Hall of Fame East-West Classic Weekend

Honoring and Celebrating the History of Black Baseball. 

East-West Classic Logo

 

LEGENDS GAME TO BE PLAYED MAY 25 AT DOUBLEDAY FIELD

The greatest legends of Black baseball demonstrated their talent and desire for four decades at the annual Negro Leagues East-West All-Star Game. 

The Museum will pay tribute to that legacy by hosting the Hall of Fame East-West Classic: A Tribute to the Negro Leagues All-Star Game, presented by Boeing, during a Memorial Day Weekend celebration of Black baseball. 

COMMITTED PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE

CC Sabathia, team captain

Chris Young, team captain

Josh Barfield

Tim Beckham

José Contreras

Ian Desmond

Prince Fielder

Dexter Fowler

Doug Glanville

Curtis Granderson

Tony Gwynn Jr.

Jerry Hairston

Scott Hairston

LaTroy Hawkins

Ryan Howard

Edwin Jackson

Jeremy Jeffress

Adam Jones

Howie Kendrick

Russell Martin

Darrell Miller

Melvin Mora

David Price

Tony Sipp

Dee Strange-Gordon

BJ Upton

Justin Upton 

Dontrelle Willis

 

Honorary Team Members:

Harold Reynolds

Mookie Wilson

Negro League Legends: 

Sam Allen

Pedro Sierra

 

Additional participants will be announced as they are confirmed. 

COMMITTED PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE

CC Sabathia, team captain

Chris Young, team captain

Josh Barfield

Tim Beckham

José Contreras

Ian Desmond

Prince Fielder

Dexter Fowler

Doug Glanville

Curtis Granderson

Tony Gwynn Jr.

Jerry Hairston

Scott Hairston

LaTroy Hawkins

Ryan Howard

Edwin Jackson

Jeremy Jeffress

Adam Jones

Howie Kendrick

Russell Martin

Darrell Miller

Melvin Mora

David Price

Tony Sipp

Dee Strange-Gordon

BJ Upton

Justin Upton 

Dontrelle Willis

 

Honorary Team Members:

Harold Reynolds

Mookie Wilson

Negro League Legends: 

Sam Allen

Pedro Sierra

 

Additional participants will be announced as they are confirmed. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The greatest legends of Black baseball demonstrated their talent and desire for four decades at the annual Negro Leagues East-West All-Star Game.

In 2024, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will pay tribute to that legacy by hosting the Hall of Fame East-West Classic: A Tribute to the Negro Leagues All-Star Game presented by Boeing with support from Major League Baseball. 

The Negro Leagues East-West All-Star Game debuted in 1933 at Chicago’s Comiskey Park and was played annually through 1962, including several years that featured multiple games. Hall of Famer Bill Foster was the winning pitcher in the inaugural East-West All-Star Game and several future Hall of Famers starred in the game throughout the years, including Cool Papa Bell, Ray Brown, Andy Cooper, Leon Day, Josh Gibson, Buck Leonard, Satchel Paige, Jackie Robinson and Willie Wells.

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SCHEDULE: 

SATURDAY, MAY 25

9 AM: The Souls of the Game: Voices of Black Baseball will open to visitors with Museum admission. Museum Members receive FREE admission.   

11 AM: Gates open at Doubleday Field for the Hall of Fame East-West Classic

Tickets for the Hall of Fame East-West Classic are $20 for baseline seats and $18 for outfield seats.

12:00 PM: Hall of Fame East-West Classic Homerun Derby

1:00 PM:  Hall of Fame East-West Classic Legends Game

6:00 PM: Night at the Ballpark   -- SOLD OUT--

Hall of Fame legends and former players will greet fans throughout Doubleday Field on Saturday evening. Hall of Fame East-West Classic participants will canvass the ballpark during the course of a 90 minute event. While the program is not an autograph session, fans should bring their camera to capture their special memories. Tickets for Night at the Ballpark are $75. -- SOLD OUT--

HALL OF FAME EAST-WEST CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT

Hall of Fame legends and East-West Classic players will head to the golf course on Sunday, May 26 to team up with fans for a memorable outing at Leatherstocking Golf Course in Cooperstown. The tournament is a scramble format and golfers of all skill levels are welcome.

The cost is $3,000 per golfer and includes three days of activities including an event on Friday evening, premium tickets for the East-West Classic, an autograph session with the Hall of Famers, a behind-the-scenes experience at the Museum, golf on Sunday morning and an awards luncheon following the round.  

Ozzie Smith celebrates with his team

Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith celebrates with his team after they sink a putt during a Hall of Fame Classic Golf Tournament.

The tournament is a fundraiser for the Museum. For more information on supporting the Museum through this exclusive golf outing, please call 607-547-0385.  

Souls of the Game: Voices of Black Baseball logo

 

NEW EXHIBIT DEBUTS THE SAME DAY

Located in the Yawkey Gallery, The Souls of the Game: Voices of Black Baseball will spotlight the decades-long history of Black baseball prior to the formation of the Negro Leagues, through the complexities of baseball’s re-integration, to the challenges that remain today, revealing the deep connections between baseball and Black America.

The exhibit is part of the Hall of Fame’s Black Baseball Initiative that includes additional outreach programs, educational materials and virtual programming and is made possible by the Yawkey Foundation with additional support from Bill Janetschek in honor of his siblings Robert and Ann, the Anthony A. Yoseloff Foundation and the Bisignano Family. 

PLAN YOUR VISIT

The memories you’ll make here will last a lifetime. Awed by priceless artifacts. Moved by stories and triumphs that inspired and united a nation. Find your way to the National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum, and you’ll make history of your own.

BLACK BASEBALL INITIATIVE

The Museum has launched one of the largest initiatives in the institution’s history. The Black Baseball Initiative will inspire people through the stories of those who overcame seemingly insurmountable challenges to play the game they loved. 

TRAVEL PACKAGES

The Museum has teamed up with Sports Travel and Tours to offer baseball fans a one-stop opportunity to purchase Hall of Fame 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.

PLAN YOUR VISIT

The memories you’ll make here will last a lifetime. Awed by priceless artifacts. Moved by stories and triumphs that inspired and united a nation. Find your way to the National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum, and you’ll make history of your own.

BLACK BASEBALL INITIATIVE

The Museum has launched one of the largest initiatives in the institution’s history. The Black Baseball Initiative will inspire people through the stories of those who overcame seemingly insurmountable challenges to play the game they loved. 

TRAVEL PACKAGES

The Museum has teamed up with Sports Travel and Tours to offer baseball fans a one-stop opportunity to purchase Hall of Fame 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.