In addition to a spectacular list of inductees, this year marks the 75th anniversary of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. So come on down to Cooperstown, and join thousands of baseball fans from across the country to witness history in the making!

PULLQUOTE:

“Sports fans are predicting that this will be the grandest induction class in the history of baseball.”

Friday, July 25

WHAT: PLAY Ball with Ozzie Smith & special guests

WHEN: 8-11 a.m.

WHERE: Plaque Gallery and On Field

Join a dream team that could only come together in Cooperstown, with Ozzie Smith and Hall of Famer guests hosting a morning experience in a fundraiser for the Hall of Fame's educational programs.

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.

Saturday, July 26

WHAT: Hall of Fame Awards Presentation

WHEN: 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Doubleday Field

This year's events will be extra special, as 2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the opening of the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum! This event will feature the presentation of the Ford C. Frick Award for baseball broadcasting excellence to Eric Nadel, the Buck O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award to Joe Garagiola and the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing to Roger Angell. 

WHAT: Hall of Fame Parade of Legends

WHEN: 6 p.m.

WHERE: Main Street

Hall of Fame members will participate in this annual parade, which will originate on Chestnut Street and conclude at the front steps of the Museum on Main Street. Hall of Famers will ride in trucks provided by Ford Motor Company en route to a private reception at the Museum.

Sunday, July 27

WHAT: Induction Ceremony

WHEN: 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Clark Sports Center

Watch as more than four dozen Hall of Famers honor the Class of 2014 at the Induction Ceremony at the Clark Sports Center. The Class of 2014 features baseball managers Bobby Cox, Joe Torre and Tony La Russa. Player inductees include:

     * Greg Maddux of the Atlanta Braves, with 97.2% of the vote.

     * Tom Glavine of the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets, with 91.9% of the vote.

     * Frank Thomas of the Oakland Athletics, Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago White Sox, with 83.7% of the vote.

Monday, July 28

WHAT: Legends of the Game Roundtable: Featuring Bobby Cox, Tom Glavine, Tony La Russa, Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas, and Joe Torre

WHEN: 10:30 a.m.

 WHERE: Clark Sports Center

The Hall of Fame's newest members will participate in a Legends of the Game Roundtable event. This event is for HOF Members only.

 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

WHEN: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.

WHERE: Clark Sports Center

In celebration of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's 75th Anniversary, this special live event will feature some of the music industry's top recording artists, as well as celebrities from the world of film, television and baseball, with special appearances from Hall of Famers including Rod Carew, Rollie Fingers, Carlton Fisk, Juan Marichal, Phil Niekro, Ozzie Smith, and Dave Winfield. Artists in the 75th Anniversary Concert lineup include:

* Paul Simon

* Hunter Hayes

* Juan Luis Guerra

* Bernie Williams

* Yolanda Adams

* Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra

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