2018-03-13 / Sports

Baseball Hall of Fame Classic Tickets Now Available

COOPERSTOWN — The Baseball Hall of Fame now has tickets on sale for the 10th annual “Hall of Fame Classic” game, which is planned for May 26. The tickets are available to the general public online or via phone. Visit, or call 877-726-9028.

Hall of Fame members Rollie Fingers, Ozzie Smith, Randy Johnson, Phil Niekro and Tim Raines will be joined by an additional member and recently retired players, representing all 30 major league teams, in a seven-inning “Legends” game at historic Doubleday Field.

The Hall of Fame Classic, presented by Ford Motor Company, will highlight a weekend of family entertainment programs designed to celebrate the timeless connection of baseball across generations. It is fueled by Major League Baseball. Before the game, which will start at 1:05, there will be a home run contest.

After the game will be “Kids Run the Bases,” when youngsters round third and head for the plate, which is a free event. On Friday from 4-7 p.m., the Cooperstown Classic Clinic will be a training event for youth ages seven to 12, where they can get hands-on tips from former major leaguers. This also is free, but pre-order is required by calling 607-547-0397.

Other activities on the weekend include the annual “Night at the Museum” program, which begins at 6 p.m. Hall of Famers and other players will greet fans throughout the museum for two hours. It is not an autograph session, but fans should bring their cameras to capture special memories.

All tickets purchased online of via phone will be shipped starting Friday, April 27, and tickets purchased online prior to May 18 will be sent by mail. Tickets purchased between May 19-23 must be picked up at the Doubleday Field Will Call tent beginning at 8 a.m. on the day of the game. Online tickets ends at 11:59 p.m. on May 23.

On Sunday, Hall of Fame members and others will also be active in a golf outing on the Leatherstocking golf course. There will be a limited number of spots open for those who wish to play. If interested, call 607- 547-0310.

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