Treasures from the Home of Baseball Coming to Capital Region for Tri-City ValleyCats Game on Sunday

Hall of Fame Night Gives Fans at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium a Chance to See History as ValleyCats Host the Connecticut Tigers at 5 p.m.

June 25, 2013

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The treasures of the game reside just down the road from the Capital Region in Cooperstown. But this Sunday, some of those artifacts will travel from the home of baseball to Troy as the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum teams up with the Tri-City ValleyCats.

The fifth annual Hall of Fame Night with the Tri-City ValleyCats will be held Sunday, June 30 at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy. All fans in attendance for the 5 p.m. game against the Connecticut Tigers will have the chance to see selected artifacts from the Museum’s unparalleled collection of baseball history.

The 2013 class of Frank and Peggy Steele Interns from the Baseball Hall of Fame will provide fans with an opportunity to see and learn about four of the Museum’s treasures, which will make the trip from Cooperstown to Troy. The artifacts on display will include:

  • A 1920s model mitt from Troy native Johnny Evers, who earned election to the Hall of Fame after a stellar 18-year big league career
  • A 1934 Babe Ruth model bat
  • Derek Jeter’s New York Yankees jersey from the 1996 World Series
  • Jeff Bagwell’s spikes from the 2000 season when he set a National League record with 295 runs scored over a two-year span

All of these artifacts will be on display at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium during the ValleyCats game on Sunday night. 

The Baseball Hall of Fame’s Membership team will be on hand to provide information about the Hall of Fame’s Membership program. 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 annual Hall of Fame Yearbook and a 10 percent discount and free shipping on retail purchases. 

For information on becoming a member, please visit or call 607-547-0397. 

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 or call 888-HALL-OF-FAME (888-425-5633) or 607-547-7200.