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DiMaggio, Williams Among New US Postage Stamps

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Four of baseball’s most revered Hall of Famers will be honored in Cooperstown on July 20 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum when they will be immortalized on 45-cent First-Class Forever stamps.

The First-Day-of-Issue Major League Baseball All-Stars stamps dedication ceremony will be held Friday, July 20 at the Museum as part of the opening day festivities for the four-day Hall of Fame Weekend celebration in Cooperstown. Available nationwide that day, the stamps can also be purchased at the Museum and the Cooperstown Post Office.

Appearing on the Major League Baseball All-Stars sheet of 20 stamps will be Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees; Larry Doby of the Cleveland Indians; Willie Stargell of the Pittsburgh Pirates; and Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox.

“Some of America’s favorite pastimes come together with these stamps,” said U.S. Postal Service Stamp Services Manager Stephen Kearney. “Writing letters, collecting stamps, and, of course, playing and watching baseball are all important elements of our Nation’s culture and history. We are honored to be able to commemorate four of baseball’s most important players. Fans of these Hall of Famers and their teams will enjoy rooting for them once again by using and collecting these cool stamps.”

The stamps were designed by artist-illustrator Kadir Nelson of Los Angeles and are based on historic photographs. Phil Jordan of Falls Church, Va., served as art director.

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