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Hall of Fame Induction Weekend

Date

Jul 24 2020 - Jul 27 2020
National Baseball Hall of Fame

Organizer

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National Baseball Hall of Fame
Phone
607-547-7200
Website
https://baseballhall.org/
National Baseball Hall of Fame

Location

National Baseball Hall of Fame
National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, New York

Date

Jul 24 2020 - Jul 27 2020

Hall of Fame Induction Weekend

Witness Baseball History in Cooperstown!

PLAY BALL WITH OZZIE SMITH

Friday, July 24 at 8 a.m.

Play on a dream team that could only come together in Cooperstown, with Ozzie Smith and Hall of Famer guests hosting a morning experience featuring over two hours of non-stop interaction, including personalized instruction and the chance to turn double plays. This fundraising event is open to fans of all ages and space is limited. Event pricing is $750 for participants in the Museum’s Membership Program, $1,000 for non-Members.

 

AWARDS PRESENTATION

Saturday, July 25 at 4:30 p.m.

The Hall of Fame Awards Presentation will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, at Doubleday Field and will feature the posthumous presentation of the 2020 J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing to Nick Cafardo and the 2020 Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasting excellence to Ken Harrelson.

 

PARADE OF LEGENDS

Saturday, July 25 at 6 p.m.

It’s the largest gathering of Hall of Famers on the baseball calendar. And for one evening every July, Main Street in Cooperstown becomes baseball’s biggest red carpet celebration during the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Parade of Legends.

Join the pageantry and excitement as the Hall of Famers ride in trucks provided by Ford Motor Company down Main Street at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, concluding with a red carpet arrival on the Museum steps.

 

INDUCTION CEREMONY

Sunday, July 26 at 1:30 p.m.

The Sunday, July 26, Induction Ceremony will take place at 1:30 p.m. on the grounds outside of the Clark Sports Center, which is located on lower Susquehanna Avenue, just one mile south of the Hall of Fame.

The Ceremony is held rain or shine, unless severe weather forces the cancellation of the event. Professional interpreters will be provided for the hearing impaired. The Induction Ceremony historically lasts two to three hours.

Lawn seating for the event is unlimited and free of charge. A blanket or lawn chair is recommended for comfortable viewing. As the weather in Cooperstown can be warm in July, it is recommended that visitors bring a cap and sunscreen.

Merchandise and Museum membership packages are available for purchase at the Induction site. Refreshments are sold at the site and water is provided complimentary to visitors. For information on reserved seating options granted to Museum members, please call 607-547-0397.

SPECTATOR INFORMATION

Access to the Induction Site closes at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, and re-opens at 7 a.m. on Sunday, July 26. Chairs and blankets can be left at the Induction Site during the day Saturday before 4 p.m. for Sunday, but no coolers, bags or large items will be permitted until the site re-opens on Sunday morning.

Vehicular traffic on Susquehanna Avenue from Walnut Street to Bowerstown Bridge/County Route 52 and on Brooklyn Avenue will be limited to PERMIT/LOCAL TRAFFIC only beginning at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, until the end of the Induction Ceremony on Sunday, July 26.

Use of drones is not permitted in the area of the Clark Sports Center and Induction Site. All packages are subject to search. All items carried into the site should be in a clear, see-through style backpack/bag.

 

LEGENDS OF THE GAME ROUNDTABLE

Monday, July 27, 10:30 a.m.

The Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020 will participate in the Legends of the Game Roundtable event at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 27, on the grounds of the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown. This event is for Members only and costs $10 for adults and $5 for juniors (under 12 years old).

Visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum website for more events and information about Cooperstown’s biggest Weekend!

https://baseballhall.org/visit/hall-of-fame-weekend

 

National Baseball Hall of Fame

Location

National Baseball Hall of Fame
National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, New York
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