Experience Living Legends as Three Hall of Famers Relive Baseball Records in Cooperstown May 28

Museum’s Newest Exhibit Opening ‘One for the Books’ Features Morgan, Niekro and Ripken in Discussion Event Celebrating Baseball Records and Stories

May 09, 2011

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Their records have stood the test of time, just like their Hall of Fame careers.

Now, three of the men who made that history are returning to Cooperstown to help the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum celebrate those records through a new groundbreaking exhibit.

Hall of Famers Joe Morgan, Phil Niekro and Cal Ripken Jr. are scheduled to participate in a special Voices of the Game discussion event, as part of the opening of the Museum's new exhibit One for the Books: Baseball Records and the Stories Behind Them on Saturday, May 28 in Cooperstown. The three legends are expected to take part in a one-hour moderated program focused on baseball's most memorable milestones, from 1-2 p.m.

A ticket is required for this event and costs $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Museum members have an exclusive opportunity to purchase tickets by calling the Hall of Fame's Membership department at 607-547-0397, now while supplies last, until May 22. Should any tickets remain on Monday, May 23, those will be made available to the general public at that time.

One for the Books exhibit will open to the public for the first time on May 28. The exhibit will examine records in batting, home runs, pitching, base running, fielding, team records, and a seventh category that will hold records like tallest, shortest, oldest, youngest, most seasons played and records held by umpires.

Some of the 200 artifacts in the new One for the Books exhibit include:

  • Joe Morgan's bat used to hit his 265th career home run on June 25, 1984
  • Batting helmet from Cal Ripken's 2,131st consecutive game on Sept. 6, 1995

Other events marking the opening of One for the Books will be scheduled for Saturday, May 28, including artifact spotlights and author series events celebrating baseball records. The exhibit will officially open for Museum visitors at 12 noon on Saturday, May 28. On that day, May 28, the Museum will begin its summer hours, staying open from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily throughout the summer.

An active Hall of Fame membership is required to purchase tickets for this special Voices of the Game event. 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 annual Hall of Fame yearbook and a 10% discount and free shipping on retail purchases. For information on becoming a member, please visit baseballhall.org or call 607-547-0397.

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 through the day before Labor Day, the Museum is open from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. seven days a week. 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 baseballhall.org or call 888-HALL-OF-FAME (888-425-5633) or 607-547-7200.