SATURDAY, HALL ADMISSION FREE
COOPERSTOWN – The Baseball Hall of Fame’s new president, Tim Mead, plans a Q&A with visitors at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday) during Community Day, where local fans will be admitted for free, (a $23 value for adults with drivers’ license or other ID).
Mead , who succeeded Jeff Idelson at the end of the 2019 Induction, spent a career at the Los Angeles Angels, the last decade at vice president/communications. Following the Q&A in the Grandstand Theater, a film, “Generations of the Game,” will be screened.
Residents of Otsego County will be provided with complimentary admission to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum on Saturday, Oct. 5, as Cooperstown recalls a memorable 2019 and looks forward to more history in 2020.
The Hall will be open 9 a.m-5 p.m. The two other Cooperstown museums, The Farmers’ and The Fenimore, are also offering free admission, and will be open 10 a.m-5 p.m.
Current special editions include: Shoebox Treasures, the story of baseball cards, as well as the recently renovated Grandstand Theater. The plaques from the Class of 2019 will be on exhibit along with artifacts from the careers of Harold Baines, Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez, Mike Mussina, Mariano Rivera and Lee Smith.
Other activities include:
11:30 a.m. – Plaques of the Gallery Tour: Aimed at visitors of all ages, this program educates visitors about the history of the Hall of Fame Gallery, the process by which each plaque is made and installed and the history of our Induction in this 35-minute guided tour. Begins at Buck O’Neil Award on Museum’s first floor
1:30 p.m. – Open Hour in the Learning Center: This interactive room allows families to explore baseball history through hands-on items from the Hall’s education collection. Learn how equipment and styles of uniforms have changed over time. Learning Center, first floor
3 p.m. – So You Think You Know Baseball? Test your knowledge of baseball history in this interactive game show for fans of all ages! Make your way through all nine innings, and you could win a free commemorative Hall of Fame gift. Put your wits to the test and see if you’ve got what it takes to walk away a winner! Bullpen Theater, first floor