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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.

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

COOPERSTOWN, NY – It’s a dream team reunion of the 1982 World Series in Cooperstown. But this time, Ozzie Smith is inviting baseball fans – as well as fellow Hall of Famers Paul Molitor and Bruce Sutter – to get in on the fun.

The Wizard will host PLAY Ball – a fundraiser for the Baseball Hall of Fame’s educational programs – at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 23, at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown. The 2010 Hall of Fame Induction Weekend officially gets under way with the event.

The annual New York-Penn League game will take place on Saturday, July 24th during Hall of Fame Weekend. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The eyes of the baseball world will be focused on Cooperstown July 23-26 during Hall of Fame Weekend.

Fittingly, a baseball game at Doubleday Field – Cooperstown’s historic ballpark – will be a part of the festivities.

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