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April 27, 2013

Hall of Fame Briefs

Mars project Saturday at Hall

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

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.

Working with NASA educators, scientists and Hall staff, students will be asked to create uniforms, stadiums, marketing, concessions and new baseball rules. Within each category, students will work together to devise a way that baseball can be played on Mars.

Cost of the workshop is $10 per student, which includes materials, supplies and lunch and beverages. The first 50 students to register will be accepted. A parent or guardian must be present to register and pick up the student Saturday. Parents are welcome to attend the Imagine Mars Project Showcase from 3-5 p.m.

For more information or to register, call 607-547-0313.

Baseball scout exhibit to open May 4

The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown will open the interactive exhibit Diamond Mines on May 4.

The exhibit, which honors baseball scouts, will begin a scheduled two-year run in the museum’s second floor and feature a computer interactive of an Anatomy of a Scouting Report that includes more than two dozen reports on players.

The opening will include a Voices of the Game program at 10 a.m. May 4 in the Grandstand Theater. Guests for the roundtable discussion on the role of scouts in baseball will include Hall of Fame executive Pat Gillick; 2011 Buck O’Neil Award winner Roland Hemond; Scout of the Year Program Executive Director Roberta Mazur; and Texas Rangers scout and senior special assistant Don Welke.

Tickets for the Voices of the Game event are free but limited and must be reserved in advance by calling 607-547-0397 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.

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