The Awards Presentation begins on Saturday, July 28. There, guests will be welcomed to the Doubleday Field to witness the presentation of the Ford C. Frick Award for baseball broadcasting excellence and the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing. This year, these prestigious awards will be presented to Bob Costas and Sheldon Ocker respectively. To conclude this day is the Parade of Legends. Watch as the Hall of Famers ride in trucks down Main Street and arrive at the museum steps which will be covered in a flowing red carpet.
Rain or shine, join in the continued events on Sunday, July 29 for the Induction Ceremony. Outside of the Clark Sports Center, guests will be able to watch and listen to this historic event. Free of charge, with unlimited seating, this ceremony lasts two to three hours. The six inductees are as follows: Vladimir Guerrero, Chipper Jones, Jim Thome, Trevor Hoffman, Jack Morris, and Alan Trammell.
Events during the Baseball Hall of Fame Weekend A weekend-long celebration, the festivities start on Friday, July 27 where Ozzie Smith and Hall of Famer guests can participate in the PLAY Ball game. This fundraiser helps to support the hall of Fame educational programs, prices varying for Members and non-Members; PLAY Ball also requires advanced reservations. Players, legends, and attendees are all welcomed to a meet and greet and over two hours of playing ball. Each participant is able to play in the field and receive a personalized photo with baseball legends, as well as mementos to commemorate this special occasion. Before the games begin, be sure to stop by the Hall of Fame’s Plaque Gallery for a special breakfast.
On Monday, July 30, the Hall of Fame’s newest members will participate in the Legends of the Game Roundtable. This event is for Members only, costing $10 for adults and $5 for juniors. But keep your eyes and ears open, throughout the Hall of Fame Weekend there will be a series of educational programs and fan-friendly experiences open for all guests! These events are designed to connect different generations in fun activities and to feature the timelessness of baseball.
History of the Baseball Hall of Fame The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is a nonprofit museum dedicated to preserving and honoring the history of baseball, it’s players, umpires, managers, and everything in between. Open for over 75 years in the Village of Cooperstown, this museum prides itself on connecting generations and providing a place to show the historical development of baseball and its impact on our culture.
The Hall of Fame houses three entities: the museum, the actual Hall of Fame, and a research library that all work together to gather and preserve the history of baseball. Filled with memorabilia, baseball artifacts, works of art, literature, and photographs, this museum is educational and full of nostalgia, perfect for people of all ages.