Hall of Fame Induction Weekend
2022 Hall of Fame Weekend
The 2022 Hall of Fame Weekend will be held July 22-25, with the annual Induction Ceremony scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 24 at 1:30 p.m. ET at the Clark Sports Center. Admission to the Ceremony is free and will be broadcast live on MLB Network and will be shown via webcast at www.baseballhall.org. More than four dozen Hall of Famers annually return for Hall of Fame Weekend, with the full list of returnees to be announced in early July, to honor the Class of 2022 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
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Friday, July 22 at 8:00 am: Play Ball with Ozzie Smith
Play on a dream team that could only come together in Cooperstown, with Ozzie Smith and Hall of Famer guests Eddie Murray, Cal Ripken Jr. and Jim Thome hosting a morning experience in a fundraiser for the Hall of Fame’s educational programs. For the 19th year, PLAY Ball returns as Players, Legends And You with an interactive meet and greet, starting at 8 a.m. on Friday, July 22nd during Hall of Fame Weekend 2022.
PLAY Ball features over two hours of non-stop interaction, including personalized instruction and the chance to turn double plays. Each participant receives time on the field with these baseball legends, as well as personalized photo and special mementos of the occasion. Prior to the on-field activity, participants and Hall of Famers will share a special breakfast in the Hall of Fame’s Plaque Gallery. This fundraising event is open to fans of all ages, but registration is required for this limited space event. Interested participants can register by calling 607-547-0397.
Saturday, July 23 at 11:00 am: Conversations at Doubleday
The Hall of Fame will host a series of educational programs and fan-friendly experiences designed to connect generations of all ages in activities and events featuring baseball luminaries in the timeless and pastoral village of Cooperstown. These voices of the game will share their stories and excitement of Induction weekend through these conversations happening throughout the day on Saturday, July 23. Additional programming will be announced in July 2022.
Saturday, July 23 at 3:00 pm: Awards Presentation
Join us at Doubleday Field for a simulcast of The Hall of Fame Awards Presentation on Saturday, July 23rd beginning at 3:00 pm. This year’s award recipients are Tim Kurkjian winner of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America’s Career Excellence Award, and Jack Graney the late Ford C. Frick Award winner.
The Awards Presentation will be held as a private event taking place at the Glimmerglass Opera. The event at Doubleday is a live stream of this private event.
Saturday, July 23 at 6:00 pm: Parade of Legends
Join the pageantry and excitement as the Hall of Famers ride through Cooperstown from the Otesaga Resort Hotel, down Main Street and concluding with a red carpet arrival on the Museum steps as Hall of Famers make their way to the Museum for a private reception. The Parade starts on Main Street, at 6 p.m., on Saturday.
Sunday, July 24 at 1:30 pm: Induction Ceremony
The Sunday, July 22 Induction Ceremony will take place on the grounds outside of the Clark Sports Center, which is located on lower Susquehanna Avenue, just one mile south of the Hall of Fame. The Ceremony is held rain or shine, unless severe weather forces the cancellation of the event. Professional interpreters will be provided for the hearing impaired. The Induction Ceremony historically lasts two-to-three hours. Lawn seating for the event is unlimited and free of charge. A blanket or lawn chair is recommended for comfortable viewing. As the weather in Cooperstown can be warm in July, it is recommended that visitors bring a cap and sunscreen. Merchandise and Museum membership packages are available for purchase at the Induction site. Refreshments are sold at the site. For information on reserved seating options granted to Museum members, please call 607-547-0397.
Monday, July 25 at 10:30 am: Legends of the Game Roundtable
The Hall of Fame’s Class of 2022 will participate in the Legends of the Game Roundtable event at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 25, at The Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown. This event is for Members only and costs $10 for adults and $5 for juniors (under 12 years old). Tickets are available to members beginning Wednesday, June 1, by calling 607-547-0397.