2022 Induction Ceremony

The 2022 Induction Ceremony will take place at 1:30 p.m. ET Sunday, July 24, on the grounds of the Clark Sports Center.

Baseball Writers' Association of America electee David Ortiz will join Golden Days Era Committee electees Gil Hodges, Jim Kaat, Minnie Miñoso and Tony Oliva and Early Baseball Era Committee electees Bud Fowler and Buck O'Neil at the July 24 Induction Ceremony in Cooperstown.

The Induction Ceremony will be broadcast live exclusively on MLB Network.

Tim Kurkjian will be presented with the BBWAA's Career Excellence Award during Hall of Fame Weekend, and Jack Graney will be posthumously honored with the Ford C. Frick Award. Fans can watch a live simulcast of the Awards Presentation at 3 p.m. on July 23 at Doubleday Field. Admission is free.

Admission to the annual Induction Ceremony is free and open to the public via lawn seating. Participants in the Hall of Fame’s Membership Program at the Contributor (1 seat), President’s (2 seats) or Benefactor (4 seats) levels receive VIP seating with provided chairs. More information on Membership can be found here.

Check out details on Hall of Fame travel packages via the Museum’s travel partner, Sports Travel and Tours.

Induction Ceremony

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The Sunday, July 24, Induction Ceremony will take place on the grounds outside of the Clark Sports Center, which is located on lower Susquehanna Avenue, just one mile south of the Hall of Fame. The Ceremony is held rain or shine, unless severe weather forces the cancellation of the event. Professional interpreters will be provided for the hearing impaired.

The Induction Ceremony historically lasts two-to-three hours. Lawn 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 warm in July, it is recommended that visitors bring a cap and sunscreen.

Merchandise, including the 2022 Induction Program, and Museum membership packages are available for purchase at the Induction site. Refreshments are sold at the site. For information on reserved seating options granted to Museum members, please call 607-547-0397.

Two special paid parking lots will be available only on Sunday, July 24. These lots are located adjacent to the Blue Trolley Lot on Linden Avenue (paid lot is Cy Young Lot) and on Route 33 just east of the Induction Site (paid lot is the Hank Aaron Lot). Trolley service extends to the Cy Young Lot but neither Trolley nor bus service extends to the Hank Aaron Lot.

Awards Presentation

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The Hall of Fame Awards Presentation will be held on the afternoon of Saturday, July 23. As was the case in 2021, the Awards Presentation will be held as a private event taking place at the Alice Busch Opera Theater, home to the world renowned Glimmerglass Opera, which is located on the northern banks of Otsego Lake, and will feature the presentation of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America’s Career Excellence Award to Tim Kurkjian and the posthumous honoring of Ford C. Frick Award winner Jack Graney. Fans can watch a live simulcast of the Awards Presentation at 3 p.m. on July 23 at Doubleday Field. Admission is free.

Parade of Legends

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The Parade of Legends will take place on Saturday, July 23, beginning at 6 p.m., with Hall of Fame members riding through Cooperstown from the Otesaga Resort Hotel, down Main Street and concluding with a red carpet arrival on the Museum steps as Hall of Famers make their way to the Museum for a private reception.

PLAY Ball with Ozzie Smith

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Join a dream team that could only come together in Cooperstown, with Ozzie Smith and Hall of Famer guests Cal Ripken Jr. and Jim Thome and more to be announced hosting a morning experience in a fundraiser for the Hall of Fame’s educational programs. For the 19th year, PLAY Ball returns as Players, Legends And You with an interactive meet and greet starting at 8 a.m. on Friday, July 22, during Hall of Fame Weekend 2022.

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 a personalized photo and special mementos of the occasion. This event is open to fans of all ages. Registration for this Museum fundraiser is $750 for participants in the Hall of Fame’s Membership Program, $1,000 for non-Members. Space is limited. For questions or to sign up call 607-547-0385. Additional Hall of Famers will be announced soon.

Legends of the Game Roundtable

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The Hall of Fame’s newest members will participate in a Legends of the Game Roundtable event on the grounds of the Clark Sports Center. Tickets to this event will be available for purchase to Museum Members starting Wednesday, June 1, by calling 607-547-0397. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12.

Special Museum Hours

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The Museum maintains the following Hall of Fame Weekend hours: Friday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Monday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. For Hall of Fame Members, doors open at 7 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and at 8 a.m. on Monday. As always, Hall of Fame Members receive free admission. A special Members’ only entrance reduces the time required to wait in line. Interested parties may enroll in the membership program in advance, by calling 607-547-0397 or in person at the Museum during regular business hours.

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