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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.

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

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