Hall of Fame Weekend

2015 Hall of Fame Weekend

The four newest members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame took 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 featured 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 Martínez and John Smoltz were formally inducted and delivered speeches beginning at 1:30 p.m. EDT on Sunday, July 26 at the Clark Sports Center. The 2015 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was once again shown live exclusively on MLB Network.

Hall of Fame Weekend 2015 also featured the Awards Presentation, honoring Ford C. Frick Award winner Dick Enberg and J.G. Taylor Spink Award winner Tom Gage. The Weekend also included the Parade of Legends immediately following the Awards Presentation and the Legends of the Game roundtable with the four newest inductees following Sunday's Induction Ceremony.

Hall of Fame Weekend 2016 will be held July 22-25 in Cooperstown.

2016 HOFW Events

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Induction Ceremony

The Sunday, July 24 Induction Ceremony will take place 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.

Awards Presentation

The Hall of Fame Awards Presentation will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 23 at Doubleday Field and will feature the presentation of the Ford C. Frick Award for baseball broadcasting excellence and the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing. Gates at Doubleday Field open at 3 p.m. Fans with tickets should enter through the first base gate, while non-ticketed fans must enter through the third base gate.

The Awards Presentation will be immediately followed by the Parade of Legends, as Hall of Fame members ride down Main Street in trucks provided by Ford Motor Company at 6 p.m., concluding with a red carpet arrival on the Museum steps as Hall of Fame members make their way to the Museum for a private reception.

Play Ball with Ozzie Smith

Join a dream team that could only come together in Cooperstown, with Ozzie Smith and his Hall of Fame friends host a morning experience in a fundraiser for the Hall of Fame’s educational programs. For the 15th year, PLAY Ball returns as Players, Legends and You with an interactive meet and greet, starting at 8 a.m. on Friday, July 22nd during Hall of Fame Weekend 2016.

PLAY Ball features over two hours of non-stop interaction, including personalized instruction and the chance to turn double plays. Each participant receives time on the field with these baseball legends, as well as personalized photo and special mementos of the occasion. Prior to the on-field activity, participants and Hall of Famers will share a special breakfast in the Hall of Fame’s Plaque Gallery.

This event is open to fans of all ages. Space is limited and the event will be open for registration this spring. Interested participants can register by calling the Membership department at 607-547-0397.

Parade of Legends

Join the pageantry and excitement as the Hall of Famers ride in trucks provided by Ford Motor Company down Main Street on their way to a private reception at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Staging for the Parade takes place at Doubleday Field and fans are encouraged to attend the Awards Presentation prior to making their way to the Parade. Main Street, 6 p.m., Saturday.

Legends of the Game Roundtable

The Hall of Fame’s newest members will participate in a Legends of the Game Roundtable event. This event is for Museum Members only and tickets will be available by visiting the Membership desk in the Museum or by calling 607-547-0397.

Throughout the Weekend, the Hall of Fame will host a series of educational programs and fan-friendly experiences designed to connect generations of all ages in activities and events featuring baseball luminaries in the timeless and pastoral village of Cooperstown. Additional programming will be announced early next summer.

Group Visits

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(Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame)

Minimum Group Size

Adults (19-64)

Seniors (65+) $13.50
Youth (13-18)* $11.00
Junior (7-12)* $10.25

*One adult chaperone is required per every 10 - Junior, Youth or Camp Groups.

Groups must make advance reservations

Group Reservation Form
Youth Group Reservation Form

For more information on group visits, call (607) 547-0312.

School groups should contact our Education Department

Class of 2015

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2015 Award Winners

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Join Us

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Mobile App

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Coming to Cooperstown for Hall of Fame Weekend and wondering what else there is to see in Central New York? Download our mobile app, BHOF Beacon and discover other regional attractions and baseball history that lives in and around Cooperstown. We are updating content daily and will eventually highlight historic baseball locations across the country.

The Beacon transforms the entire nation into a living, breathing exhibit of the game we all know and love. Using its ever-growing collection of places and moments, the Beacon alerts you when you’re near baseball history, invites you to check-in and earn points, and provides pictures, video, and audio to deepen your experience.


• Use Places to see what locations in baseball history are near you, as well as what pivotal moments happened there.
• Take advantage of Road Trips to go on curated trips built around baseball’s biggest themes. Earn valuable points for completing a Road Trip, and redeem them at the Hall for discounts on food, lodging, or fun.
• Keep current with My Stats to track your progress and manage your profile.

Whether you’re a casual or die-hard fan, the Beacon has a powerful pull. It’ll turn you into an expert eager to share—and deepen—your knowledge of baseball and Cooperstown.

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Tickets and Seating

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Admission to the Induction Ceremony is free, and lawn seating is virtually unlimited on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you are interested in securing seats close to the Induction Stage with provided chairs, you can become a participant in the Hall of Fame's Membership Program at the President's or Benefactor level.

Membership Benefits for HOFW

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Members enjoy many privileges, including free admission to the Museum year-round and plus special opportunities throughout Hall of Fame Weekend.

Additional Hall of Fame Weekend Privileges (included with all membership levels)

• Free admission to the Museum
• A special members-only entrance to the Hall of Fame to avoid long lines
• Exclusive early access to the Museum on Saturday, Sunday and Monday
• Exclusive access to the Legends of the Game Roundtable program on Monday

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VIP Options (President’s Circle and Benefactor levels)

• VIP reserved seating for the Induction for President's Circle and Benefactor Members
• Opportunity for reserved at the Awards Presentation
• (2) limited edition press pins

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Hall of Fame Weekend Travel Packages (includes a membership)

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has teamed up with Sports Travel and Tours to offer baseball fans a one-stop opportunity to purchase Induction Weekend travel packages. For more information or to plan a trip to Cooperstown, please call 1-888-310-HALL (4255). Current membership participants receive a 5% discount on all their baseball travel packages.

Travel Packages

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Travel relaxed and hassle-free, knowing all your arrangements have been made for you by our reliable travel specialists. Each travel package includes museum & event tickets, transportation, hotel accommodations, trip reception, tour host and trip documents. As always, Hall of Fame members receive a 5% discount on BASEBALL travel packages.

Witness baseball history in Cooperstown, NY as the Hall of Fame welcomes the 2015 Induction Class into its hallowed halls. Travel packages include weekend admission to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Museum Membership and memories to last a lifetime. Learn more

Voting Rules

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