Hall of Fame Inductee Exhibits for Class of 2015 Now on Display in Cooperstown

Biggio, Johnson, Martínez and Smoltz Honored at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum; Induction Ceremony to be Held July 26

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – In 60 days, Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martínez and John Smoltz will join baseball’s most exclusive team during Hall of Fame Weekend.

But before their plaques are hung in Cooperstown, visitors to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum can celebrate the heroics of the Class of 2015 through a new exhibit that honors their extraordinary careers.

The 2015 Inductees exhibit opened this week at the Hall of Fame, and will remain on display through May 2016 when a new class of inductees is celebrated in the Museum.

The exhibit, featuring one display for each member of the Hall of Fame Class of 2015, is located on the first floor of the Museum as visitors approach the Plaque Gallery.

Some of the artifact highlights contained in the Class of 2015 exhibit include:

• A cap worn by Craig Biggio when he became the 27th player in major league history to record 3,000 hits on June 28, 2007
• Biggio’s jersey from Opening Day in 2003, when he became the Houston Astros’ regular center fielder – the third full-time position of his career
• A baseball from Randy Johnson’s perfect game, a 2-0 victory against the Atlanta Braves, on May 18, 2004
• Johnson’s cap from the 2001 World Series, when he went 3-0 and shared co-MVP honors with teammate Curt Schilling in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ thrilling seven-game victory against the New York Yankees
• A jersey worn by Pedro Martínez when he struck out five of the first six National League hitters he faced in the 1999 MLB All-Star Game at Fenway Park
• Martínez’s cap from Game 3 of the 2004 World Series, when he pitched seven shutout innings against the St. Louis Cardinals and helped the Boston Red Sox win their first Fall Classic title in 86 years
• John Smoltz’s 1996 NL Cy Young Award
• A jersey worn by Smoltz when he recorded his 55th save against the New York Mets on Sept. 28, 2002 to set the current NL standard for most saves in a single season

Fans can see all these artifacts and more in the Inductees exhibit as part of regular admission to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Visitors will also be able to visualize the Class of 2015’s achievements thanks to a new highlight video display as part of this year’s exhibit.

The 2015 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. ET on July 26 at the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown and will be shown live on MLB Network. More than four dozen Hall of Famers are expected to attend, with the full list of returnees to be announced in early July, to honor the Class of 2015. Admission to the Induction Ceremony is free.