Hall of Fame’s Fall Programming Schedule Features Stars, Stories and The Series

Museum Visitors Will Experience the Best of Baseball in Final Months of 2010

September 13, 2010
A celebration of Character and Courage will take place over Columbus Day Weekend at the Hall of Fame. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – As the baseball season winds toward its climax, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has put together a fan's dream lineup for programming during the last months of 2010.

The Museum will host appearances by award-winning actors and journalists, salute the timeless values of Character and Courage and celebrate the annual Fall Classic with the popular World Series Gala. The programs give Museum visitors the chance to experience baseball's glorious history through personal contact with the legends who made it happen.

The schedule includes:

  • Film Festival: The Baseball Hall of Fame will celebrate Billy Crystal's 2001 classic film 61* to open the fifth annual Baseball Film Festival in Cooperstown, with an evening reception and discussion, moderated by Bob Costas, followed by a showing of the film, in an exclusive Hall of Fame event, presented in conjunction with HBO® Sports. Crystal's appearance leads off the Hall of Fame's Baseball Film Festival, Oct. 1-3, as the Museum honors the tradition of baseball at the movies. The evening salute to 61* will feature an hors d'oeuvres reception with Crystal, Costas and Ross Greenburg, President of HBO® Sports and executive producer on the film, from 6-7 p.m. in the Hall of Fame Gallery. A discussion of the film will follow in the Grandstand Theater with Crystal, Costas and Greenburg participating from 7-8:30 p.m. The Museum will screen the film beginning at 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 1. Limited tickets for the reception and discussion forum are available immediately for participants in the Hall of Fame's Membership Program. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for children under 12, and can be reserved by calling 607-547-0397 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information on how to become a Museum member, please call 607-547-0397. The eleven films scheduled to be screened Oct. 2-3 at the Baseball Film Festival are listed online at www.baseballhall.org .
  • Character and Courage and The Hawk: As part of its third-annual salute to character and courage, the Baseball Hall of Fame will present Columbus Day Weekend programming dedicated to those qualities, highlighted by a Voices of the Game event in Cooperstown featuring Hall of Famer Andre Dawson. Fresh off his moving Induction Speech July 25 as part of Hall of Fame Weekend, Dawson will share his insights on the game at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 in the Hall of Fame's Grandstand Theater. A ticket is required for the event and costs $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12. Tickets are available to participants in the Hall of Fame's Membership program immediately by calling 607-547-0397, and any remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday, Oct. 4.
  • World Series Gala: Enjoy the excitement of the World Series on the big screen at the Hall of Fame during one of our favorite annual family events. The entertaining evening on Oct. 30 will include refreshments, trivia, raffles and prizes during a live broadcast of Game 3 of the World Series from the park of the American League champion. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12 and will be available to participants in the Hall of Fame's Membership Program starting Oct. 4. Any remaining seats will go on sale to non-Members starting Oct. 25. For more information or for tickets, call (607) 547-0397.
  • Daily Programming: The Hall of Fame's Bullpen Theater will host daily 2 p.m. showings of Road Trip to Cooperstown – Behind the Scenes at Hall of Fame Induction Weekend. Narrated by award-winning actor Powers Boothe, this one-hour film documents the experience of Hall of Fame Induction Weekend through the eyes of five key participants: 2010 Inductee Andre Dawson; Ford C. Frick Award winner and ESPN broadcaster Jon Miller; Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith; Jason Long, the owner of Schneider's Bakery, a Cooperstown institution since 1887; and Robert and Byah McGee of North Carolina, long-time fans of baseball and especially Dawson, making their first pilgrimage to Cooperstown. Admission to the film is included with a regular Hall of Fame ticket.

For more information on fall programs at the Baseball Hall of Fame, please visit www.hofclubhouse.com .

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. 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 baseballhall.org or call 888-HALL-OF-FAME (888-425-5633) or 607-547-7200.