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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

Pinstripe Pictures will feature Associated Press photographs of the history of the New York Yankees. (Kathy Willens/Associated Press)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The New York Yankees’ added to their glorious history with their record 27th World Series title in 2009. And as it has been for the previous 26 championships, The Associated Press was there to document it for all time. Now, during the Hall of Fame’s annual World Series Weekend salute, the two occasions will come together as a new exhibit opens in Cooperstown.

Artifacts from the 2009 World Series are now on display in the Autumn Glory exhibit. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will host its annual World Series Weekend, May 22-23, in Cooperstown, 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.

National Pastime will be presented on May 1 at 7pm in the Grandstand Theater. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – National Pastime, a new musical comedy about a fictitious, unbeatable baseball team, will be presented during a special performance at 7 p.m. May 1 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

The musical tells the story of WZBQ, a radio station circa 1933 in Iowa, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. To spark ratings, the station re-invents a long-defunct local baseball team and WZBQ begins to broadcast phony baseball games as though real.

A new baseball card exhibit titled "The Ultimate Set" debuts Saturday at the Hall of Fame. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – They are simple pieces of cardboard – and yet so much more.

Toy… treasure… time capsule. Baseball cards have captured the imagination of fans for more than a century, and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is celebrating that history with the opening of a new exhibit entitled The Ultimate Set.

Seven Hall of Famers attended the Grand Opening of the Hank Aaron Childhood Home & Museum. (Chip English/Mobile BayBears)

MOBILE, Ala. – One of the greatest events in the history of sports in Mobile and certainly the biggest night in Hank Aaron Stadium since the BayBears opened the ballpark in 1997, the Grand Opening of the Hank Aaron Childhood Home & Museum brought several baseball legends to the Port City in honor of one the game’s greatest heroes.

Aaron was humbled by the sights that he saw before him as he gave a heartfelt and touching speech in front of the small gathering of folks lined up outside the Hank Aaron Childhood Home & Museum in a pre-game ceremony.

STITCH ‘N PITCH day comes to the Museum, giving visitors the chance to create their own needlework projects. (Samantha Carr/National Baseball Hall of Fame)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Spring Break is almost here for area school districts, but that won’t stop the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Education Department from celebrating Youth Baseball Week April 18-24 with educational programs for kids of all ages.

Families can learn about Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson, tour the Louisville Slugger Museum and recreate a 1920s era baseball broadcast during Spring Break at the Hall of Fame. Several special programs will take place during the week:

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

Watch a video of 2009 Hall of Fame Classic Weekend in Review

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The stars are lining up to play in the Father’s Day Hall of Fame Classic in Cooperstown, and starting today the general public can purchase tickets for the annual legends game.

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

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Their major league playing days may be over, but the legends of the game are already lining up to play in the second-annual Baseball Hall of Fame Classic on Father’s Day in Cooperstown.

Hall of Famers Gary Carter, Bob Feller, Rollie Fingers, Goose Gossage, Harmon Killebrew, Phil Niekro and Ozzie Smith will headline the Hall of Fame Classic, and today the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association announced nine more players scheduled to appear in the June 20 legends game at Doubleday Field.

An AAGPBL was on the cover the August 1948 issue of Parade Magazine. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)


COOPERSTOWN, NY – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will celebrate Women’s History Month on Saturday, March 27, in Cooperstown by welcoming four women from the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League as part of a full day of programming.

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