Big Leagues Come to Cooperstown for May 28 Hall of Fame Classic
(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Sixteen All-Stars. Eight World Series winners. One unforgettable legends game in Cooperstown.
That’s the Hall of Fame Classic, returning for the 12th edition on May 28 at historic Doubleday Field.
Seven Hall of Fame legends will be joined by players representing all 30 Major League Baseball teams at the Hall of Fame Classic, presented by the Boeing. The Classic will feature Hall of Famers Wade Boggs, Fergie Jenkins, Tim Raines, Ted Simmons, Lee Smith, Ozzie Smith and Alan Trammell as managers and coaches for the seven-inning legends game as part of Hall of Fame Classic Weekend, May 27-29.
The 2022 Hall of Fame Classic highlights a weekend of family entertainment programs designed to celebrate the timeless connection of baseball across generations. That connection will be on display with the father-and-son player combination of Steve and Nick Swisher, who will represent the Cubs and Yankees, respectively.
Tickets for the Hall of Fame Classic are now on sale via phone at 1-888-325-0470 and are $12.50 for first baseline seats and $11 for outfield seats. Seating along the third baseline will not be available, as the Village of Cooperstown is coordinating ongoing renovations of Doubleday Field.
Tickets purchased through May 26 must be picked up at the Doubleday Field Will Call tent beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 28. Online ticketing ends at 5 p.m. ET on May 26.
Tickets will be available for purchase at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Ticket Booth on Friday, May 27, and again at the Doubleday Field Will Call tent beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 28.
The Classic, fueled by assistance from MLB, features the pregame Home Run Derby at noon, followed by first pitch at 1:05 p.m.
Players already committed to appear at the 2022 Hall of Fame Classic include:
Bobby Abreu (Phillies), Willie Aikens (Royals), Alex Arias (Marlins), Alex Avila (Tigers), Carlos Baerga (Guardians), Grégor Blanco (Giants), Michael Bourn (Astros), Pat Borders (Blue Jays), Steve Buechele (Rangers), Bruce Chen (Braves), José Contreras (White Sox), Keith Foulke (Red Sox), David Freese (Cardinals), Carlos Gómez (Brewers), Carlos González (Rockies), Craig Grebeck (Angels), Garrett Jones (Pirates), Terrence Long (Athletics), Justin Maxwell (Nationals), Corky Miller (Reds), Carlos Peña (Rays), Glen Perkins (Twins), Ryan Rowland-Smith (Mariners), Steve Sax (Dodgers), Tim Stauffer (Padres), Nick Swisher (Yankees), Steve Swisher (Cubs), Matt Wieters (Orioles), Chris Young (Diamondbacks) and Todd Zeile (Mets).
The players representing the 30 big league teams combined for 32 All-Star Game selections over 16 player seasons, 11 World Series appearances over eight player seasons, 10 Gold Glove Awards and eight Silver Slugger Awards.
In addition to the Classic game, the May 27-29 Hall of Fame Classic Weekend features the following additional family events designed to promote interactivity between fans and their baseball heroes.
Night at the Ballpark
Following the game on Saturday, the Hall of Fame will host its Night at the Ballpark program. Hall of Fame legends and former players will greet fans throughout Doubleday Field on Saturday evening beginning at 6 p.m. Hall of Fame Classic participants will canvass the ballpark during the course of a two-hour event, which is SOLD OUT and a SHINE-ONLY event.
Doubleday Kids Dash
Following the game on Saturday will be the Doubleday Kids Dash, a chance for children to round third and head for home on the base paths of historic Doubleday Field. Space in the Doubleday Kids Dash, which is a free event, is limited. There is no pre-registration for this event.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has teamed up with Sports Travel and Tours to offer baseball fans a one-stop opportunity to purchase Classic Weekend travel packages. For more information or to plan a trip to Cooperstown, please call 1-888-310-HALL (4255). Membership participants receive a 5% discount on all their baseball travel packages.