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This image of Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente is just one of 50 images featured in the new Salas Exhibit. (NBHOF Library)

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) Osvaldo Salas is known for his striking photographs of the revolutionary days in Cuba in the late 1950s. But earlier that decade, Salas documented another revolution – this one in the sporting world as Latin American players began to break barriers throughout America’s National Pastime. 

Hall of Fame Jackie Robinson burst onto the scene in 1947, breaking baseball's color barrier. (NBHOF Library)

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) On the diamond, it was a day like many others. The Brooklyn Dodgers first baseman went 0-for-3 with a run scored in his team’s 5-3 win over the Boston Braves on April 15, 1947. 

But the moment Jackie Robinson stepped onto Ebbets Field that day, baseball – and America – were forever changed. 

Hall of Famer Babe Ruth was an American original, baseball's first great slugger and the most celebrated athlete of his time. (NBHOF Library)

(COOPERSTOWN, NY)George Herman Ruth was bigger than the game, and remains to this day the very essence of baseball. 

This spring, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates Ruth’s unparalleled legacy with a new exhibit dedicated to an American icon – and one of the National Pastime’s enduring legacies. 

(COOPERSTOWN, NY)Virtually every Hall of Fame career begins with work in the minor leagues. 

In 2014, baseball fans can make the trip from the minors to Cooperstown themselves thanks to a partnership between the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and Minor League Baseball. 

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The start of the 2014 campaign is under way, and fans and students alike can experience the thrills of the new season as the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum presents Spring Break Week fun for the whole family April 14-18 in Cooperstown. 

(COOPERSTOWN, NY)Seventy-five years after its grand celebration brought Cooperstown to the American forefront in 1939, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will celebrate its Diamond Anniversary on Thursday, June 12, with several activities to commemorate the historic day, including appearances by Hall of Famers Joe Morgan and Cal Ripken.

The 2014 BASE Race will be held May 24 at Cooperstown's Doubleday Field. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The Hall of Fame's newest hit is embarkingon an extended "run" in Cooperstown, and this year, the popular BASE Race is moving to a new Memorial Day Weekend date, with a new course and lineup, as part of Hall of Fame Classic Weekend festivities.

(COOPERSTOWN, NY)Seventy-five years ago, baseball’s biggest stars came to Cooperstown for a late-spring celebration of the National Pastime.

This Memorial Day Weekend, history will repeat with the appearance of former major leaguers from each of the teams in a new roster and format as part of the 2014 Hall of Fame Classic, presented by Ford Motor Company, emphasizing a weekend of family entertainment designed to celebrate the timeless connection of baseball across generations.

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and the United States Mint today unveiled the first-ever curved commemorative coin to honor the 75th anniversary of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The coin goes on sale today. 

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) Six Hall of Fame legends will be joined by a roster of more than two dozen former major league players for a seven-inning legends game on Saturday, May 24 at Cooperstown’s historic Doubleday Field.

The 2014 Hall of Fame Classic, presented by Ford Motor Company, highlights a weekend of family entertainment programs designed to celebrate the timeless connection of baseball across generations, while saluting the contributions of those who served our nation's military.

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