Hall of Fame Weekend
The Hall of Fame Awards Presentation will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 29 at Doubleday Field and will feature the posthumous presentation of the Ford C. Frick Award for baseball broadcasting excellence to Bill King and the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing to ESPN’s Claire Smith. Gates at Doubleday Field open at 3 p.m. The Awards Presentation is free and open to the public.
The Awards Presentation will be immediately followed by the Parade of Legends, as Hall of Fame members ride down Main Street in trucks provided by Ford Motor Company at 6 p.m., concluding with a private reception at the Museum.
Play Ball with Ozzie Smith – with special guests Randy Johnson and Ryne Sandberg:
Ozzie Smith returns in a fundraiser to support the Hall of Fame’s educational mission with a unique opportunity for fans, featuring fellow Hall of Famers Randy Johnson and Ryne Sandberg. This two-hour event features non-stop interaction at each station with a living legend and includes special mementos. Spaces are limited to 60 participants. The donation is $875 per person, with Hall of Fame Members admitted for $675. To reserve your spot, please call 607-547-0397. 8 a.m., Friday.
Parade of Legends
Join the pageantry and excitement as the Hall of Famers ride in trucks provided by Ford Motor Company down Main Street on their way to a private reception at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Staging for the Parade takes place at Doubleday Field and fans are encouraged to attend the Awards Presentation prior to making their way to the Parade. The Parade starts on Main Street, at 6 p.m., on Saturday.
Legends of the Game Roundtable
The Hall of Fame’s newest members, Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, Iván Rodríguez, John Schuerholz and Bud Selig, participate in the Legends of the Game Roundtable event at historic Doubleday Field in Cooperstown. This event is for Members only. Doubleday Field, 10:30 a.m., Monday.
Throughout the Weekend, the Hall of Fame will host a series of educational programs and fan-friendly experiences designed to connect generations of all ages in activities and events featuring baseball luminaries in the timeless and pastoral village of Cooperstown. Additional programming will be announced in 2017.
Claire Smith 1st Female Spink Award Winner
Bill King Named 2017 Ford C. Frick Award Winner
Members enjoy many privileges, including free admission to the Museum year-round and plus special opportunities throughout Hall of Fame Weekend.
Additional Hall of Fame Weekend Privileges (included with all membership levels)
• Free admission to the Museum
• A special members-only entrance to the Hall of Fame to avoid long lines
• Exclusive early access to the Museum on Saturday, Sunday and Monday
• Exclusive access to the Legends of the Game Roundtable program on Monday
• VIP reserved seating for Induction for Benefactor, President's Circle and Contributor Members
• Transportation provided to and from the Museum for special Weekend events
VIP Options (Contributor, President’s Circle and Benefactor levels)
• VIP reserved seating for the Induction for President's Circle and Benefactor Members
• Opportunity for reserved seating at the Awards Presentation
• (2) limited edition press pins
Hall of Fame Weekend Travel Packages (includes a membership)
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has teamed up with Sports Travel and Tours to offer baseball fans a one-stop opportunity to purchase Induction Weekend travel packages. For more information or to plan a trip to Cooperstown, please call 1-888-310-HALL (4255). Current membership participants receive a 5% discount on all their baseball travel packages.
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.
Witness baseball history in Cooperstown, NY as the Hall of Fame welcomes the 2017 Induction Class into its hallowed halls. Travel packages include weekend admission to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Museum Membership and memories to last a lifetime. Learn more
Minimum Group Size
*One adult chaperone is required per every 10 - Junior, Youth or Camp Groups.
Groups must make advance reservations
For more information on group visits, call (607) 547-0312.
School groups should contact our Education Department
Parking will be extremely limited in Cooperstown during Hall of Fame Weekend. As is the case throughout the summer, the village will make parking and trolley service available at three trolley lots in Cooperstown. The Cooperstown Trolley will provide transit to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Doubleday Field from three different locations: the Red Lot on Route 28 (Glen Avenue) at Maple Street; the Blue Lot on Route 28 just south of Cooperstown; and the Yellow Lot on Route 80 at the upper parking lot of the Fenimore Art Museum. All-day passes are available for $2 per adult and free for children 5 and under. The Trolley will operate throughout Hall of Fame Weekend daily from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Follow the trolley’s stops at www.followthetrolley.com.