Two-Time MVP, Brewers Legend Robin Yount Joins Lineup for May 23 Hall of Fame Classic
Seven-Inning Legends Game at Doubleday Field Features Hall of Famers and Heroes from Each of the 30 Big League Teams
(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Sixteen years ago, Robin Yount joined baseball’s greatest team in Cooperstown.
This Memorial Day Weekend, Yount will return to the home of baseball for a sweet 16th anniversary as part of the Hall of Fame Classic lineup.
Yount, elected to the Hall of Fame in 1999 after a stellar 20-year career with the Milwaukee Brewers, is one of five Hall of Famers already committed to appear at the May 23 Classic. The roster already includes Rollie Fingers, Tom Glavine, Phil Niekro and Ozzie Smith.
Yount, a member of the 3,000-hit club, won American League Most Valuable Player honors in 1982 as a shortstop and in 1989 as a center fielder. The three-time All-Star was a regular in the Brewers’ lineup at the age of 18 and is one of only nine players with at least 11,000 at-bats in the big leagues.
The 2015 Hall of Fame Classic, presented by Ford Motor Company, highlights a weekend of family entertainment programs designed to celebrate the timeless connection of baseball across generations, while saluting the contributions of those who served our nation’s military over Memorial Day Weekend. The seven-inning legends game at Doubleday Field will also feature players representing each of the 30 Major League Baseball teams, including:
Bobby Abreu (Phillies), Rick Ankiel (Nationals), Greg Cadaret (Athletics), Vinny Castilla (Rockies), Ron Cey (Dodgers), Travis Fryman (Indians), Charles Johnson (Marlins), Jacque Jones (Twins), Roy Oswalt (Astros), Kerry Robinson (Cardinals), Aaron Rowand (White Sox), Alan Trammell (Tigers) and Dan Wheeler (Rays).
Additions to the Hall of Fame Classic roster will be announced in the coming weeks.
Tickets are now on sale via phone at 1-877-726-9028 or at www.baseballhall.org. Tickets for the Hall of Fame Classic are $12.50 for first and third base seats and $11 for general admission outfield seats.
The Classic, now in its seventh year and fueled by assistance from MLB, features the pre-game Home Run Contest at 1 p.m. and the Cooperstown Main Street Game Day Parade at 12 noon. First pitch of the Classic is slated for 2:05 p.m.
In addition to the Classic, Hall of Fame Classic Weekend features additional family events designed to promote interactivity between fans and their baseball heroes. Following the game on Saturday, the Hall of Fame will reprise its Night at the Museum program, now in its third season. Hall of Fame legends and former players will greet fans throughout the Museum on Saturday evening beginning at 7 p.m. Legends participants will canvass the Museum during the course of a two-hour event that will bring the Museum to life with special programs and interactions. While A Night at the Museum program is not an autograph session, fans should remember to bring their camera to capture their special memories.
Also as part of Classic Weekend, Hall of Fame members will lead an exclusive golf outing, with a limited number of spots available for golfers, at the beautiful Leatherstocking Golf Course on Otsego Lake. For more information on supporting the Hall of Fame through this exclusive golf outing, please call 607-547-0310.
The Museum will also offer events as part of Classic Weekend tailored for a variety of audiences, including the Cooperstown Classic Clinic for youngsters ages 7-12 on Friday, May 22 from 4-7 p.m. An exclusive photo opportunity with Hall of Fame members will take place on Saturday, May 23 at 9 a.m. Pre-Orders are required for both opportunities by calling 607-547-0397.
Two ticket packages for the Hall of Fame Classic and Night at the Museum are available for fans who want to maximize their experience at the home of baseball:
Hall of Fame Classic ticket and a one-day Museum admission pass for just $12.50, a savings of $23 off the regular rate.
Hall of Fame Classic ticket, a one-day Museum admission pass and a ticket to A Night at the Museum for $50. Tickets for A Night at the Museum are only available through the Legendary Twinbill package.
All tickets purchased online or via phone will be shipped starting May 1. Tickets purchased online or via phone prior to May 15 will be sent via U.S. Mail. Tickets purchased May 15 through May 21 must be picked up at the Doubleday Field Will Call tent beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 23.
Tickets will be available for purchase at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Ticket Booth on Friday, May 22, and again at the Doubleday Field Will Call tent beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 23.
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 Classic Weekend travel packages. For more information or to plan a trip to Cooperstown, please call 1-888-310-HALL (4255). Membership participants receive a 5% discount on all their baseball travel packages.
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