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Family Catch at Doubleday Field opened the weekend for hundreds of parents and their kids. (Carter Kegelman/National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – On Sunday, some of the greatest players the game has known will thrill fans at the Hall of Fame Classic in Cooperstown.

But on Saturday, many of those same fans got to experience the thrill of Doubleday Field for themselves – and hear behind-the-scenes ballpark stories from Hall of Famers and former major leaguers.

The 2010 Hall of Fame Classic will take place on Father's Day at Doubleday Field. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Before baseball’s heroes return to Doubleday Field for Sunday’s Hall of Fame Classic, they’ll cruise up Main Street at the home of baseball in Cooperstown.

The 2010 Hall of Fame Classic will take place on Father's Day, June 20th. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – It’s about the history, a chance to watch baseball’s best take the field in Cooperstown at Sunday’s Hall of Fame Classic.

It’s about the excellence, celebrating your love of the game with seven Hall of Famers and thousands of fans at Doubleday Field. It’s about the connection – the bond between father and child and baseball that has been passed through generations.

But mostly, it’s about dad. And this Sunday, you can share a wonderful Father’s Day memory together through the bond that is baseball.

The 2010 Hall of Fame Classic will be held on Father's Day, June 20th. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The Baseball Hall of Fame brings history to life year-round in Cooperstown.

But on Saturday, living history – in the form of seven Hall of Fame legends – is coming to town for fans to see, hear and share.

2010 Hall of Fame Classic Weekend will take place June 19-20. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – While some of the greatest stars baseball has ever known prepare for the Father’s Day Hall of Fame Classic, the future heroes of the game will receive some big league instruction the day before at Doubleday Field.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is committed to telling the story of the National Pastime. Not surprisingly, some of the most honored authors in the country are bringing their stories to Cooperstown this summer.

PLAY Ball with Ozzie Smith will kick off Hall of Fame Weekend 2010 at Doubleday Field on July 23. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – He blazed a trail across the baseball world for parts of three decades, forever changing the game with fielding accomplishments never before seen.

He received baseball’s ultimate honor in the 2002, earning Hall of Fame election for his outstanding 19-year big league career that featured 15 All-Star Game selections and 13 Gold Gloves at shortstop.

Now, Ozzie Smith, is committed to giving back to the game he loves. On July 23, that commitment will come alive for some fortunate fans at the annual PLAY Ball event at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will host a 71st Birthday celebration on June 12th. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Seventy-one years ago this week, the Baseball Hall of Fame opened its doors for the first time. Since then, the Hall of Fame has documented the history of the National Pastime and the men who have played the game.

On Saturday, as part of the Hall of Fame’s birthday celebration, actor Greg Kenney will bring that history to life through presentations on Hall of Famers Roberto Clemente and Jackie Robinson.

Kirby Puckett was the last player drafted who earned Hall of Fame election. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Some of the nation’s best amateur players embarked on their professional careers Monday night as selections in the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

For some, that journey could take them all the way to Cooperstown.

2010 Hall of Fame Weekend will take place July 23-26 in Cooperstown.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – In less than seven weeks, the eyes of the baseball world will turn to Cooperstown for Hall of Fame Weekend 2010.

Starting today, participants in the Hall of Fame’s Membership Program can ensure their place during the July 23-26 weekend – with events filled with memories to last a lifetime.

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