Reserve Spots Today for Unforgettable Hall of Fame Weekend Events in Cooperstown
Celebrate Induction of Andre Dawson, Doug Harvey and Whitey Herzog on July 23-26; Tickets for Hall of Fame Weekend Events Available Now to Members
COOPERSTOWN, NY – In less than seven weeks, the eyes of the baseball world will turn to Cooperstown for Hall of Fame Weekend 2010.
Starting today, participants in the Hall of Fame’s Membership Program can ensure their place during the July 23-26 weekend – with events filled with memories to last a lifetime.
New inductees Andre Dawson, Doug Harvey and Whitey Herzog will honored on Sunday, July 25 at 1:30 p.m. with the annual Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. A full weekend of family events, baseball entertainment and exclusive opportunities complement a classic American event, and fans can reserve spots today for several family-friendly events featuring the greatest players in baseball history.
Tickets for Hall of Fame Weekend events PLAY Ball, Connecting Generations and the Legends Series are available now.
The action starts Friday, July 23 with:
- PLAY Ball with Ozzie Smith and Special Guests: It’s the Players, Legends And You in Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith’s annual fun on the field to raise funds for the Museum’s education programs. Join the “Wizard” and fellow Hall of Famers Paul Molitor and Bruce Sutter for two hours of non-stop interaction. Each participant receives time on the field with the baseball legends, as well as mementos of the occasion. Space is limited, and a reservation is required. Event pricing is $450 for Members, $600 for non-Members. Members may reserve spots now by calling 607-547-0397. 1 p.m., Doubleday Field.
Events on Saturday, July 24 include:
- Connecting Generations: The popular Connecting Generations returns for 2010. This program allows visitors to compete in a fun trivia contest with Hall of Famers Tom Seaver, Dick Williams and other special guests. Afterward, selected fans may ask questions of the Hall of Famers on stage. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12. Members may reserve tickets now by calling 607-547-0397. 11 a.m., Clark Sports Center.
- New York-Penn League Game: The annual New York-Penn League game featuring the Tri-City ValleyCats and the Connecticut Tigers entertains fans at Doubleday Field. This game is free and open to the public. 1 p.m., Doubleday Field.
- Hall of Fame Legends Parade: Join the pageantry and excitement of the new Hall of Fame Legends Parade as the returning Hall of Famers ride down Main Street in Cooperstown on their way to a private reception at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. 6 p.m., Main Street, Cooperstown.
On Sunday, July 25, the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is open to the public and free of charge. The 2010 Induction Ceremony honors Andre Dawson, Doug Harvey and Whitey Herzog. The ceremony also recognizes Ford C. Frick Award winner Jon Miller and J.G. Taylor Spink Award winner Bill Madden. Weather permitting, the ceremony takes place on the grounds of the Clark Sports Center, located on lower Susquehanna Avenue, just one mile south of the Hall of Fame. Seating is unlimited and a blanket or lawn chair is recommended for comfortable viewing. Complimentary water is provided and other refreshments are sold on-site. 1:30 p.m., Clark Sports Center grounds.
On Monday, July 26, The Hall of Fame’s newest members, Andre Dawson, Doug Harvey and Whitey Herzog, participate in a Legends Series Event hosted by George Grande and broadcast by MLB Network. This event is for Hall of Fame members only. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children, and Members may reserve tickets now by calling 607-547-0397. 10:30 a.m., Clark Sports Center.
Hall of Fame members are afforded special opportunities throughout the Weekend. As a not-for-profit educational institution, membership support advances the Museum's programs and aids in the preservation of artifacts and archival materials that document the rich history of America's game. Additionally, membership packages are wonderful and unique gifts for friends and family. Members enjoy many privileges, including a subscription to the official Hall of Fame magazine Memories and Dreams and free admission to the Hall of Fame year-round. To learn more about the program and its many benefits, please visit hofclubhouse.com/membership.
Visitors can relive their baseball memories and create new ones with a visit to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, which is open throughout Induction Weekend.
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 regular 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.