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Pedro's suit, Smoltz's wig and everything else you need to see from the 2015 HOF ceremony

They say that every little kid dreams of being a big league ballplayer when he grows up. Of those kids, few get the opportunity to earn a living playing America's pastime and fewer still achieve the dream of hitting a walk-off home run or winning the World Series.

Perhaps the most elusive part of that dream -- the scenario so lofty and improbable that most children can't steady themselves to think it up -- comes with an invitation to join baseball's immortals.

On Sunday, July 26, 2015, Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz realized the rarest part of that dream as they were officially enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Here's everything you need to see from Sunday's ceremony and the subsequent pomp and circumstance:

The Plaques

Craig Biggio

John Smoltz

Randy Johnson

Pedro Martinez

The Tribute Montages

Craig Biggio

John Smoltz

Randy Johnson

Pedro Martinez

The Speeches

Craig Biggio

"Yogi [Berra] was the smartest baseball man I was ever around. Though he was known for his Yogi-isms, his baseball intellect was second to none."

John Smoltz

"You pretty much knew about what you knew, and that was playing the accordion because that's how you guys met. You were accordion teachers, and I thank you for the opportunity that you started me in my quest to be the next Lawrence Welk at the age of 4"

Randy Johnson

"If I was a visiting player coming in to face your team, you motivated me by screaming at me. If you were cheering for me, I'd run through a brick wall and throw as many pitches as needed to get the victory."

Pedro Martinez

"And Randy [Johnson], my brother from another mother. I just want to know one thing ... "What's the weather like when you stand up?"

Hall of Fame Style

We know this is a special day and all, but these get-ups deserve their own subheading. Just look at Pedro's suit with those patches:

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And check out what John Smoltz looks like with hair:

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Baseball's Greatest Fraternity, 2015

While not every single Hall of Famer could make it to Cooperstown for the weekend, 49 of the living legends assembled on a stage to help welcome four new members to their elite club.

Andre Dawson, Lou Brock, Bruce Sutter, Gaylord Perry, Rollie Fingers, Dave Winfield, Barry Larkin, Wade Boggs, Pat Gillick, Ozzie Smith, Phil Niekro, Bert Blyleven, Joe Morgan, Luis Aparicio, Cal Ripken Jr., Bobby Cox, Robin Yount, Carlton Fisk, Roberto Alomar, Bob Gibson, Whitey Herzog, Jim Bunning, Ferguson Jenkins, Eddie Murray, Dennis Eckersley, Steve Carlton, Tommy Lasorda, Brooks Robinson, Hank Aaron, Juan Marichal, Rod Carew, Nolan Ryan, Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux, Joe Torre, Tony Perez, Tony La Russa, Tom Seaver, Johnny Bench, Sandy Koufax, Orlando Cepeda, Reggie Jackson, Whitey Ford, Frank Thomas, Frank Robinson, Al Kaline, Jim Rice, George Brett, Rickey Henderson, Craig Biggio, John Smoltz, Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez.

The Buzz

The Fans