2018 Baseball Film Festival Sept. 21-23 at Hall of Fame

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Baseball and the movies grew up together in America, becoming a part of the fabric of the nation that made both famous.

Their shared history is on display every day at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum through the Baseball At The Movies exhibit. And the newest films capturing the essence of the National Pastime are featured in the Museum’s annual Baseball Film Festival.

The 13th annual Baseball Film Festival will be held Sept. 21-23 in Cooperstown. Films can be of any length and genre, but must have been released within the last five years and feature baseball as a primary or secondary theme.

Nineteen films will be screened, including Ted Williams: "The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived" at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, in the Museum's Grandstand Theater; and "Shutout! The Battle American Women Wage to Play Baseball" at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, in the Museum's Bullpen Theater.

Tickets for each screening are free but must be reserved. Participants in the Museum’s Membership Program can reserve tickets starting Sept. 10 by calling 607-547-0397. Any remaining tickets will be made available to the general public starting Sept. 17.

To submit a film for the 2019 Baseball Film Festival, please send three DVD copies to: Manager of Public Programs, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, 25 Main Street, Cooperstown, NY, 13326.