Make your plans to join us May 22-24, 2015 for a special Memorial Day celebration including a home run derby, a legends game with Hall of Famers and retired players, a parade and many more one-of-a-kind activities. Hall of Fame Classic Weekend features several family-friendly events. The Museum’s 5K run/walk and 10K BASE Race, celebrating healthy living, is open to all. Following the game on Saturday, the Hall of Fame brings you a Night at the Museum. Hall of Fame legends and former players will greet fans throughout the Museum on Saturday evening.
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.
Fans meet Jim Thome in 'Night at the Museum,' HOF Classic Weekend, 2014 (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame)
A Night at the Museum provides fans a chance to meet the legends from the Hall of Fame Classic and features Hall of Famers and former big leaguers at stations throughout the Museum in a meet-and-greet. This is a no-autograph event. Say hello and snap a photo of your favorite former big leaguer, along with special programs, interactive sessions and an inside look at the Museum’s history.
Night at the Museum - these fans met Rollie Fingers in 2013 (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)
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.
Historic Doubleday Field provided the perfect setting for the sixth annual Hall of Fame Classic during Memorial Day Weekend in Cooperstown. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame)
Pedro Martinez shows off his knuckleball grip with Mike Sweeney (left) and Jim Thome at the Hall of Fame Classic on May 24 at Doubleday Field. Six Hall of Famers and 30 recently-retired players took part in the Classic. (Jean Fruth/National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)
Hideki Matsui gets high-fives from (from left) Jim Thome, Aaron Rowand, Carl Pavano, Alex Gonzalez and Adam Everett after homering during the Hall of Fame Classic on May 24 at Doubleday Field. (Jean Fruth/National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)
Hall of Famers Phil Niekro (left) and Ozzie Smith acknowledge the crowd during the Cooperstown Game Day Parade prior to the May 24 Hall of Fame Classic on Main Street in Cooperstown. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame)