2017 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend
Congratulations to the Class of 2017: Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, and Ivan Rodríguez will soon join their fellow baseball greats as members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame! Induction weekend will take place on July 28-31, 2017. We hope you join us to celebrate baseball in Cooperstown!
2017 Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees
This dynamo first basemen spent his entire career playing for the Houston Astros. A member of the "Killer B's" lineup, Bagwell was voted the National League Most Valuable Player in 1994, won 3 Silver Slugger Awards, 4 MLB All-Star designations, and a Rawlings Golden Glove.
Raines, also known as 'the Rock,' stole 808 bases (the most of anyone not in the Hall of Fame) during his career and is one of baseball's most celebrated leadoff hitters and baserunners. He spent 13 seasons with the Montreal Expos, was 1986 National League batting champion, and won seven All-Star designations and four stolen base championships.
Rodríguez appeared in more games as a catcher — 2427 over 21 seasons — than any player in big league history. A 14-time All-Star Game selection, Rodriguez played for the Rangers, Marlins, Tigers, Yankees, Astros and Nationals and won a record 13 Gold Glove Awards, was named the 2003 NLCS MVP, and led the Marlins to the World Series title.
2017 Induction Weekend Events
Join us for this summer to celebrate the best of baseball.
PLAY Ball with Ozzie Smith, 8 a.m. on Friday, July 28
Hall of Fame Awards Presentation, 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 29 at Doubleday Field
Parade of Legends, 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, down Cooperstown's Main Street
Induction Ceremony, 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 30 at the Clark Sports Center (one mile from Hall of Fame. Held rain or shine.)
Where to Stay During Induction Weekend
You have your pick of where to stay in Cooperstown.
Lodging availability can be extremely limited during Hall of Fame Weekend in Cooperstown, so be sure to browse lodging a short drive away in communities like Oneonta or Richfield Springs.