Tickets for Hall of Fame Classic on Sale March 13
(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The unofficial start of summer means the return of a Cooperstown tradition on Memorial Day Weekend.
The 13th edition of the Hall of Fame Classic will be played on Saturday, May 27. Presented by Boeing, the Classic will feature Hall of Famers Rollie Fingers, Fergie Jenkins, Jim Kaat and Jack Morris along with additional Hall of Famers to be announced serving as managers as coaches. Recently retired players representing each of the 30 big league teams will compete in the seven-inning legends game at historic Doubleday Field.
The 2023 Hall of Fame Classic, presented by Boeing, highlights a weekend of family entertainment programs designed to celebrate the timeless connection of baseball across generations.
Tickets for the 2023 Hall of Fame Classic will go on sale at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 13 at baseballhall.org. Tickets will also be available via phone at (407) 564-8059 or by clicking here and are $20 for grandstand seats, $15 for baseline seats and $13 for outfield seats.
Seating along the third baseline will not be available, as the Village of Cooperstown is coordinating ongoing renovations of Doubleday Field.
The Classic, fueled by assistance from MLB, features a pre-game Home Run Contest at noon, followed by the first pitch at 1:05 p.m.
Players committed to appear at the Hall of Fame Classic include: Jeremy Affeldt (Giants), Jorge Cantú (Marlins), Rajai Davis (Guardians), Brian Dozier (Twins), Greg Garcia (Padres), Garrett Jones (Pirates), James Loney (Dodgers), Gerardo Parra (Nationals), Ryan Rowland-Smith (Mariners), Glendon Rusch (Mets) and Scott Spiezio (Angels).
The full rosters of participating Hall of Famers and Classic players will be announced later this spring. The most up-to-date information about the Hall of Fame Classic will be available at baseballhall.org/hofclassic.
Hall of Fame Classic Weekend features additional family events designed to promote interactivity between fans and their baseball heroes. 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. There is no pre-registration for this event.
Later that evening, 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., with Hall of Famers participating for the first hour of the event. Hall of Fame Classic participants will canvass the ballpark during the course of a two-hour event, which has a 12-ticket limit per order and has a capacity limit of 500. While the Night at the Ballpark program is not an autograph session, fans should remember to bring their camera to capture their special memories. Tickets for Night at the Ballpark are on sale now. Tickets are priced at $75 each and a ticket to the Hall of Fame Classic is included with a ticket purchase for Night at the Ballpark.
The Museum will also offer the Cooperstown Classic Clinic, a baseball training event for youngsters ages 7-12 on Friday, May 26, from 4-7 p.m. The Clinic gives youth participants a chance to receive hands-on tips and advice from several former major leaguers at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown. The event is free but pre-order is required for this special opportunity by clicking here.
All tickets purchased online or via phone will be shipped starting Friday, April 28. Tickets purchased online or via phone prior to May 19 will be sent via U.S. Mail.
Tickets purchased May 19 through May 25 must be picked up at the Doubleday Field Will Call tent beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 27. Online ticketing ends at 5 p.m. ET on May 25.
Tickets will be available for purchase at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Ticket Booth on Friday, May 26, and again at the Doubleday Field Will Call tent beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 27.
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.
Also as part of Classic Weekend, Hall of Fame members will lead an exclusive golf outing, with a limited number of spots available for golfers, at the beautiful Leatherstocking Golf Course on Otsego Lake. For more information on supporting the Hall of Fame through this exclusive golf outing, please call 607-547-0310.