Countdown Is On! Just A Few Days to Hall of Fame Weekend!
Get ready...we are just a few days away for the six-member National Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2019 to be inducted on Sunday, July 21, in Cooperstown. A record 55 Hall of Famers are scheduled to return to Central New York to honor Harold Baines, Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez, Mike Mussina, Mariano Rivera and Lee Smith at the Hall of Fame and Museum’s annual Induction Ceremony at 1:30 p.m. ET at the Clark Sports Center.
The election of Halladay, Martinez, Mussina and Rivera by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America in January, along with the election of Baines and Smith by the Today’s Game Era Committee in December, brings the total number of elected Hall of Famers to 329.
The Hall of Fame Awards Presentation will be held at 4:30 p.m. on July 20 at Doubleday Field and will feature the presentation the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for writers to Jayson Stark and the posthumous honoring of Ford C. Frick Award winner Al Helfer. The Awards Presentation is free and open to the public.
Also on Saturday, July 20, the Hall of Fame Parade of Legends returns for a 10th year to provide fans with a unique and unforgettable way to celebrate their favorite Hall of Fame members. Hall of Famers will ride down Main Street in trucks provided by Ford Motor Company during the 6 p.m. parade, en route to a private reception at the Museum. The Parade of Legends will immediately follow the Awards Presentation.
The Ceremony is expected to last three hours. 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 quite warm in July, it is recommended that visitors bring a cap and sunscreen.