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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.

The ¡Viva Baseball! exhibit opened on the second floor of the Museum in 2009. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Baseball has evolved from America’s National Pastime to a worldwide passion, and nowhere does the passion beat stronger than in Latin America.

The 2010 Inductees exhibit celebrates Andre Dawson, Doug Harvey and Whitey Herzog with artifacts from their career. (Milo Stewart Jr./Baseball Hall of Fame)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – From the moment they were elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Andre Dawson, Doug Harvey and Whitey Herzog were immortalized in Cooperstown.

Now, their legacies come alive for all Museum visitors to see in a new 2010 Inductees exhibit, on display through next spring at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

The 22nd Annual Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture takes place June 2-4. (Baseball Hall of Fame)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The 22nd Annual Symposium on Baseball and American Culture will take place Wednesday through Friday, June 2-4, at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y. The event features more than 50 presentations selected from academic paper submissions across the country, with a wide variety of topics exploring the unique relationship between the national pastime and American culture. The event is co-sponsored by the State University of New York College at Oneonta and the Hall of Fame.

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.

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