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September 21, 2013

Concert to mark HOF anniversary

Broadcaster Vin Scully to record tribute

Award-winning sports broadcaster Vin Scully will be among the guests celebrating the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s 75th anniversary in August. 

It was announced Thursday that Scully, who has broadcast Dodger games for more than 60 years and was honored in 1982 at the Hall of Fame with the Ford C. Frick Award, will participate in an Aug. 2 concert marking the baseball shrine’s birthday. The program will take place on the grounds of the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown. 

“The Hall of Fame is the cathedral of baseball, and it is an honor to be a part of the 75th Anniversary Concert in Cooperstown,” Scully said in the release. “This memorable event will be a fitting celebration of the National Pastime and the Museum that preserves the legacy of the game.”

The concert will be part of a 14-month celebration that will include a silent auction to benefit the Hall of Fame. Some of the organizations participating in the celebration include Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, which has produced limited edition Baseball Hall of Fame Fender Stratocaster guitars; and Peanuts Worldwide and Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, which has created 75 limited edition Baseball Hall of Fame Peanuts Posters. 

Tickets can be purchased online at www.cooperstownconcert.com. According to the release, the concert will feature the Boston Pops as the “house band,” as well as a variety of other musical guests and celebrities. 

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