The day will open with the Cooperstown Main Street Game Day Parade at noon, followed by a pre-game hitting contest at 1 p.m. First pitch is slated for 2:05 p.m.
Hall of Famers Phil Niekro and Ozzie Smith return as team captains and managers. They will be joined by Hall of Famers Roberto Alomar and Rollie Fingers, along with two Hall of Famers to be announced. Rosters will be announced in April.
Tickets are available via phone at 1-877-726-9028 or online at www.baseballhall.org. Tickets cost $12.50 for first- and third-base seats and $11 for general admission outfield seats.
The Hall’s Night at the Museum program will follow at 7 p.m. as Hall of Famers and former players will greet fans throughout the museum.
The Hall also will host a golf outing featuring Hall of Fame members at the Leatherstocking Golf Course in Cooperstown. A limited number of spots available for golfers. For more information, call 607-547-0310.
Hall of Fame Classic Weekend also includes the Legends for Youth Skills Clinic from 4-7 p.m. May 23 and an exclusive photo opportunity with Hall of Fame members at 9:30 a.m. May 24. Pre-orders are required for both opportunities by calling 607-547-0397.
Lumberjack qualifiers June 7
STIHL TIMBERSPORTS will host its Professional Northeast Qualifier for the area’s top lumberjacks June 7 in Cooperstown.
Local residents will take part in the hot saw, single buck, springboard chop, standing block chop, stock saw and underhand chop for a chance to earn entry into the U.S. Championship, which will run from June 20-22 at Norfolk Scope Arena in Virginia and air on ABC in September.
For more information, visit the website www.stihlusa.com.