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Hall of Fame to Host Baseball Film Festival Sept. 30-Oct. 2

September 12, 2011

Sixth Annual Baseball Hall of Fame Film Festival

Returns to Cooperstown Sept. 30-Oct. 2

— Three-Day Event Highlights Baseball on the Big Screen

(COOPERSTOWN, NY): The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will recognize the twin traditions of baseball and film when, for the sixth consecutive year, it hosts the Baseball Film Festival in Cooperstown, Sept. 30-Oct. 2.

Fourteen films, with themes ranging from Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson to the 2003 National League Championship Series, will be screened on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 30, Oct. 1 and 2, as filmmakers and fans celebrate the timeless connection between baseball and the big screen. All films will be shown in the Hall of Fame’s Bullpen Theater.

Tickets for the screening of Film Festival entries are free of charge but limited and must be reserved. Admission to the Museum is required for films shown during regular Museum hours. Members can reserve their tickets starting Sept. 19, and any remaining seats will made available to the general public beginning Sept. 26 by calling the Membership department at 607-547-0397 or visiting the Membership desk in the Museum.

Films are shown during six sessions throughout the weekend. A complete list of the films to be screened during the weekend includes:

Session 1

Friday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m.

Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend (27 min.)

Slap Black Jack: High Five Master (11 min.)

Catching Hell (1 hour, 41 minutes)

Session 2

Saturday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m.

Play by Play (23 min.)

The Legend of Pinky Deras (41 min.)

Session 3

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2 p.m.

Bubble Gum Champs (8 min.)

Touching the Game: Alaska (1 hour, 41 min.)

Session 4

Saturday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m.

Christy Mathewson Day (48 min.)

Boys of Summer (1 hour, 33 min.)

Session 5

Sunday, Oct 2, 10 a.m.

Black Baseball in Indiana (25 min.)

The Queen of the People (1 hour, 4 min.)

Session 6

Sunday, Oct 2, 2 p.m.

Late August (10 min.)

Down the Line (23 min.)

Let’s Get Ready to Win (44 min.)

For movies shown after 5 p.m., visitors must use the entrance to the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Library building located in Cooper Park.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is open seven days a week year round, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The Museum observes regular hours of 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. from Labor Day until Memorial Day Weekend. From Memorial Day Weekend through the day before Labor Day, the Museum observes summer hours of 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Ticket prices are $19.50 for adults (13 and over), $12 for seniors (65 and over) and for those holding current memberships in the VFW, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion and AMVets organizations, and $7 for juniors (ages 7-12). Members are always admitted free of charge and there is no charge for children 6 years of age or younger. For more information, visit our Web site at or call 888-HALL-OF-FAME (888-425-5633) or 607-547-7200.

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