The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will salute the start of the 2018 summer season with this Cooperstown tradition. Hall of Fame Classic Weekend! The Hall of Fame Classic, presented by Ford Motor Company, is a seven-inning legends game featuring Hall of Famers and former major leaguers.
The Classic, now in its ninth year, fueled by assistance from MLB, features the pre-game Home Run Contest at 12 p.m. and the first pitch of the Classic is slated for 1:05 p.m.
Hall of Famers Phil Niekro and Ozzie Smith return as team captains and managers. They will be joined by other Hall of Famers who will serve as coaches for the teams. The full rosters of Classic players will be in announced later this spring.
Historic Doubleday Field provided the perfect setting for the 2014 Hall of Fame Classic during Memorial Day Weekend in Cooperstown. (Jean Fruth/National Baseball Hall of Fame)