Share Baseball Memories with Six Hall of Famers at June 18 Voices of the Game Event at Doubleday Field

Limited Tickets Available for Historic Evening Featuring Andre Dawson, Goose Gossage, Phil Niekro, Ozzie Smith and Dick Williams

June 02, 2011

COOPERSTOWN, NY – For many baseball fans, their history with the National Pastime begins with their fathers.

On Father's Day Weekend in Cooperstown, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum brings that history to life with a memorable Voices of the Game program as part of Hall of Fame Classic Weekend.

Six Hall of Fame legends will take part in the June 18 event at 6 p.m. at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown. Hall of Famers Andre Dawson, Goose Gossage, Phil Niekro, Jim Rice, Ozzie Smith and Dick Williams are scheduled to be on hand for the one-hour roundtable program which will feature memorable stories from the Hall of Fame heroes and a question-and-answer session with the audience.

A ticket is required for this event and costs $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Members may reserve spots now by calling the Hall of Fame's Membership department at 607-547-0397. Any tickets remaining will be made available to the general public June 13.

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 2011 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 Hall of Fame Classic Voices of the Game program is just part of an action-packed Hall of Fame Classic Weekend at the Baseball Hall of Fame – highlighted by the Father's Day legends game at Doubleday Field. Tickets remain for the Hall of Fame Classic and can be purchased exclusively at baseballhall.org or by calling 1-866-849-7770. Tickets are $12.50 for first and third base seats and $11 for outfield seats.

The 2011 Baseball Hall of Fame Classic is co-organized by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association. For the third straight year, Ford Motor Company is the Presenting Sponsor of the Hall of Fame Classic.

Among the former big league players committed to participate in the Classic are Frank Catalanotto, Cliff Floyd, Steve Garvey, Dave Henderson, Bill Lee, Dale Murphy, Reggie Sanders, Willie Wilson, Rick Wise and Dmitri Young.

In addition to the Voices of the Game event, other activities planned for Classic Weekend include a Hall of Fame golf tournament fundraiser for the Museum, the new Classic Fest at Doubleday Field, the Youth Skills Clinic, a photo opportunity featuring the six Hall of Fame legends, and other unique programs throughout the Museum.

The Hall of Fame Classic will be preceded by the Cooperstown Game Day Parade, presented by the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce, the village of Cooperstown and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, beginning at noon on Father's Day on Main Street. Game participants will ride in the parade on their way to Doubleday Field. The Legends Hitting Contest will begin at 1 p.m., followed by the Hall of Fame Classic at 2 p.m.

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 summer hours of 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. from Memorial Day Weekend until the day before Labor Day. From Labor Day until Memorial Day Weekend, the Museum observes daily regular hours of 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. 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.