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 2012

September 13, 2012

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 2012.

The Museum will honor the longstanding relationship between baseball and the movies, 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 at the home of the National Pastime in Cooperstown.

The schedule includes:

  • Family Day: The National Baseball Hall of Fame invites families to a special day at the Museum Sept. 22 during Cooperstown’s annual PumpkinFest Weekend. The day will include family-friendly programs and demonstrations as well as hands-on activities throughout the Museum all day long. Children 12 and under receive free admission.
  • Film Festival: The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will celebrate the timeless relationship of baseball and the cinema at the Hall of Fame’s Baseball Film Festival, Sept. 28-30, as the Museum honors the tradition of baseball at the movies. Fourteen films, with themes ranging from knuckleball pitchers to Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente to Fenway Park, will be screened over three days, and all films will be shown in the Hall of Fame’s Bullpen Theater or Grandstand Theater. Tickets for the screening of Film Festival entries are free of charge but limited and must be reserved. Admission to the Museum is required for films shown during regular Museum hours. Members may reserve their tickets beginning Sept. 17, and any remaining seats will be made available to the general public beginning Sept. 24 by calling the Membership department at 607-547-0397 or visiting the Membership desk in the Museum. A complete list of the films to be screened during the weekend is available at www.baseballhall.org .
  • Ryno’s Character: As part of its fifth-annual salute to character and courage, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will present Columbus Day Weekend programming dedicated to those qualities, highlighted by a Voices of the Game event in Cooperstown featuring Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg. Fresh off his second season as the manager of the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs of the International League, Sandberg will share his insights on the game at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 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 Sept. 17 by calling 607-547-0397, and any remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday, Oct. 1.
  • 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. 27 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. 1. Any remaining seats will go on sale to non-Members starting Oct. 22. For more information or for tickets, call (607) 547-0397. 
  • Daily Programming: The Hall of Fame will host daily programs on weekdays throughout the fall. At 11 a.m., the Plaques in the Gallery program features a look at the Plaque Gallery and information about how each plaque is made and installed in a 20-minute guided tour. At 3 p.m., Museum visitors in the Learning Center will hear the stories behind the artifacts from World Series games played at Boston’s Fenway Park, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2012. Both daily programs are included with Hall of Fame admission. 

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

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 Labor Day until Memorial Day Weekend, the Museum observes daily regular hours of 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Museum observes summer hours of 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. from Memorial Day Weekend until the day before Labor Day. 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 baseballhall.org or call 888-HALL-OF-FAME (888-425-5633) or 607-547-7200.