman" Lee's baseball journey to Cuba. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Baseball film enthusiasts from all over the country have marked their calendars for the Hall of Fame's annual Baseball Film Festival.

But for those who can't wait for October, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will present a special film reel tribute to Latin American baseball on Saturday, Sept. 4.

Jim Rice will participate in the 28th Annual Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open Pro-Am Golf Tournament on Sept. 7. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Jim Rice spent his entire big league career playing in front of Fenway Park's Green Monster.

But come Sept. 7 in Cooperstown, Rice will be playing a different kind of "green" in support of Pathfinder Village residents.

Donors will receive free admission to the Museum on Saturday. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will host a blood drive, sponsored by the American Red Cross in conjunction with Bassett Healthcare, on Saturday, Aug. 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Museum's Education Gallery.

Blood donors will receive free admission to the Museum on Saturday. Volunteer donors who have not donated within the last 56 days of Aug. 28 are eligible to donate blood on Saturday.

During the Museum Discovery tour, scouts complete a scavenger hunt which takes them throughout the Museum.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The search for history happens every day at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Now, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts from around the country can participate in their own quest for knowledge in Cooperstown – and receive a special patch for their efforts.

Syndicate content