Hall of Fame Explores Baseball Paranormal with Haunted October Programming

Wednesday’s ‘Ghost Hunters’ Episode on Syfy Network Will Feature Museum

September 20, 2010

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has always been home to living history. But coming this Wednesday night, the paranormal experts on Syfy Network's Ghost Hunters will search for life forms from beyond in the hallowed halls in Cooperstown.

Syfy's popular Ghost Hunters series will visit the Baseball Hall of Fame at 9 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 22. This one-hour weekly reality show features hosts Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson as they work to track down paranormal activity. Check local listings for channel location.

To further explore the ghostly happenings of the Hall of Fame and the Halloween season, the Museum will present several programs this fall for visitors looking for a "spook-tacular" baseball experience.

The schedule includes:

  • A Haunted Evening at the Hall of Fame – Saturday, Oct. 16, 7-11 p.m.: Spend an evening exploring the haunted side of baseball's most sacred ground. Your experience will include: A candlelight ghost tour of the village of Cooperstown, a guided tour of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum focusing on the mysterious and paranormal side of baseball, and after-hours access to the Museum to investigate on your own in search of the spirits of baseball. Tickets for this experience are $50 per person, and include a one-year membership to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Participants in the Museum's Membership Program may purchase tickets for $25. Make your reservation now by calling 607-547-0397.
  • The Ghosts of Baseball – Saturdays Oct. 9-Nov. 6, 2:30 p.m.: Visitors to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Saturdays this fall can experience the mysterious side of our National Pastime through an hour-long tour exploring the ghosts, curses and legends of baseball's past and present. Learn about the Curse of the Bambino, the haunting at Wrigley Field and even some strange occurrences at the Hall of Fame itself. The "Ghosts of Baseball" tour will be offered at 2:30 p.m. each Saturday beginning Oct. 9 and running through Nov. 6. The tour is free with admission to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, and no registration is required. Tours will begin at the Membership and Museum Services Desk located on the first floor of the Museum.
  • Authors' Series: "Field of Screams: Haunted Tales from the Baseball Diamond, the Locker Room, and Beyond" – Saturday, Nov. 6, 1 p.m.: The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will welcome Mickey Bradley and Dan Gordon to Cooperstown as they discuss their book, "Field of Screams: Haunted Tales from the Baseball Diamond, the Locker Room, and Beyond." The book, written by the authors of "Haunted Baseball: Ghosts, Curses, Legends and Eerie Events," is a collection of spooky stories from ballplayers, stadium personnel, umpires, front-office staff and fans. It explores the sometimes-amusing and often eerie connection between baseball and the paranormal. The program will be held in the Museum's Bullpen Theater is included in the cost of admission to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. A book signing will follow the program.

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. 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.