Hall of Fame Inductee Exhibits for Class of 2016 Now on Display in Cooperstown

Museum Now Also Features Interactive Elements in Whole New Ballgame Exhibit

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The Class of 2016 will take the Induction Ceremony stage in Cooperstown in 53 days. But the story of the legendary careers of Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza are now on exhibit at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

The 2016 Inductees Exhibit is now open at the Hall of Fame and will remain on display through May of 2017, when a new class of inductees is celebrated in Cooperstown.

The exhibit, featuring one display for each member of the Hall of Fame Class of 2016, 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 2016 exhibit include:
• A Mariners home jersey worn by Griffey in 1999 when he won his fourth straight American League home run title
• A bat used by Mike Piazza in the 1996 All-Star Game when he won the game’s MVP Award
• Griffey’s American League MVP trophy from 1997
• Piazza’s Mets batting helmet from the 2000 World Series
• A Reds batting helmet worn by Griffey on April 10, 2000 when he hit his 400th career home run
• A catcher’s mitt Piazza used during the 1993 season when he was named the National League’s Rookie of the Year

Visitors will also be able to visualize the Class of 2016’s achievements thanks to a highlight video display as part of this year’s exhibit.

Also new in the Museum are interactive displays in the Whole New Ballgame exhibit, giving visitors the chance to provide feedback on hot-button issues in the game. Created by digital agency Bluecadet, the five interactive touchscreen feedback stations let visitors learn about – and weigh in on – topics that fuel debate in the baseball world.

At the end of each interaction, participants learn where they fall on the debate spectrum and how many other fans share their opinion. To let fans from all over the world participate in these #DiamondDebates, Bluecadet and the Museum continually integrate tweets into the interactive screens. Check out #DiamondDebates online.