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September 26, 2013

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---- — HOF Film Festival opens 

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will present the Jackie Robinson biopic “42” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27 as the opening event of the Baseball Film Festival. Legendary Entertainment’s acclaimed film has earned praise from critics and fans for its portrayal of Robinson’s groundbreaking path to the big leagues.

The film will be shown in the big screen experience of the Museum’s Grandstand Theater. Tickets are free but limited and must be reserved. Fans can reserve tickets immediately by calling 607-547-0397 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.

The Museum will recognize the twin traditions of baseball and film when, for the eighth consecutive year, it hosts the Baseball Film Festival in Cooperstown, Sept. 27-29. Eleven films, with themes ranging from the T206 Honus Wagner baseball card to baseball broadcasters will be screened throughout the weekend as filmmakers and fans celebrate the timeless connection between baseball and the big screen. All films will be shown in the Hall of Fame’s Grandstand Theater and Bullpen Theater. Please check availability of seating by calling 607-547-0397 as space is limited.

For a list of Film Festival screenings and times, please visit

Drops to Hops Bike Race planned

The second annual Drops to Hops Bike Race will take place on Saturday, Sept. 28. There is a 43 mile race for experienced racers and a 23 mile race for various abilities. Races will start and end at Brewery Ommegang. There will be a finish line party for racers and families. People must be 21 to drink. Register online or at The Clark Sports Center.