Hall of Fame Classic

The game’s memories live forever in Cooperstown. And once every spring, the legends who authored the National Pastime’s greatest moments come together at the home of baseball for a weekend that has truly become a Classic.

Hall of Fame members Rollie Fingers, Tom Glavine, Phil Niekro and Ozzie Smith will be joined by recently retired players representing all 30 major league teams for a seven-inning legends game on Saturday, May 23 at Cooperstown’s historic Doubleday Field. The 2015 Hall of Fame Classic, presented by Ford Motor Company, highlights a weekend of family entertainment programs designed to celebrate the timeless connection of baseball across generations, while saluting the contributions of those who served our nation’s military over Memorial Day Weekend.

The Classic, now in its seventh year, fueled by assistance from MLB, features the pre-game Home Run Contest at 1 p.m. and the Cooperstown Main Street Game Day Parade at 12 noon. First pitch of the Classic is slated for 2:05 p.m.

Hall of Famers Phil Niekro and Ozzie Smith return as team captains and managers. They will be joined by Hall of Famers Rollie Fingers and Tom Glavine, along with two Hall of Famers to be announced, who will serve as coaches for the teams. The full rosters of Classic players will be in announced later this spring. Tickets for the 2015 Hall of Fame Classic will go on sale at 9 a.m. EST Monday, March 2.

Players already committed to appear at the 2015 Hall of Fame Classic include:

Ron Cey (Dodgers), Travis Fryman (Indians), Jacque Jones (Twins), Roy Oswalt (Astros), Kerry Robinson (Cardinals), Aaron Rowand (White Sox), Alan Trammell (Tigers) and Dan Wheeler (Rays).

Hall of Fame Classic Weekend features family events designed to promote interactivity between fans and their baseball heroes. Following the game on Saturday, the Hall of Fame will reprise its A Night at the Museum program, now in its third season. Hall of Fame legends and former players will greet fans throughout the Museum on Saturday evening beginning at 7 p.m.

Also as part of Classic Weekend, Hall of Fame members will lead an exclusive golf outing, the Cooperstown Classic Clinic will be held for youngsters ages 7-12 on Friday, May 22, an exclusive photo opportunity with Hall of Fame members will be held on Saturday, May 23 and the BASE Race 5K and 10K runs will take place on Saturday, May 23.

Ticket Info

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Two ticket packages for the Hall of Fame Classic and Night at the Museum will first be available for purchase starting at 9 a.m. ET on Monday, March 2.

Classic Connection

Features a Hall of Fame Classic ticket and a one-day Museum admission pass for just $12.50, a savings of $23 off the regular rate.

Legendary Twinbill

Features a Hall of Fame Classic ticket, a one-day Museum admission pass and a ticket to A Night at the Museum for $50. Tickets for A Night at the Museum are only available through the Legendary Twinbill package.

Tickets will go on sale online and via phone at 1-877-726-9028. Tickets for the Hall of Fame Classic are $12.50 for first and third base seats and $11 for general admission outfield seats.

All tickets purchased online or via phone will be shipped starting May 1. Tickets purchased online or via phone prior to May 15 will be sent via U.S. Mail. Tickets purchased May 15 through May 21 must be picked up at the Doubleday Field Will Call tent beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 23.

Tickets will be available for purchase at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Ticket Booth on Friday, May 22, and again at the Doubleday Field Will Call tent beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 23.

Night at the Museum

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Hall of Fame legends and former players will greet fans throughout the Museum on Saturday evening beginning at 7 p.m. Legends participants will canvass the Museum during the course of a two-hour event that will bring the Museum to life with special programs and interactions. While A Night at the Museum program is not an autograph session, fans should remember to bring their camera to capture their special memories.

Base Race

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The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, along with Cooperstown’s Clark Sports Center, present the annual BASE Race charity runs – a 5k fun run and competitive 10k starting and ending at historic Doubleday Field and features a courses that winds through scenic Cooperstown and along the warning track of the historic ballpark. The race events benefit the Museum’s “Be A Superior Example” program promoting healthy lifestyle choices for individuals of all ages.

Proceeds from the BASE Race support outreach for BASE, the Hall of Fame’s newest educational initiative which promotes the concepts of healthy lifestyle choices to a worldwide audience, educating students about the dangers of performance-enhancing substances.

Cooperstown Golf Classic

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Golf enthusiasts interested in supporting the Hall of Fame’s mission and outreach programs can enjoy the Cooperstown Golf Classic, featuring the six Hall of Fame members, with a limited number of spots available for golfers at the beautiful Leatherstocking Golf Course on Otsego Lake. For more information on supporting the Hall of Fame through this exclusive golf outing, please call 607-547-0310.

2014 Highlights

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Plan Your Visit

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Travel Packages

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Travel relaxed and hassle-free, knowing all your arrangements have been made for you by our reliable travel specialists. Each travel package includes museum & event tickets, transportation, hotel accommodations, trip reception, tour host and trip documents. As always, Hall of Fame members receive a 5% discount on BASEBALL travel packages.

Kick-off the summer with the Hall of Fame Classic Weekend travel package highlighted by the Hall of Fame Classic Game, a 7-inning exhibition game featuring Hall of Famers and former major league players, played on historic Doubleday Field. There are a number of additional events held throughout the weekend for the entire family to enjoy. Learn more

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