Hall of Fame Opens Historic Yankees Photo Exhibit

The New York Yankees’ added to their long-running history with a 27th World Series title in 2009. And as it has been for the previous 26 championships, The Associated Press was there to document it for all time. Now, during the Baseball Hall of Fame’s annual World Series Weekend salute, the two occasions will come together as a new exhibit opens in Cooperstown.

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On May 22, the Hall will open the special exhibit Pinstripe Pictures, featuring photographs reproduced from the Associated Press book “New York Yankees 365,” a photographic history celebrating more than 100 years of pinstripe baseball in the Big Apple.

The exhibit will be on display through the end of 2010.

The photos serve as a pictorial tableau of the most successful franchise in American sports history.

“The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum records the history of our National Pastime, and the award-winning photographs of the Associated Press have captured the game’s greatest moments for more than a century,” said Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson.“We are honored to exhibit these timeless images in Cooperstown.”

The Museum will be a Yankee fan’s haven in May as the Hall of Fame celebrates the timeless excellence of a World Series championship at Yankees Weekend May 22-23.

The two-day extravaganza will be loaded with fun-filled programs and memories – capped by the display of the 2009 World Series trophy in the Museum’s Plaque Gallery on Saturday, May 22, and Sunday, May 23.

“Baseball and The Associated Press grew up together, and no news organization has covered more of the nearly 400,000 professional games that have been played to date,” AP President and CEO Tom Curley said. “We’re thrilled and honored that AP has ‘entered’ the Hall of Fame, sharing some of our enduring Yankee images at the vital center of the game’s great history.”

Yankees fans will have the chance to relive the 2009 season and create new memories at the home of baseball, where artifacts of the Bronx Bombers’ world title will be forever preserved.

Many of those artifacts are on display in the Museum’s exhibit Autumn Glory, which celebrates each season’s playoff and World Series teams.

Programs that will be offered both May 22 and 23 at the Museum include: -Special Yankees-related tour through the Museum offered throughout both days -Yankees Trivia in the Bullpen Theater, with games for all ages -Special Artifacts Spotlight presentations featuring artifacts from Yankees history

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