Hall of Fame Celebrates World Series Weekend, Honoring Kansas City Royals, July 2-3 in Cooperstown

The Kansas City Royals claimed their first World Series crown in 30 years last October.

And this July, as America prepares to celebrate its 240th birthday, the symbol of that historic championship is coming to Cooperstown.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will host Royals Weekend July 2-3 in Cooperstown, with the 2015 World Series trophy on display at the Museum both days. Museum visitors will have the chance to relive the 2015 season – which culminated in the Royals’ second-ever championship – and create new memories in Cooperstown, where artifacts of the Royals’ world title will be preserved forever. Many of those artifacts are on display in the Museum’s exhibit Autumn Glory, which celebrates each season’s playoff and World Series teams.

The trophy will be on exhibit at the Museum from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 2 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 3. Visitors will be permitted to take pictures with the trophy.

The Museum will be open from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. both days. Throughout the weekend, visitors can learn about the history of the Kansas City Royals through guided exhibit tours, artifact spotlights, player profiles, trivia contests, themed craft stations and other special opportunities. Curt Nelson, director of the Royals Hall of Fame, will be in Cooperstown to host a Museum program on Royals history.

Royals fans can relive the team’s 2015 World Series title throughout 2016 through Autumn Glory, a tribute to the 2015 postseason. Among the items on display from Kansas City’s five-game victory over the New York Mets are:

• Jersey worn by Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer in Game 5, which featured his daring dash home with the tying run in the ninth inning

• Glove used by Royals catcher and World Series Most Valuable Player Salvador Perez throughout the Series

• Spikes worn throughout the Series by Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain

• Road cap worn by Royals closer Wade Davis, who struck out eight batters in four innings of work and notched the Series’ only save

• Bat used by Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas, who hit .304 in the Series and drove in three runs

• Bat used by Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar, who scored four runs and drove in four more in the Series

Autumn Glory will feature the 2015 Royals artifacts through the end of the 2016 World Series, when artifacts from the most recent Fall Classic will be put on exhibit. For more information on Royals Weekend at the Hall of Fame, visit www.baseballhall.org/events.