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 3:00-4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31

October 25, 2013
Visitors will be able to experience the thrill of trick-or-treat in the Hall of Fame Plaque Gallery. (Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF)

(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 Thursday, 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 celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2014 with the Hall of Fame Classic and BASE Race on Memorial Day Weekend, a June 12 birthday celebration and the 2014 Induction Weekend. The 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. 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 website at or call 888-HALL-OF-FAME (888-425-5633) or 607-547-7200.