Past Ceremonies

Wade Boggs and Ryne Sandberg were enshrined on Sunday, July 31, 2005 in front of 48 of the 60 living Hall of Famers and 27,000 fans. With the addition of Boggs and Sandberg, the 50 total Hall of Famers matched the largest gathering of Hall of Fame members in one location at any point in history, tying the 2004 induction ceremony. San Diego Padres broadcaster Jerry...

A record 18 inductees made up the largest single class in history, as Bruce Sutter along with 17 electees from the Negro leagues and pre-Negro leagues eras were inducted in front of 11,000 fans and 39 of the 60 living Hall of Famers on July 30, 2006. The Hall of Fame recognized longtime voice of the Houston Astros Gene Elston with the Ford C. Frick award and...

Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken Jr. were enshrined in front of 75,000 fans, the largest crowd in the history of the Hall of Fame, on Sunday, July 28, 2007 as 53 Hall of Famers returned to Cooperstown to welcome the 2007 inductees. Denny Matthews, longtime voice of the Kansas City Royals, was honored with the Ford C. Frick Award and...

Goose Gossage and Dick Williams, along with posthumous electees Barney Dreyfuss, Bowie Kuhn, Walter O’Malley and Billy Southworth were enshrined in front of 14,000 fans on Sunday, July 27, 2008 as...

Rickey Henderson, Jim Rice and Joe Gordon were enshrined in front of 21,000 fans on Sunday, July 26, 2009 as 49 Hall of Famers returned to Cooperstown to welcome the 2009 electees. Tony Kubek, former NBC, Yankees and Blue Jays analyst, was honored with the Ford C. Frick Award and...

Baseball's most exclusive club welcomed new members on July 25, 2010, with the biggest names the game has ever known right there to see it. Fifty Hall of Famers graced the stage in Cooperstown during the annual Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony as Andre Dawson, Doug Harvey and Whitey Herzog were inducted as the Class of 2010 in front of a cheering crowd of an estimated 10,000 fans and a nation of supporters watching from...

The National Pastime took on a decidedly international flavor in the heart of America on July 24, 2011 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. But for Class of 2011 members Roberto Alomar, Bert Blyleven and Pat Gillick – and the estimated 17,500 fans in Cooperstown on Sunday – the language of baseball needed no translator. Fifty Hall of Famers graced the stage in Cooperstown on Sunday during the annual Baseball Hall...

An estimated 18,000 fans, along with 44 returning Hall of Famers, attended the July 22 Induction Ceremony in Cooperstown as Barry Larkin and Ron Santo were inducted as the Class of 2012. Award winners Bob Elliott (J.G. Taylor Spink Award for writing), and Tim McCarver (Ford C. Frick Award for broadcast excellence) were honored at the July 20 Awards Presentation at Doubleday Field. 

BARRY LARKIN:...

Thirty-two Hall of Famers paid tribute to the Class of 2013 on July 28 in Cooperstown. The Class of 2013 featured three pioneers from baseball’s earliest days: Umpire Hank O’Day, who called the first World Series in 1903 and was the ruling arbiter in the 1908 game between the Giants and Cubs where Fred Merkle’s base running mistake cost the Giants a walk-off win; former Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert, who purchased the contract of Babe Ruth from the Red Sox and built Yankee Stadium; and Deacon White, a brilliant bare-handed catcher from the 19th century.

HANK O'DAY:...