Doubleday Field will Host NY-Penn League Game During Hall of Fame Weekend

Admission is free to watch Saturday’s matchup between Tri-City ValleyCats and Connecticut Tigers

July 19, 2010
The annual New York-Penn League game will take place on Saturday, July 24th during Hall of Fame Weekend. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The eyes of the baseball world will be focused on Cooperstown July 23-26 during Hall of Fame Weekend.

Fittingly, a baseball game at Doubleday Field – Cooperstown’s historic ballpark – will be a part of the festivities.

The annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend New York-Penn League game will take place on Saturday, July 24th at 1 p.m. at Doubleday Field. The game will feature the Tri-City ValleyCats against their Stedler Division rivals, the Connecticut Tigers. The ValleyCats are a Class A affiliate of the Houston Astros and the Tigers are a Class A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers.

Admission is free and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doubleday Field is located in the village of Cooperstown, just a short walk from the Hall of Fame. The game is sponsored by Coca-Cola and Key Bank.

Last year, the Tigers beat the ValleyCats 7-4 at Doubleday Field.

The annual New York-Penn League Game event is just part of an action-packed Hall of Fame Weekend at the Baseball Hall of Fame – highlighted by the inductions of Andre Dawson, Doug Harvey and Whitey Herzog as the Class of 2010 at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 25. Admission to the Induction Ceremony is free.

The 2010 Induction Ceremony will be held on the grounds of the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown, unless severe weather forces the event to be canceled. Seating is unlimited. The Ceremony will be televised live on MLB Network, broadcast nationally on Sirius XM Radio Home Plate Channel 175 and will be available via a Webcast at

Members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum receive free admission to the Museum, as well as access to exclusive programs, such as the Voices of the Game Series. Additionally, members receive a subscription to the Hall of Fame's bi-monthly magazine, Memories and Dreams, the 2010 Hall of Fame Yearbook and a 10% discount and free shipping on retail purchases. For information on becoming a member, please visit or call 607-547-0397.

The Museum maintains the following Hall of Fame Weekend hours: Friday, July 23: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturday, July 24: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday, July 25: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Monday, July 26: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Advance tickets are not necessary but are available by contacting the Hall of Fame at 888-425-5633. For Hall of Fame Members, doors open at 7 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. As always, Hall of Fame Members receive free admission. A special Members’ only entrance eliminates the need to wait in line. Interested parties may enroll in the membership program in advance or at the Museum.

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. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the Museum is open from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. The Museum observes regular hours of 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. from the day after Labor Day until Memorial Day Weekend. Ticket prices are $16.50 for adults (13 and over), $11 for seniors (65 and over) and for those holding current memberships in the VFW, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion and AMVets organizations, and $6 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.