Experience History at the Museum During Hall of Fame Weekend

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Baseball’s grandest legends and heroes are set to be inducted as the Class of 2022 this weekend. But even as the game of today focuses on Cooperstown, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum salutes the National Pastime’s glorious past with stories and artifacts from the game’s greatest moments.

Bud Fowler, Gil Hodges, Jim Kaat, Minnie Miñoso, Tony Oliva, Buck O’Neil and David Ortiz will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on July 24, adding their names to the list of icons featured in bronze in the Plaque Gallery. The Museum includes more than 60,000 square feet of state-of-the-art exhibits, featuring the Today’s Game exhibit with the Museum’s latest acquisitions.

From the oak-lined walls of the Plaque Gallery to the Ideals and Injustices exhibit that tells the compelling story of the Black baseball experience, the Museum captures the history of baseball and preserves the timeless story of our national game.

The highlight of the July 22-25 Induction Weekend in Cooperstown is the Induction Ceremony, which takes place at 1:30 p.m. on July 24 on the grounds of the Clark Sports Center, one mile south of the Hall of Fame on Susquehanna Avenue. Admission to the Induction Ceremony is free.

The Museum is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through Labor Day, with special hours during Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Hall of Fame Weekend:

- Friday, July 22: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Saturday, July 23: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Plaque Gallery closes at 4:30 p.m.)
- Sunday, July 24: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

As always, Hall of Fame Members receive free admission. Participants in the Museum’s Membership Program will have access to the Museum beginning at 7 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday of Hall of Fame Weekend and at 8 a.m. on Monday.

After the plaques of the members of the Class of 2022 are installed during Hall of Fame Weekend, several will be temporarily removed during the following weeks to travel to events celebrating the newest Hall of Famers. Fans planning visits to Cooperstown during these times should be advised that the actual bronze plaques will be removed from display during the times listed below. A photographic image of each plaque will be featured in the space, featuring a full replication of the plaque, while the actual plaques are traveling.

The schedule for plaques traveling in the coming weeks includes:

David Ortiz plaque:
- Removed from display: Monday, July 25 in the afternoon
- Special events: At Fenway Park in Boston, July 26
- Returning to display: Wednesday, July 27 by 3 p.m.

Minnie Miñoso plaque:
- Removed from display: Friday, July 29 in the afternoon
- Special event: At Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, July 30
- Returning to display: Monday, Aug. 1 by 12 noon

Josh Gibson plaque:
- Removed from display: Tuesday, Aug. 2 in the afternoon
- Special events: At PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Aug. 3-5
- Returning to display: Monday, Aug. 8 by 12 noon

Jim Kaat and Tony Oliva plaques:
- Removed from display: Friday, Aug. 5 in the afternoon
- Special events: At Target Field in Minneapolis, Aug. 6
- Returning to display: Monday, Aug. 8 by 12 noon

Buck O’Neil plaque:
- Removed from display: Thursday, Aug. 11 in the morning
- Special events: At Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Aug. 12
- Returning to display: Monday, Aug. 15 by 12 noon

Derek Jeter plaque:
- Removed from display: Thursday, Sept. 8 in the afternoon
- Special events: At Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, N.Y., Sept. 9
- Returning to display: Monday, Sept. 11 by 12 noon

The schedule is subject to change, with additional plaque travels possible this summer.