On July 26-29, 2013 the eyes of the baseball world once again focused on Cooperstown, N.Y., for baseball's most exciting weekend. More than four dozen Hall of Famers returned to honor the Class of 2013 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, honoring the three newest members - Hank O'Day, Jacob Ruppert, and Deacon White - brought fans from all over the United States and Canada to the Clark Sports Center. The third annual Hall of Fame Awards Presentation was held the Saturday before Induction, honoring the Ford C. Frick Award winner Tom Cheek, the J.G. Taylor Spink Award winner Paul Hagen and paying tribute to Legendary Pictures founder and CEO Thomas Tull and his film “42”, which documents and pays homage to Baseball Hall of Famer and civil rights pioneer Jackie Robinson. The Museum also recognized Dr. Frank Jobe for the development of the historic elbow procedure, known as “Tommy John Surgery,” that has helped hundreds of major league players past, present and future extend their baseball careers. John, the former left-handed pitcher who won 288 games in his 26-year major league career, joined Dr. Jobe for the special recognition.
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On December 11, 1986, the New York Mets acquire outfielder Kevin McReynolds from the San Diego Padres for outfielder Kevin Mitchell and four other players. Mitchell will win the MVP Award in 1989-for the San Francisco Giants.