Baseball Hall of Fame taking its BASE program on the road

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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is taking its "Be A Superior Example" program on the road.

The so-called BASE program promotes healthy living and character-building choices. The cross-country trip will visit Kansas City, Salt Lake City and San Francisco in the coming week with Hall of Famers Ozzie Smith, Goose Gossage and Ferguson Jenkins.

Smith leads off in Kansas City on Monday, joining with the Negro Leagues Museum on a symposium for high school athletes.

The Hall of Fame's educational programs present core learning curricula such as math, science, geography, and character education through the lens of baseball and American culture.

The BASE program was launched in 2011 and focuses on four core tenets — fitness, nutrition, character, and fair play.

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