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Jerry Watkins, Anne Vernon and Jerry McNamara with the plaques of 2013 inductees Deacon White, Jacob Ruppert and Hank O'Day. (Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF)

(COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.) The members of the Class of 2013 waited for more than a century before earning their place in Cooperstown.

Tommy John speaks about the pioneering surgical procedure he received from Dr. Frank Jobe. (Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF Library)

(COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.)Thomas Tull has spent his career bringing heroes to life on film. 

But on Saturday in Cooperstown, Tull – the CEO of Legendary Entertainment and a 2013 Hall of Fame honoree – found himself in awe just sitting next to the legends of the game. 

PLAY Ball participants get the opportunity to take the diamond with Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith. (Milo Stewart, Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame)

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – With 13 Gold Glove Awards and 15 All-Star Game appearances on his resume, Ozzie Smith is always one of Cooperstown’s most beloved visitors. 

But during Hall of Fame Weekend, the Wizard adds the role of host to his duties at the annual PLAY Ball event launching baseball’s greatest showcase. And the fans come away with memories of a visit of a lifetime. 

Ozzie Smith and Brooks Robinson help announce the finalists of the Commemorative Coin design competition. (Craig Muder/National Baseball Hall of Fame)

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – As history is made this weekend in Cooperstown, the Baseball Hall of Fame and the United States Mint have teamed up to unveil a new historic coin sure to become one of the treasures of the National Pastime. 

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The baseball world will call Cooperstown home this weekend, and the buzz through social media will bring the Otsego County village to millions of fans through the channels of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. 

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – It’s a dream that could only come true in Cooperstown: The chance to stand on the diamond with Hall of Famers and talk baseball. 

The Wizard will once again make it happen during Hall of Fame Weekend. 

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Visitors to Cooperstown for the 2013 Induction Weekend, including the Saturday, July 27 Awards Presentation and the Sunday, July 28 Induction Ceremony, are advised to utilize several parking and transportation options in an effort to alleviate potential delays and traffic problems.

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – On the eve of baseball’s biggest celebration, Cooperstown will pay homage to some of the game’s greatest storytellers and pioneers at the annual Hall of Fame Awards Presentation on Saturday, July 27 at Doubleday Field. 

(COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.) – In a little more than a week, the eyes of the sports world will once again be focused on Cooperstown, N.Y., for baseball’s most exciting weekend.

With traditional fan favorites and one-of-a-kind events throughout the lineup, Hall of Fame Weekend 2013 promises to be an unforgettable moment in time for fans with a full slate of family fun, baseball entertainment and exclusive opportunities comprising a classic American weekend, July 26-28.

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – They are a who’s who of the greatest stars baseball has ever known, and they paved the way for those that follow them to Cooperstown.

Now, Lou Gehrig, Rogers Hornsby and the entire Hall of Fame Class of 1945 will receive the game’s ultimate honor as the National Pastime’s living legends pay tribute to them with a formal induction of their plaques at the July 28 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

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