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Howard Bryand will discuss his new book about Hank Aaron (above) on Tuesday, Aug. 17. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Henry Aaron's remarkable story is told every day in Cooperstown through the Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream exhibit at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Now, the man who wrote the book on Aaron is coming to Cooperstown to tell his story.

The Hall of Fame's KeyBank Summer Programming will entertain visitors through Labor Day. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Summer in Cooperstown means plenty of action at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. And with thousands of visitors experiencing the Museum every day, the Hall of Fame's KeyBank Summer Programming Series is ensuring fans have a daily chance to see the history of baseball up close.

James S. Hirsch will be in Cooperstown July 30th to discuss his new book about Willie Mays. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The story of one of baseball’s greatest heroes has come to print, and the author is coming to Cooperstown.

New York Times best-selling author James S. Hirsch will discuss his new book Willie Mays: The Life, The Legend on Friday, July 30, at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown as part of the Museum’s continuing Authors’ Series program. The book, which was authorized by Mays, takes a look at one of the game’s most celebrated and beloved players.

John Fogerty (right) stands with Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson next to the exhibit featuring Fogerty's baseball guitar. (Milo Stewart Jr.)

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. –The song has become a baseball anthem. The artist is a legendary performer. Now, the guitar that has given life to John Fogerty’s classic song “Centerfield” has landed in Cooperstown, New York, and is now on exhibit at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Willie Mays waved to fans during the Hall of Fame Parade of Legends on Saturday. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – On a steamy summer night in Cooperstown, history rode right down Main Street.

The Hall of Fame Parade of Legends debuted on Saturday night to rave reviews as fans lined the sidewalks 10 deep to catch a glimpse of the greatest players baseball has ever known. More than 40 Hall of Famers, including Class of 2010 electees Andre Dawson, Doug Harvey and Whitey Herzog, were cheered down the street and into the Hall of Fame for an evening reception, riding in the back of Ford pickup trucks courtesy of Ford Motor Company.

Hall of Famers Ozzie Smith, Paul Molitor and Bruce Sutter particiapted in PLAY Ball on Friday. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Doubleday Field hosted a reunion of the 1982 World Series on Friday, and a steady rain in Cooperstown proved no match for the players’ or fans’ spirits at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s annual PLAY Ball event.

Boston's Marco Scutaro hit this ball for the first regular-season hit at Target Field on April 12. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Thousands of baseball fans are heading to Cooperstown to celebrate this weekend’s historic Class of 2010 Induction Ceremony.

But while they’re at the home of baseball, visitors will also experience the thrill of seeing the most recent history recorded on the diamond.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The scene will be pure Americana. The back story will be Baseball’s best weekend of the year. The heroes will be on hand.

The location is beyond question: Only Cooperstown could host a summertime parade like this.

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