National Baseball Hall of Fame Summer 2014 Events
• 75th Anniversary Birthday and Member Celebration – June 12-14: The Museum will celebrate its natural 75th birthday on Thursday, June 12, reflecting on the historic events of that day in 1939 as the Hall of Fame was formally commemorated. Hall of Famers Joe Morgan and Cal Ripken will be honored at the event, and programs will fill the day on Thursday, June 12.
• Babe Ruth Gallery opens – June 13: The Museum officially unveils its new exhibit dedicated to the Sultan of Swat – Babe Ruth: His Life and Legend.
• Hall of Fame Weekend – July 25-28: The Hall of Fame Class of 2014 will be inducted at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 27 at the Clark Sports Center, featuring electees Bobby Cox, Tom Glavine, Tony La Russa, Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas and Joe Torre. At 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, the Hall of Fame Awards Presentation will be held at Doubleday Field and feature J.G. Taylor Spink Award winner Roger Angell, Buck O’Neil Lifetime Achievement Award winner Joe Garagiola and Ford C. Frick Award winner Eric Nadel.
• A Concert in Celebration of the Hall of Fame’s 75th Anniversary – Aug. 2: The 75th Anniversary Celebration Concert being staged by LGH19 Productions to benefit the Baseball Hall of Fame will feature music icons such as Paul Simon, celebrities from the world of film and television and baseball heroes, coming together at the Clark Sports Center – the site of the annual Induction Ceremony – for a two-hour salute to the Museum’s role in American culture. Complemented by a year-long silent auction at www.charitybuzz.com, the Concert will also feature a wide range of acts including Yolanda Adams, Juan Luis Guerra, the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and former big leaguer turned singer/songwriter Bernie Williams. Vin Scully, the beloved voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers, will record the introduction.
Two commemorative keepsakes will provide fans the ability to support the Museum’s 75th anniversary beyond Cooperstown starting in 2014. The Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin, authorized by Congress and the President through public law Public Law 112-152, is being produced by the U.S. Mint in 2014, and a surcharge included in the price of each coin will benefit the Museum’s educational outreach. Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins can be ordered at www.usmint.gov.
Also in 2014, the Hall of Fame will produce, in conjunction with Little Brown publishing, “The Hall: A Celebration of Baseball’s Greats,” the official book of the 75th anniversary of the Museum, featuring 10 original essays from Hall of Fame legends, as well as additional content on Hall of Fame members. Order your copy here: