Fans funnel in for Hall of Fame induction weekend

By Kelly McCarthy

July 24, 2013 Updated Jul 25, 2013 at 12:54 AM EDT

Cooperstown, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown is gearing up for another year of new inductions.

They're adding three more Hall of Famers to the wall during the induction ceremony this weekend.

Umpire Hank O'Day, Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert and 19th century catcher Deacon White.

Each of the inductees this year are deceased, but more than 40 living Hall of Famers are coming back for the ceremony.

"You probably will see somewhat smaller crowds in Cooperstown," said Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson, "But the allure of these living legends of the game in the area is a big attraction."

Idelson said the week leading up to inductions are some of their busiest times of the year. But it might be a good time to make the trip this year to experience shorter lines and wait times that comes with a smaller crowd.

"We figured this would be a great opportunity," said Mike Scribner, of Boston, "Because it was such a light induction year, we figured it would not be as busy. We've been here in years past where it was pretty crazy during induction weekend."

The three newest inductees bring the total to 300 Hall of Fame members.

The ceremony will take place on Sunday.

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