The National Baseball Hall of Fame will host its Fourth Annual Hall of Fame Classic on June 15, 2012, through June 17, 2012.
The Classic, which will take place on June 16th, is a legend's game at the historic Doubleday Field featuring more than two dozen former major league stars, including five hall of famers.
Following the game will be a Father's Day weekend of programs and special events for baseball fans of all ages.
Tickets go on sale April 14, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.
Here is some more information on each of the events:
Tickets are $12.50 for first and third base seats and $11 for outfield seats. Ticket buyers may first line up at the Museum at 6 a.m. on April 16. Overnight camping is not permitted. The 2012 Hall of Fame Classic will be preceded by the Cooperstown Game Day Parade, on Main Street, hosted by the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce, the village of Cooperstown and the Hall of Fame. The pre-game hitting contest will begin at 1 p.m., featuring the game's participants.
The 2012 Hall of Fame Classic Weekend, including the Hall of Fame Classic, will be presented by Ford Motor Company for the fourth straight season.
On Friday, June 15, the Museum will host the Legends for Youth Skills Clinic, from 4-7 p.m. at Doubleday Field. Hosted in conjunction with the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, the Clinic gives youth participants ages 5-12 a chance to learn hands-on training from several former major league stars. The event concludes with an autograph session for participants. Registration is free, but limited and begins April 16 by calling 607-547-0397.
At 7 p.m. on June 16, the five Hall of Fame members will be featured in a Voices of the Game roundtable discussion of baseball at Doubleday Field in a one-hour reflection on their memories of the game. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and seating is limited. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 1-866-849-7770 or at www.baseballhall.org.
On Father's Day, June 17, the Hall of Fame will host Family Catch and Kids Run the Bases from 9-11 a.m. at Doubleday Field. A limited number of participants can reserve a spot for this free event by calling 607-547-0397.
The third annual Cooperstown Golf Classic on Sunday, June 17 will feature Hall of Famers Blyleven, Murray, Niekro, Prez, Smith and serve as a fundraiser for the Hall of Fame's educational programs. A unique social experience providing memories and camaraderie that will last a lifetime, golfers of any ability will enjoy a private cocktail reception in the Hall of Fame plaque gallery, breakfast on the Leatherstocking Golf Course clubhouse verandah, a round of golf in a scramble format at Leatherstocking, and conclude with a luncheon and awards ceremony, all in the company of the Hall of Famers. Many other amenities are included as well. Space is limited to only 24 participants. For information, please call 607-547-0310.