Baseball Hall Of Fame Legends Game Date Moved Up
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown has announced a change of dates for its popular “Hall of Fame” classic game. The game, part of the annual “Hall of Fame Classic Weekend”, will be held June 16 the day before Father’s Day. The game had previously been held on Father’s Day itself but, according to Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson, the change was made to be more accommodating to fans.
“We listened to fans about their ability to attend the game on Father’s Day, and we believe that a switch to Saturday enables a larger potential pool of families to experience this wonderful Cooperstown tradition,” said Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson. “We have experienced great success with the Hall of Fame Classic and Classic Weekend in its first three years, with the support of visitors, the game’s players, Ford Motor Company, the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association and the entire Cooperstown community. We look forward to welcoming fans back and greeting new ones as well.”
The game features a number of Hall of Fame players who are joined by other retired major leaguers for an exhibition game. This years captains are Hall members Phil Niekro and Ozzie Smith. Tickets will go on sale April 14.