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Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend

Join us for Induction Weekend 2017, July 28-31, in Cooperstown!

 

2017 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend

Members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America will vote on the 2017 Hall of Fame class in the coming months, and the inductees will be announced in January 2017. Next year's induction weekend will take place on July 28-31, 2017. We hope you join us to celebrate baseball in Cooperstown.

2017 Eligible Inductees

Players who received 5% or more votes in the 2016 election to the Baseball Hall of Fame, but less than the 75% needed to be inducted are eligible to be inducted for 2017. Players that were nominated in 2016 and are eligible again in 2017 are (includes percentage of 2016 vote):

  • Jeff Bagwell (71.6%)
  • Tim Raines (69.8%)
  • Trevor Hoffman (67.3%)
  • Curt Schilling (52.3%)
  • Roger Clemens (45.2%)
  • Barry Bonds (44.3%)
  • Edgar Martinez (43.4%)
  • Mike Mussina (43.0%)
  • Lee Smith (34.1%)
  • Fred McGriff (20.9%)
  • Jeff Kent (16.6%)
  • Larry Walker (15.5%)
  • Gary Sheffield (11.6%)
  • Billy Wagner (10.5%)
  • Sammy Sosa (7.0%)

Partial List of Newly Eligible in 2017:
To become eligible, players must have played 10 seasons of Major League Baseball and have been retired for five full seasons.

  • Pat Burrell
  • Orlando Cabrera
  • Mike Cameron
  • Vladimir Guerrero
  • Derrek Lee
  • Magglio Ordonez
  • Jorge Posada
  • Manny Ramirez
  • Edgar Renteria
  • Arthur Rhodes
  • Ivan Rodriguez
  • Jason Varitek
  • Javier Vazquez
  • Tim Wakefield

2016 Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees

Inducted as part of the Class of 2016 were two of baseball's greats: Ken Griffey, Jr., who played 22 seasons in the MLB and spent most of his career with the Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati Reds,  and Mike Piazza, who is best known for his seasons spent with the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers. 

Ken Griffey, Jr.

With 2,781 hits, 630 career home runs (6th on the all-time list), 1,836 RBIs, seven Silver Sluggers, 10 Gold Gloves, 13 All-Star Game appearances and the 1997 AL MVP – it's no surprise that 'The Kid,'  was practically unanimously voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Mike Piazza 

One of the greatest hitting catchers of all time, Piazza hit 427 career home runs and 1,335 RBIs, was a 12-time All-Star and a 10-time  Silver Slugger Award winner. Piazza's highest career slugging percentage and OPS for a catcher make him a natural fit for the Hall of Fame. 

Hall of Fame Weekend Events

Events are currently being set for Induction Weekend 2017. We'll share more information as it becomes available.

Where to Stay During Induction Weekend

Lodging availability can be extremely limited during Hall of Fame Weekend in Cooperstown. Check out the many Cooperstown hotels, or browse lodging a short drive away in communities like Oneonta or Richfield Springs. Start planning your 2017 Induction Weekend vacation!