Hall of Famers Tom Seaver, Tommy Lasorda Highlight Connecting Generations Show on July 24

Hall of Famers Team Up with MLB Umpire Jerry Crawford in Cooperstown for Popular Interactive Game

July 09, 2010
MLB Network analyst Harold Reynolds will serve as host for Connecting Generations for the second straight year. (Carter Kegelman/Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – It is not often that fans can see a team made up of a pitcher, a manager and an umpire. But at Hall of Fame Weekend 2010, Hall of Famers Tom Seaver and Tommy Lasorda will team up for a little fun with current MLB umpire Jerry Crawford and some lucky fans in Cooperstown.

All three will participate in the family-fun game Connecting Generations on Saturday, July 24, at 11 a.m. at the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown as part of Induction Weekend at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Former major leaguer and current MLB Network analyst Harold Reynolds will serve as the host for the program, one of many family-friendly activities during a weekend that will feature the induction of Andre Dawson, Doug Harvey and Whitey Herzog as members of the Class of 2010 at the Hall of Fame.

The game will feature three groups of participants chosen from the audience. In each round, both participants and Hall of Famers field one question. The questions are based off of a survey completed by members of the audience, and the goal for each team is to name as many of the top five answers as possible before getting three strikes (three incorrect answers). Following the game show, a brief discussion of baseball will follow, along with questions from audience members.

Seaver, elected to the Hall of Fame in 1992, pitched the New York Mets into the 1973 World Series – winning his second National League Cy Young Award that year with a league-best 2.08 earned-run average and 19 victories.

Familiar with the pitcher's mound, Lasorda began his career as a left-hander before becoming one of the most successful managers in baseball history. He guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to eight division titles and two World Series championships in 21 seasons.

Crawford, a 33-year big league veteran who has umpired five World Series, considers Harvey one of his mentors and is the son of former umpire Shag Crawford, Harvey’s second crew chief in the major leagues.

Tickets for Connecting Generations are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Members may reserve tickets immediately, and any remaining tickets will be available to non-members on Monday, July 19, by calling the Membership department at 607-547-0397.

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 baseballhall.org or call 607-547-0397.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is open throughout Hall of Fame Weekend. 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 off-season 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 baseballhall.org or call 888-HALL-OF-FAME (888-425-5633) or 607-547-7200.