Treasures from Cooperstown Coming to Capital Region for Tri-City ValleyCats Game on Wednesday

Hall of Fame Night Gives Fans at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium a Chance to See History as ValleyCats Host the Vermont Lake Monsters at 7 p.m.

The treasures of the game reside just down the road from the Capital Region in Cooperstown. But on Saturday, some of those artifacts will travel from the home of baseball to Troy, N.Y., as the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum teams up with the Tri-City ValleyCats.

The eighth annual Hall of Fame Night with the Tri-City ValleyCats will be held Wednesday, June 22 at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy. All fans in attendance for the 7 p.m. game against the Vermont Lake Monsters will have the chance to see selected artifacts from the Museum’s unparalleled collection of baseball history.

The 2016 class of Frank and Peggy Steele Interns from the Baseball Hall of Fame will provide fans with an opportunity to see and learn about five of the Museum’s treasures, which will make the trip from Cooperstown to Troy. The artifacts on display will include:

 Derek Jeter’s batting gloves from Sept. 11, 2009 when he recorded his 2,722nd hit, setting a Yankees record
 A 1928 model mitt from Troy native Johnny Evers, who earned election to the Hall of Fame after a stellar 18-year big league career
 David Ortiz’s batting gloves from July 4, 2012 when he hit his 400th career home run
 Jeff Bagwell’s spikes from the 2000 season when he set a National League record with 295 runs scored over a two-year span

All of these artifacts will be on display at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium during the ValleyCats game on Wednesday night.

The Baseball Hall of Fame’s Membership team will be on hand to provide information about the Hall of Fame’s Membership program. Members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum receive free admission to the Museum, as well as access to exclusive programs, such as the annual All-Star Gala and World Series Gala. Additionally, members receive a subscription to the Hall of Fame's bi-monthly magazine, Memories and Dreams, the annual Hall of Fame Yearbook and a 10-percent discount and free shipping on retail purchases.

For information on becoming a member, please visit or call 607-547-0397.