Hall of Fame Classic Weekend

A Cooperstown tradition is set to return for another memorable Memorial Day Weekend at Doubleday Field.

Hall of Fame members Bert Blyleven, Rollie Fingers, Goose Gossage, Trevor Hoffman, Tim Raines and Alan Trammell will be joined by recently retired players representing all 30 major league teams for a seven-inning legends game at Cooperstown’s historic Doubleday Field.

The 2019 Hall of Fame Classic, presented by Ford Motor Company, highlights a weekend of family entertainment programs designed to celebrate the timeless connection of baseball across generations.

Tickets for the Hall of Fame Classic are $15 for grandstand seats, $12.50 for first baseline seats and $11 for outfield seats.

Seating along the third baseline will not be available, as the Village of Cooperstown is coordinating ongoing renovations of Doubleday Field in preparation for the ballpark’s 100th anniversary in 2020.

The Classic, now in its 11th year and fueled by assistance from MLB, features a pre-game Home Run Contest at noon, followed by the first pitch at 1:05 p.m.

Tickets are available on site starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 25.


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Hall of Famers Bert Blyleven, Rollie Fingers, Goose Gossage, Trevor Hoffman, Tim Raines and Alan Trammell will serve as coaches for the teams.

Players committed to appear at the 2019 Hall of Fame Classic are:

  • Arizona Diamondbacks
    Chris Snyder
  • Atlanta Braves
    Cristhian Martínez
  • Baltimore Orioles
    John Parrish
  • Boston Red Sox
    Carlos Baerga
  • Chicago White Sox
    A.J. Pierzynski
  • Cincinnati Reds
    Brett Tomko
  • Cleveland Indians
    Cory Snyder
  • Colorado Rockies
    Jeff Francis
  • Detroit Tigers
    Brandon Inge
  • Houston Astros
    Willy Taveras
  • Kansas City Royals
    Mark Teahen
  • Los Angeles Angels
    Orlando Cabrera
  • Los Angeles Dodgers
    Steve Sax
  • Miami Marlins
    Charles Johnson
  • Milwaukee Brewers
    Corey Hart
  • Minnesota Twins
    Joe Nathan
  • New York Mets
    Todd Zeile
  • New York Yankees
    Ramiro Mendoza
  • Oakland Athletics
    Terrence Long
  • Philadelphia Phillies
    Kyle Kendrick
  • Pittsburgh Pirates
    Jack Wilson
  • St. Louis Cardinals
    Jason Marquis
  • San Diego Padres
    Andy Ashby
  • San Francisco Giants
    Brad Hennessey
  • Seattle Mariners
    Ryan Rowland-Smith
  • Tampa Bay Rays
    Grant Balfour
  • Texas Rangers
    Kevin Mench
  • Toronto Blue Jays
    Orlando Hudson
  • Washington Nationals
    Michael Barrett

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Weekend Events

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The Museum's new exhibit dedicated to Baseball Cards, Shoebox Treasures, will open during Hall of Fame Classic Weekend and feature more than 700 square feet of space on the Museum’s third floor. The exhibit will touch on the history and production of the cards as well as the 1980s boom that turned a child’s hobby into a multi-million dollar industry. Thousands of cards from the Museum's collection of more than 140,000 examples will be featured in Shoebox Treasures, along with an interactive element that will allow visitors to make their own baseball cards. Click here to learn more more about Shoebox Treasures.



Friday 4-6:30 p.m. SOLD OUT

The Museum will also offer the Cooperstown Classic Clinic, a baseball training event for youngsters ages 7-12 on Friday, May 24 from 4-6:30 p.m.

The Clinic gives youth participants a chance to receive hands-on tips and advice from several former major leaguers at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown.

The event is free but pre-order is required for this special opportunity.



Saturday 9 a.m.

The Hall of Fame’s newest hit is embarking on an extended “run” in Cooperstown, the popular BASE Race is being held on Memorial Day Weekend, with the same course and lineup, as part of Hall of Fame Classic Weekend festivities.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, along with Cooperstown’s Clark Sports Center, will present the seventh annual BASE Race charity runs – a 5k fun run and competitive 10k events -- on Saturday, May 25 – starting and ending at historic Doubleday Field and featuring courses that wind through scenic Cooperstown and along the warning track of the historic ballpark. The race events benefit the Museum’s “Be A Superior Example” program promoting healthy lifestyle choices for individuals of all ages.

Fans are encouraged to support their favorite major league team as part of the 2019 BASE Race, as selected former major league players will be a part of the race activities, as the lead-off event to a full day of programming for the Hall of Fame Classic on May 25.

Registration for the 2019 BASE Race is $25 and $55 for families. Each registered runner will receive a finishers medal (for the first 300 runners to register), goodie bag, and a free general admission ticket to the Hall of Fame Classic. On race day, registration will be $30 for individuals and $65 for families. Additional details are available by calling the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum at 607-547-0329.

Proceeds from the BASE Race support outreach for BASE, the Hall of Fame’s educational initiative which promotes the concepts of healthy lifestyle choices to a worldwide audience, educating students about the dangers of performance-enhancing substances.




Saturday after the Game

Hall of Fame Classic Weekend features additional family events designed to promote interactivity between fans and their baseball heroes. Following the game on Saturday will be Doubleday Kids Dash, a chance for children to round third and head for home on the base paths of historic Doubleday Field. Children with tickets to the Classic can participate in this free event. Preregistration is not required.



Saturday 6 p.m. SOLD OUT

The Hall of Fame will reprise its Night at the Museum program, now in its seventh season. Hall of Fame legends and former players will greet fans throughout the Museum on Saturday evening beginning at 6 p.m. Legends participants will canvass the Museum during the course of a two-hour event that will bring the Museum to life with special programs and interactions. While the Night at the Museum program is not an autograph session, fans should remember to bring their camera to capture their special memories.



Sunday 8 a.m.

As part of Classic Weekend, Hall of Fame members will lead an exclusive golf outing, with a limited number of spots available for golfers, at the beautiful Leatherstocking Golf Course on Otsego Lake.

For more information on supporting the Hall of Fame through this exclusive golf outing, please call 607-547-0310.


Additional Ticket Information

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All tickets purchased online or via phone will be shipped starting Friday, April 26. Tickets purchased online or via phone prior to May 17 will be sent via U.S. Mail.

Tickets purchased May 17 through May 23 must be picked up at the Doubleday Field Will Call tent beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 25. Online ticketing ends at 5 p.m. ET on May 23.

Tickets will be available for purchase at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Ticket Booth on Friday, May 24, and again at the Doubleday Field Will Call tent beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 25.

Classic Weekend Travel Packages

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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 Classic Weekend travel packages. For more information or to plan a trip to Cooperstown, please call 1-888-310-HALL (4255). Membership participants receive a 5% discount on all their baseball travel packages.

Visiting Cooperstown

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Thinking of joining us for Hall of Fame Classic Weekend? Be part of history at the Classic Weekend, then discover the true legacy of our great game in the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s renowned Museum. Beyond the hallowed Hall is a wide variety of exhibits that tell the story of our National Pastime. For nearly 80 years, fans and families have enjoyed this exceptional collection of artifacts that honor the best of baseball, reminiscing, learning and making memories that last a lifetime along the way.


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Accommodation information is available through This is CooperstownCooperstown Getaway and through the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce at 607-547-9983. For driving directions from major cities, area cities and local airports, visit our directions page.

Highlights from 2018 Hall of Fame Classic

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