Legends Coming to Cooperstown for May 28 Program Celebrating New One for the Books Exhibit

Three Hall of Famers Scheduled to Appear at Voices of the Game Event Honoring Baseball Records and Stories; Tickets Available for General Public Purchase

May 23, 2011

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Their stories have become a part of the fabric of the game, creating the tapestry that is the National Pastime.

This weekend in Cooperstown, fans have the chance to hear those stories as two Hall of Fame legends help the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum open its newest exhibit: One for the Books: Baseball Records and the Stories Behind Them.

Hall of Famers Joe Morgan, Phil Niekro and Cal Ripken Jr. are scheduled to participate in a special program focusing on their historic careers and the records they achieved at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 28 at Cooperstown Central School's Sterling Auditorium. A limited number of tickets for this one-hour round-table discussion, presented as part of the Hall of Fame's Voices of the Game series, are first available to the general public today.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Doors to Cooperstown Central School open at 12:45 p.m. on May 28. To purchase tickets, please call the Hall of Fame's Membership department at 607-547-0397.

From the home runs and championships of Joe Morgan to the wins piled up by Phil Niekro. Or the sheer determination of Cal Ripken Jr. The stories of records like these and many more are told in One for the Books, located on the Museum's third floor adjacent to Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream.

One for the Books 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. More than 200 artifacts are included in the exhibit, which will include the interactive Top Ten Tower that will allow visitors to search for their favorite records.

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

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 Weekend 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.