Media Info

The Hall of Fame’s Public Relations Department is pleased to assist you with inquiries. Please contact the Public Relations Department at 607-547-0215 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET or email us.

Public Relations Department Contacts

Jon Shestakofsky, Vice President of Communications and Education
Craig Muder, Director of Communications

Hall of Fame Weekend

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The 2021 Induction Ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 8 on the grounds of the Clark Sports Center.

Credential applications will be available in the coming weeks at credentials.mlb.com. Only the individuals whose names were submitted will be given credentials, and credentials are non-transferable. Please bring your credential request and a photo I.D. to collect your credentials.

Due to a condensed schedule of events, events and media opportunities surrounding the 2021 Induction Ceremony will be limited. The Hall of Fame’s annual Awards Presentation will take place as a separate event on Saturday, July 25.

Credentials for the Induction Ceremony will grant access to a media workspace and the Induction Ceremony on Sept. 8 and the Museum from Sept. 7-9. Credentials must be worn at all times and be visible. Credentials for photographers designate special photo location for Induction Ceremony. Credentialed media members are not allowed to seek autographs. Any violation will result in immediate revocation.

Credentials may be picked up at the Hall of Fame Media Center at the Clark Sports Center on Wednesday, Sept. 8 beginning at 8 a.m.

Hall of Fame Media Center

Media activities will be centralized at the Clark Sports Center, which serves as the Induction Ceremony Media Center. Credential distribution and workroom space will be at the Media Center.

The Media Center Work Room features wireless connectivity. Bottled water will be provided on Sept. 8 in the Media Center, along with restroom facilities. Food will not be provided, so please plan accordingly. The Work Room will be staffed by Hall of Fame representatives on Sept. 8.

Parking

All media members are asked to park at the 4-H Lot lot at 1527 County Highway 33 in Cooperstown. This parking lot is not lit at night. This is the only controlled parking provided by the Hall of Fame. There will be no parking at Clark Sports Center. There is no parking available at the Museum or the Induction site.

Connectivity

Wireless internet access will be provided by the Hall of Fame at the Media Center Work Room and the Induction site, as well as in Cooper Park for radio and television remotes. All individual phone line or connectivity needs MUST be ordered through Verizon by contacting the Special Events Group of Verizon at 1-800-VERIZON. Media organizations are responsible for ordering and payment of all dedicated phone lines.

Ceremony Seating

Credentialed media receive a ticket for a reserved seat at the Induction Ceremony in their assigned section. Please sit in your seat in the section noted on your ticket during the ceremony, unless credentialed for the photo pit or the TV platform or corral. A limited number of seats are available at the radio table for those providing live updates or needing onsite phone lines.

Ceremony Photographers

Daily and wire service photographers have assigned spots in the photo pit in front of the stage. Those with photo pit access are asked to be courteous of other organizations and respect the ground rules. TV cameras are not allowed to roam during the Ceremony. Videography, except with hand-held devices without tripods or monopods, is not allowed from the photo pit. Platforms are set-up on the east and west side of the reserved seating area.

Drone Flights Prohibited

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum prohibits the use of drone flights. If your organization is looking for aerial photos of Cooperstown and the surrounding areas, please contact the Museum’s PR Department at 607-547-0215.

Hall of Fame Classic

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The 2021 Hall of Fame Classic has been canceled.

Museum Information

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Transcripts

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Around the Horn

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Era Committees Election Edition

News and Notes from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, including a library of back issues.