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April 12, 2013

Hall of Fame Briefs

Robinson special starts today

The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown will celebrate the Legendary Pictures release of “42” with a special buy-one, get-one-free admission offer to the museum for moviegoers.

Those with a ticket from the movie documenting the story of Jackie Robinson may receive two Hall admissions for the price of one during the entire month of April. The movie opens today.

To redeem the offer, visitors must present a “42” ticket stub when purchasing admission to the museum at the Hall’s Main Ticket Booth. There is a limit of one offer per ticket stub.

Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier when he made his major league debut April 15, 1947. He went on to help Brooklyn win six pennants and the 1955 World Series during his 10 seasons as an infielder for the Dodgers.

The Hall also will hold special programming Saturday, Sunday and Monday (Jackie Robinson Day) to honor the 1962 Hall of Famer. The museum’s signature program each day will be performances of “Jackie: Cross the Line!” at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Bullpen Theater. This one-man show presented by Greg Kenney also tells the story of how Robinson broke the modern Major League Baseball color barrier. Admission to the show is free with a museum ticket. Seating is available on a first-come basis.

Robinson earned election to the Hall in his first year of eligibility. He was inducted with Bob Feller, Bill McKechnie and Edd Roush in 1962.

For more information, visit the website www.baseballhall.org.

Mars project set for April 27

The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown will host the Imagine Mars Project, a workshop for students in grades 4-8, on April 27.

Imagine Mars is a national arts, sciences and technology education initiative sponsored by NASA and the National Endowment for the Arts that leads students to work together with scientists, engineers, artists and civic leaders to design and share a futuristic Mars community.

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