DISCOVER HISTORY

Stories from baseball's rich history are constantly being added to keep you connected to the game you love. 

Willie Mays redefined what was possible on diamond

Willie Mays, the “Say Hey Kid,” excelled in all phases of the game with a boyish enthusiasm and infectious exuberance.

Willie Mays' Hall of Fame Plaque Makes Historic Journey to Rickwood Field

Class of 1979 legend celebrated as plaque travels from Cooperstown for first time.

Museum’s Author Series Programs Bring Latest Baseball Stories to Cooperstown

Lectures, book signings held throughout the summer at Hall of Fame’s Bullpen Theater.

Historic Bob Feller Bat on Exhibit at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Used by Babe Ruth in Pulitzer Prize-winning photo from 1948.

Walter O’Malley Archive Added to Collection at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Donation from Peter O’Malley and Terry O’Malley Seidler includes historic documents and photographs from Walter O’Malley’s notable tenure as Dodgers owner.

Winfield skips over minor leagues to debut for Padres

Just weeks after San Diego made him the fourth pick in the 1973 MLB Draft, Dave Winfield bypassed the minor leagues entirely to start his Hall of Fame career.

#CardCorner: 1985 Topps Oil Can Boyd

Overcoming long odds to make the big leagues, Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd helped pitch the Red Sox to the 1986 American League pennant.

The Ted Williams Thread

The Hall of Fame debuted 85 seasons ago, the same year ‘The Splendid Splinter’ arrived in Boston.

Hall of Fame’s Picturing America’s Pastime Exhibit Opens June 29 in De Pere, Wis.

Traveling photo exhibition runs at the Mulva Cultural Center through Oct. 21.

Museum welcomes SABR’s Jerry Malloy Negro Leagues Conference

SABR's 24th annual Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference was held for the first time this year in Cooperstown.

Baseball Hall of Fame Welcomes 2024 Class of Frank and Peggy Steele Interns

Sixteen students begin summer of a lifetime in Cooperstown.

#Shortstops: A Superstar’s Bat from a Legendary Day

Shohei Ohtani used this bat during his 2021 MVP season, one of several artifacts from the star preserved in the Museum.

#CardCorner: 1984 Donruss Mike Boddicker

Mike Boddicker became an overnight sensation in 1983 while helping Baltimore win the World Series title.

Museum Teams Up with SiriusXM for New Podcast

'The Road to Cooperstown’ will be the official podcast of National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum; debuts June 8 as part of celebration of Museum’s 85th anniversary.

Medwick trade sends shockwaves through baseball

The Brooklyn Dodgers acquired Triple Crown winner Joe Medwick in a blockbuster deal with the Cardinals on June 12, 1940.

Cooperstown Symposium brings diverse fans to Hall of Fame

Esteemed author Howard Bryant was among the baseball luminaries at the 35th Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture at the Hall of Fame.