Hall of Fame Weekend

Hall of Fame Weekend

The four newest members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame will take their permanent place in Cooperstown on Sunday, July 26, highlighting four days of celebratory events and programs for baseball fans of all ages, as part of Hall of Fame Weekend 2015, July 24-27. The Induction Ceremony will feature four electees – all from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America and the most in any BBWAA Hall of Fame election in 60 years. Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz will be formally inducted and deliver speeches beginning at 1:30 p.m. EDT on Sunday, July 26 at the Clark Sports Center. The 2015 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony shown live exclusively on MLB Network. read...
2015 Hall of Fame Classic

2015 Hall of Fame Classic

The game’s memories live forever in Cooperstown. And once every spring, the legends who authored the National Pastime’s greatest moments come together at the home of baseball for a weekend that has truly become a Classic. Hall of Fame members Rollie Fingers, Tom Glavine, Phil Niekro, Ozzie Smith and Robin Yount will be joined by recently retired players representing all 30 major league teams for a seven-inning legends game on Saturday, May 23 at Cooperstown’s historic Doubleday Field. The 2015 Hall of Fame Classic, presented by Ford Motor Company, highlights a weekend of family entertainment programs designed to celebrate the timeless connection of baseball across generations, while saluting the contributions of those who served our nation’s military over Memorial Day Weekend. read...
Classic adds big sticks for May 24 game

Classic adds big sticks for May 24 game

The Daily Star —- — Staff Report The Hall of Fame Classic got a power boost Tuesday. Heavy hitters Eddie Murray and Andre Dawson will join four fellow National Baseball Hall of Famers on the coaching staffs for the sixth annual Classic, which is set for May 24 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown. Murray finished his 21-year Major League Baseball career in 1997 with 504 home runs, leading to his 2003 induction into the Hall. Dawson hit 438 homers in a 21-year career that ended in 1996. He reached the Hall in 2010. The two will join Roberto Alomar, Rollie Fingers, Phil Niekro and Ozzie Smith on two Hall of Fame coaching staffs for the Memorial Day Weekend event, which will be part of the shrine’s 75th anniversary celebration. Earlier this month, the Hall said Niekro and Smith would return as managers and team captains. The Hall also announced Tuesday that Jim Thome — a member of the 600 club for home runs — is one of 24 former major leaguers who have committed to play in the seven-inning exhibition game. Thome hit 612 homers over a 22-year career that ended in 2012. The others, in alphabetical order, are: Vinny Castilla (Rockies), Brady Clark (Brewers), Jeff Conine (Marlins), Adam Everett (Astros), David Eckstein (Angels), Steve Garvey (Dodgers), Alex Gonzalez (Blue Jays), Luis Gonzalez (Diamondbacks), Scott Hatteberg (A’s), Livan Hernandez (Nationals), Todd Jones (Tigers), Brad Lidge (Phillies), Hideki Matsui (Yankees), Carl Pavano (Twins), Kerry Robinson (Cardinals), Ivan Rodriguez (Rangers), Aaron Rowand (White Sox), Kirk Rueter (Giants), Reggie Sanders (Reds), Mike Sweeney (Royals), Dan Wheeler (Rays) and Jack Wilson (Pirates). The Hall said via email Tuesday that its goal is to produce rosters of retired players who will represent each of the 30 MLB franchises. The...