Hall of Fame Weekend

The four newest members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame will take their permanent place in Cooperstown on Sunday, July 26, highlighting four days of celebratory events and programs for baseball fans of all ages, as part of Hall of Fame Weekend 2015, July 24-27.

The Induction Ceremony will feature four electees – all from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America and the most in any BBWAA Hall of Fame election in 60 years. Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz will be formally inducted and deliver speeches beginning at 1:30 p.m. EDT on Sunday, July 26 at the Clark Sports Center. The 2015 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony shown live exclusively on MLB Network.

Hall of Fame Weekend 2015 will also feature the Saturday, July 25 Awards Presentation, when Ford C. Frick Award winner Dick Enberg and J.G. Taylor Spink Award winner Tom Gage will each be honored. The Weekend will include family programming for baseball fans of all ages, including the July 25 Parade of Legends and a July 27 Legends of the Game Roundtable discussion event with the four inductees.

More than 50 Hall of Famers are expected to return for Hall of Fame Weekend, with the full list of returnees to be announced in early July, to honor the Class of 2015 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

HOFW Events

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Friday, July 24

PLAY Ball with Ozzie Smith & Hall of Fame teammates Andre Dawson and Greg Maddux | 8-11 a.m.

Location: Plaque Gallery and On Field

Museum Hours | 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday, July 25

Hall of Fame Awards Presentation | 4:30 p.m.

Location: Doubleday Field

Hall of Fame Parade of Legends | 6 p.m.

Location: Main Street

Museum Hours | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Museum opens at 7 a.m. for Museum Members
(Plaque Gallery closes at 4:30 p.m.)

Sunday, July 26

Induction Ceremony | 1:30 p.m.

Location: Clark Sports Center

Museum Hours | 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Museum opens at 7 a.m. for Museum Members

Monday, July 27

Legends of the Game Roundtable Featuring Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz | 10:30 a.m.

Location: Doubleday Field

Museum Hours | 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Induction Ceremony

The Sunday, July 26 Induction Ceremony will take place on the grounds outside of the Clark Sports Center, which is located on lower Susquehanna Avenue, just one mile south of the Hall of Fame. The Ceremony is held rain or shine, unless severe weather forces the cancellation of the event. Professional interpreters will be provided for the hearing impaired. The Induction Ceremony historically lasts two-to-three hours. Lawn seating for the event is unlimited and free of charge. A blanket or lawn chair is recommended for comfortable viewing. As the weather in Cooperstown can be warm in July, it is recommended that visitors bring a cap and sunscreen. Merchandise and Museum membership packages are available for purchase at the Induction site. Refreshments are sold at the site and water is provided complimentary to visitors. For information on reserved seating options granted to Museum members, please call 607-547-0397.

Awards Presentation

The Hall of Fame Awards Presentation will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 25 at Doubleday Field and will feature the presentation of the Ford C. Frick Award for baseball broadcasting excellence to Dick Enberg and the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing to Tom Gage. Gates at Doubelday Field open at 3 p.m.

The Hall will also honor the legacy of former Reds, Cardinals and Senators outfielder Curt Flood, whose test of the reserve clause via the United States Supreme Court in 1970 laid the groundwork for the advent of free agency several years later, as well as major league players who served in the armed forces during World War II.

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 red carpet arrival on the Museum steps as Hall of Fame members make their way to the Museum for a private reception.

Play Ball with Ozzie Smith

Join a dream team that could only come together in Cooperstown, with Ozzie Smith and Hall of Famer guests Andre Dawson and Greg Maddux hosting a morning experience in a fundraiser for the Hall of Fame’s educational programs. For the 14th year, PLAY Ball returns as Players, Legends and You with an interactive meet and greet, starting at 8 a.m. on Friday, July 24th during Hall of Fame Weekend 2015.

PLAY Ball features over two hours of non-stop interaction, including personalized instruction and the chance to turn double plays. Each participant receives time on the field with these baseball legends, as well as personalized photo and special mementos of the occasion. Prior to the on-field activity, participants and Hall of Famers will share a special breakfast in the Hall of Fame’s Plaque Gallery.

This event is open to fans of all ages. Space is limited and the event will be open for registration this spring. Interested participants can register by calling the Membership department at 607-547-0397.

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. Main Street, 6 p.m., Saturday.

Legends of the Game Roundtable

The Hall of Fame’s newest members will participate in a Legends of the Game Roundtable event. This event is for Museum Members only and tickets will be available starting Monday, June 8 by visiting the Membership desk in the Museum or by calling 607-547-0397. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12. 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 soon.

Group Visits

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(Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame)

Minimum Group Size

Adults (19-64)

Seniors (65+) $13.50
Youth (13-18)* $11.00
Junior (7-12)* $10.25

*One adult chaperone is required per every 10 - Junior, Youth or Camp Groups.

Groups must make advance reservations

Group Reservation Form
Youth Group Reservation Form

For more information on group visits, call (607) 547-0312.

School groups should contact our Education Department

Class of 2015

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Returning Hall of Famers

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Forty-seven past-inducted Hall of Fame members are expected to return, July 24-27, to celebrate the induction of the Hall of Fame Class of 2015.

Hank Aaron Al Kaline
Roberto Alomar Sandy Koufax
Luis Aparicio Barry Larkin
Bert Blyleven Tony La Russa
Wade Boggs Greg Maddux
George Brett Juan Marichal
Lou Brock Joe Morgan
Jim Bunning Eddie Murray
Rod Carew Phil Niekro
Steve Carlton Jim Palmer
Orlando Cepeda Tony Pérez
Bobby Cox Gaylord Perry
Andre Dawson Jim Rice
Dennis Eckersley Brooks Robinson
Rollie Fingers Frank Robinson
Carlton Fisk Nolan Ryan
Whitey Ford Tom Seaver
Bob Gibson Ozzie Smith
Pat Gillick Bruce Sutter
Tom Glavine Don Sutton
Rickey Henderson Frank Thomas
Whitey Herzog Dave Winfield
Reggie Jackson Robin Yount
Ferguson Jenkins  

2015 Award Winners

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Tickets and Seating

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Admission to the Induction Ceremony is free, and lawn seating is virtually unlimited on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you are interested in securing seats close to the Induction Stage with provided chairs, you can become a participant in the Hall of Fame's Membership Program at the President's or Benefactor level.

Membership Benefits for HOFW

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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

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VIP Options (President’s Circle and Benefactor levels)

• VIP reserved seating for the Induction for President's Circle and Benefactor Members
• Opportunity for reserved at the Awards Presentation
• (2) limited edition press pins

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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 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.

Witness baseball history in Cooperstown, NY as the Hall of Fame welcomes the 2015 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

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