Experience History at the Museum During Hall of Fame Weekend 2016, July 22-25
Class of 2016 Induction Highlights Celebration of the National Pastime in Cooperstown
The grand old game is in the midst of another season filled with new stars and shattered records. And as Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza get set to experience baseball’s ultimate honor this weekend, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum prepares to welcome thousands of fans with stories and artifacts from the game’s greatest moments.
The Museum features more than 60,000 square feet of state-of-the-art exhibits, including the Today’s Game exhibit with the Museum’s latest acquisitions from the 2016 season, which includes the spikes worn by the Marlins’ Ichiro Suzuki when he stole his 500th career base on April 29 against the Brewers.
From the oak-lined walls of the Plaque Gallery to the Whole New Ballgame exhibit featuring state-of-the-art interactive elements, the Museum captures the history of baseball and preserves the timeless story of our national game.
The Museum is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily through Labor Day, with special hours during Saturday and Sunday of Hall of Fame Weekend:
Saturday, July 23: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Plaque Gallery closes at 4:30 p.m.)
Sunday, July 24: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Special Museum programs during Hall of Fame Weekend include:
Friday, July 22
1 p.m. – Authors Series book signing with 2002 J.G. Taylor Spink Award winner Hal McCoy. The longtime Cincinnati Reds beat writer will discuss and sign copies of his book “The Real McCoy: My Half Century with the Cincinnati Reds.” Library Atrium
3 p.m. – Film screening of “MLB Network Presents, Against the Odds: The Mike Piazza Story.” Narrated by Matthew Broderick, the film features exclusive footage of Mike Piazza’s Orientation Visit to the Hall of Fame along with Piazza’s reflections on his career journey and signature moments. Bullpen Theater
4 p.m. – Film screening of “A Hall for Heroes”, produced by MLB Advanced Media. Narrated by Bob Costas, the film tells the story of the founding of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and the inaugural Induction Ceremony in 1939. Bullpen Theater
Saturday, July 23
11 a.m. – Join us for the program “Man Behind the Voice at Safeco Field”, featuring Tom Hutyler, the public address announcer for the Mariners for the past 29 years. Grandstand Theater
1 p.m. – Authors Series book signing with MLB Network host Brian Kenny, who will discuss and sign copies of his book “Ahead of the Curve”. The book takes a look at how baseball has been revolutionized by analytical thinking. Grandstand Theater
Sunday, July 24
1 p.m. – Watch MLB Network’s live coverage of the 2016 Induction Ceremony on the big screen in the Museum’s Grandstand Theater. Grandstand Theater
4:30 p.m. – Film screening of “A Hall for Heroes”, produced by MLB Advanced Media. Narrated by Bob Costas, the film tells the story of the founding of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and the inaugural Induction Ceremony in 1939. Bullpen Theater
Admission to all events is included with Museum admission. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.
As always, Hall of Fame Members receive free admission. Participants in the Museum’s Membership Program will have access to the Museum beginning at 7 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday of Hall of Fame Weekend and at 8 a.m. on Monday. For more information about becoming a Member, please visit www.baseballhall.org/support/become-a-member.
The July 22-25 Induction Weekend in Cooperstown features the inductions of Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza as the Class of 2016. The Induction Ceremony takes place at 1:30 p.m. on July 24 on the grounds of the Clark Sports Center, one mile south of the Hall of Fame on Susquehanna Avenue. Admission to the Induction Ceremony is free.
As a lead-in to Induction Weekend, Grammy Award-winning artist Norah Jones will perform with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 21 at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown. Tickets are available at www.dansmallspresents.com/norah-jones.
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