Celebrate the Hall of Fame's 75th Anniversary in 2014
As the hallowed home of America's pastime, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is a fixture in the village of Cooperstown. Celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2014, this independent, non-profit educational institution fosters a deeper appreciation of baseball and its place in history through interactive exhibits and special events, including the annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend and Hall of Fame Classic. This year, don't miss the special Hall of Fame 75th Anniversary Concert on August 2 at the Clark Sports Center, featuring musical performances by Paul Simon, Juan Luis Guerra, Bernie Williams and house band, the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra.
Discover the Hall of Fame's Exhibits
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's crowning jewel is the Plaque Gallery, where visitors will discover all 306 Hall of Fame members' bronze plaques honoring their achievements. But with more than 38,000 artifacts honoring the game's epic past spread out over several exhibits on three floors, there's plenty to explore at the hall, including:
- The 20th Century Baseball Time Line to discover more about women in baseball and the African-American league
- A digitally-enhanced multimedia presentation in the museum's Granstand Theater
- The Taking the Field exhibit, where visitors can learn more about the game's formative years
- A host of sports activities at the Sandlot Kids' Clubhouse
- More than 135,000 baseball cards in the museum's third-floor collection
Today, the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown honors the players, managers, and journalists who have dramatically impacted the sport – both through their outstanding careers on the field, and by bringing the game to life through newspaper stories, radio broadcasts and televised games. Dive into baseball's past and discover the struggles and defeats that made champions and crowned World Series winners.
Baseball's History is Everywhere in Cooperstown
Thinking of visiting Cooperstown for a baseball-themed trip? Many Cooperstown hotels are just a short drive or mere steps away from the Hall of Fame, a must-see Cooperstown attraction – but baseball really can be found everywhere in America's hometown. From exploring Doubleday Field, where some say baseball was invented, to visiting downtown's quaint shops, get your baseball fix in Cooperstown.