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Summer hours begin at the Hall of Fame for Memorial Day Weekend. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is embracing the warmer weather by resuming its summer hours.

Starting Friday, May 28, the Museum will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Museum will maintain 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. summer hours through Labor Day.

The Buck O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award was first given in 2008. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – His likeness greets thousands of visitors a week at the Baseball Hall of Fame, with a smile on his face and a Kansas City Monarchs cap in hand.

John Jordan O’Neil’s legacy is alive in Cooperstown, and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Buck O’Neil Award is an unflagging reminder of what its namesake meant to baseball.

John Fogerty will perform his hit 'Centerfield' at the 2010 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. (New York Yankees)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will honor Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician John Fogerty and his anthemic classic, “Centerfield,” during the 2010 National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies in Cooperstown on July 25. This marks the first time the National Baseball Hall of Fame has immortalized a musician or song as part of the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The perfect Father’s Day destination is Cooperstown – where the legends will play at the second annual Hall of Fame Classic. The June 20 Classic highlights an entire weekend of family-friendly events designed for baseball fans of all ages, to take place at the Museum and throughout Cooperstown.

World Series Weekend will be held May 22-23 in Cooperstown. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – History comes alive every day at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

But for fans of the World Champion New York Yankees, Saturday and Sunday will present an extraordinary chance to celebrate in Cooperstown.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will host its annual World Series Weekend Saturday and Sunday, May 22-23, honoring the 2009 New York Yankees with two days of programming and special events highlighting their 27th World Championship, featuring a special appearance of the Yankees World Series trophy.

Robin Roberts passed away Thursday at the age of 83. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

" You play ball and never anticipate anything like this. It is a thrill to know that you belong there." 

 -- Robin Roberts, on his Hall of Fame induction

Robin Roberts’ Hall of Fame plaque (elected, 1976)

Robin Evan Roberts

Philadelphia N.L., Baltimore A.L., Houston N.L., Chicago N.L.
1948-66

Pinstripe Pictures will feature Associated Press photographs of the history of the New York Yankees. (Kathy Willens/Associated Press)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The New York Yankees’ added to their glorious history with their record 27th World Series title in 2009. And as it has been for the previous 26 championships, The Associated Press was there to document it for all time. Now, during the Hall of Fame’s annual World Series Weekend salute, the two occasions will come together as a new exhibit opens in Cooperstown.

Artifacts from the 2009 World Series are now on display in the Autumn Glory exhibit. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will host its annual World Series Weekend, May 22-23, in Cooperstown, honoring the 2009 New York Yankees with two days of programming and special events highlighting their 27th World Championship, featuring a special appearance of the Yankees World Series trophy.

National Pastime will be presented on May 1 at 7pm in the Grandstand Theater. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – National Pastime, a new musical comedy about a fictitious, unbeatable baseball team, will be presented during a special performance at 7 p.m. May 1 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

The musical tells the story of WZBQ, a radio station circa 1933 in Iowa, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. To spark ratings, the station re-invents a long-defunct local baseball team and WZBQ begins to broadcast phony baseball games as though real.

A new baseball card exhibit titled "The Ultimate Set" debuts Saturday at the Hall of Fame. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – They are simple pieces of cardboard – and yet so much more.

Toy… treasure… time capsule. Baseball cards have captured the imagination of fans for more than a century, and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is celebrating that history with the opening of a new exhibit entitled The Ultimate Set.

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