Bring Your Little Ghosts and Goblins to Hall of Fame for Halloween Celebration

Children in Costume to be Admitted Free for Trick or Treating from 3-4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31

October 30, 2012
(Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF Library)

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Baseball can be a tricky game, but there will be nothing but treats for visitors to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum on Halloween. 

Children in costume and their adult parents/guardians will have the chance to experience the game’s history and share in the Halloween fun when they are admitted free to the Hall of Fame from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, as part of the Hall of Fame’s Halloween Celebration. Guests will be led on a trick-or-treat trip through the Museum. Treats will be provided through support of Price Chopper Supermarkets. 

Trick or treaters will be surrounded by the spirit of famous Halloween Hall of Famers, all of whom brought their favorite candy to Cooperstown, such as: Oh Henry! bars from Hank Aaron; Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups from Pee Wee Reese; and Baby Ruth bars from George Herman Ruth

Others on the All-Halloween candy team, orchestrated by Hall of Famer “Candy” Cummings, include: 

  • BB Bats: Ted Williams 
  • M & Ms:  Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle         
  • Wrigley’s Gum:  Philip Wrigley 
  • Mounds:  Nolan Ryan              
  • Junior Mints:  Ken Griffey Jr.                          
  • Pop Rocks: Pop Lloyd     
  • Pay Day:  Leon Day                  
  • Charleston Chew:  Oscar Charleston       
  • Clark Bars: Stephen C. Clark (HOF founder)
  • Fireballs: Bob Feller                 
  • Whoppers: Jimmie Foxx                                   
  • Life Savers: Dennis Eckersley
  • Smarties: Al Lopez                   
  • Three Musketeers: Tinkers, Evers, &Chance  
  • York Peppermint Patties: NY Giants                         

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is open seven days a week year round, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The Museum observes regular hours of 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. from Labor Day until Memorial Day Weekend. From Memorial Day Weekend through the day before Labor Day, the Museum observes summer hours of 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Ticket prices are $19.50 for adults (13 and over), $12 for seniors (65 and over) and for those holding current memberships in the VFW, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion and AMVets organizations, and $7 for juniors (ages 7-12). Members are always admitted free of charge and there is no charge for children 6 years of age or younger.  For more information, visit our Web site at or call 888-HALL-OF-FAME (888-425-5633) or 607-547-7200.