Baseball Hall Of Fame Weekend 2013 Schedule Of Events
It's time to head to Cooperstown for than annual Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend.
Sadly, this is the third time since 1971 that there will be no current players inducted into The Hall, but there is still plenty to see and do. And, while no new players will be inducted, dozens of living Hall of Famers will make the trip to Cooperstown, as they do virtually every year.
Craid Muder with the Baseball Hall of Fame joins WIBX First News with Keeler in the Morning to talk about all the excitement of the 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend:
While no modern-era stars will be enshrined this weekend, here's what to go for (from Baseballhall.org):
The pioneering legacies of umpire Hank O’Day, Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert and 19th Century catcher/third baseman Deacon White will be honored as the three newest additions to the Hall of Fame family are inducted. Hall of Fame Weekend 2013 will also feature the presentation of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award to writer Paul Hagen, the posthumous honoring of former Blue Jays voice Tom Cheekwith the Ford C. Frick Award and a salute to the work of Legendary Entertainment CEO Thomas Tull, whose company produced the epic Jackie Robinson biopic “42”, and Dr. Frank Jobe, whose groundbreaking surgery on pitcher Tommy John has evolved into a game-changing medical procedure.
Forty Hall of Famers are expected to return for Hall of Fame Weekend to honor the Class of 2013 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held Sunday, July 28, at 1:30 p.m. EDT at the Clark Sports Center and will be shown live on MLB Network. Four honorees will be recognized during the Awards Presentation on Saturday, July 27 at 4:30 p.m. at Doubleday Field.
The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will also pay tribute to 12 individuals previously counted among the Hall’s roster of members who never had a formal induction. Honorees will include BBWAA electees Lou Gehrig (1939) and Rogers Hornsby (1942), along with the entire class of 1945 selected by the Committee on Old Timers: Roger Bresnahan, Dan Brouthers,Fred Clarke, Jimmy Collins, Ed Delahanty, Hugh Duffy, Hughie Jennings, King Kelly, Jim O’Rourkeand Wilbert Robinson.
Hall of Fame Weekend Events
Friday, July 26
PLAY Ball with Ozzie Smith & special Hall of Famer guests
8-11 a.m. - Plaque Gallery and On Field
Author’s Series event on “Inside the Baseball Hall of Fame”
1 p.m. - Bullpen Theater
Saturday, July 27
Abbott, Costello and Casey Too!
3:30 p.m. - Doubleday Field
The Hall of Fame Awards Presentation Stage will come alive at 3:30 p.m. with live performances by Gil “Bud” Palmer and Lou Sciara, noted for their portrayal of the classic comedy duo, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. Joining them will be the Hall of Fame’s Director of Research, Tim Wiles, portraying the Mighty Casey himself!
Hall of Fame Awards Presentation
4:30 p.m. - Doubleday Field
Hall of Fame Parade of Legends
6 p.m. - Main Street
Sunday, July 28
1:30 p.m. - Clark Sports Center