Hall of Fame Classic on tap for weekend

Hall of Famers, MLB stars head to Cooperstown for ‘Classic’ this weekend

Hall of Famer Alan Trammel greets Trevor Hoffman with a high-five at the 2019 ‘Hall of Fame Classic’ at Doubleday Field. Tickets are still available for this weekend’s event, featuring Hall-of-Famers and MLB greats. (Photo courtesy of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum; photographer: Milo V. Stewart, Jr.)

Hall of Famers Wade Boggs, Fergie Jenkins, Tim Raines, Ted Simmons, Lee Smith, Ozzie Smith, and Alan Trammel travel to Cooperstown this weekend to coach the teams in the 2022 Hall of Fame Classic, scheduled for Saturday, May 28 at historic Doubleday Field.

There’s a pre-game home run contest beginning at noon, with the first pitch of the ‘Classic’ at 1:05 p.m. Tickets are still available at $15 for grandstand seats, $12.50 for first baseline, and $11 for outfield seats. Seating along the third baseline will not be available as renovations continue.

The Classic highlights a weekend of family entertainment programs designed to celebrate ‘the timeless connection of baseball across generations.’

This year, the Hall of Famers will coach an impressive roster of the game’s greats; at press time, the line-up included Bobby Abreu, Willie Aikens, Alex Arias, Alex Avila, Carlos Baerga, Gergor Blanco, Pat Borders, Michael Bourn, Steve Buechele, Bruce Chen, Jose Contreras, Keith Foulke, David Freese, Carlos Gonzalez, Craig Grebeck, Garrett Jones, Terrence Long, Justin Maxwell, Corky Miller, Carlos Pena, Glen Perkins, Ryan Rowland-Smith, Steve Sax, Tim Stauffer, Nick Swisher, Steve Swisher, Matt Wieters, Chris Young, and Todd Zeile.

The Hall of Fame’s Night at the Ballpark program from 6-8 p.m. is sold out. Legends and former players will greet fans throughout Doubleday Field, and ‘Classic’ participants will canvass the ballpark during the two-hour event. Night at the Ballpark is not an autograph session, but fans can have their cameras at the ready.

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