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2002 Hall of Fame Inductions
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2002 Hall of Fame Inductions
Ozzie Smith's plaque on induction day at Cooperstown. (AP)

A day of celebration
The weather held, the turnout was terrific and the speeches from inductees Ozzie Smith, Joe Falls and Harry Kalas went well. It wasn't quite a perfect day, but it was close. More>

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Glad to be part of a select club
That was fun. Now it's over. And that's OK by Ozzie Smith. Smith can now be referred to as the newest Hall of Famer. More>
Browne: Just what we needed
Always one of the joyful events of the baseball summer, the annual Hall of Fame induction never seemed to come at a more perfect time than Sunday. More>


"The Wizard of Oz" defined the shortstop position.
Ozzie Smith's induction speech
Superstar shortstops, Part I: 56K | 300K  Part II: 56K | 300K
Career highlights: 56K | 300K   Career farewell: 56K | 300K
Ozzie Smith on MLB Radio
Photo gallery  | Career Stats | Biography

2001 J.G. Taylor Spink Award
The longtime Detroit baseball columnist was named the recipient for contributions to baseball writing. Bio>

Detroit's Falls has seen it all

Joe Falls' induction speech
Falls talks to MLB Radio

Ford C. Frick Award
The longtime voice of the Phillies was named the recipient for contributions to baseball broadcasting. Bio>

Kalas' long road leads to Hall

Harry Kalas' induction speech
Some of Kalas' classic calls:
Mike Schmidt's 500th HR
Rick Wise's no-hitter
1993 NLCS clincher

More features
Fans enjoy Hall of Fame game
Helton, Thomas join Ozzie to talk baseball
White Sox, Rockies to meet at HOF Game
Hall of Famers remember others
Comings and goings in Cooperstown
Smith enjoys induction weekend
A Hall of a day in store for Wizard
Hall of Fame weekend busy as ever
A reunion for Ozzie, TWIB
Wizard lands on Wheaties box
The Wizard of Oz to enter Hall of Fame
Another Kalas behind the mic
• Bios: Ozzie Smith | Joe Falls | Harry Kalas

Schedule of Events
July 27-29, 2002

Sat. 7/27 - Oneonta Tigers vs. Auburn Doubledays, Doubleday Field, 2 p.m. ET

Sun. 7/28 - Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony,
Clark Sports Center,
MLB Radio's coverage

Mon. 7/29 - Hall of Fame Game, Doubleday Field, Rockies vs. White Sox, 2 p.m. ET



The Hall's Official Dedication from 1939:
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We cracked open the MLB vault to bring you selected audio of Hall of Fame Induction speeches from years gone by.

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