Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend
The National Baseball Hall of Fame brings baseball fans and the game's most prestigious names together each summer for the Hall of Fame Induction Weekend in Cooperstown. Plan for the weekend's festivities here, from the ceremony to inductees to where to stay.
Hall of Fame Weekend 2018 will be held July 27-30 in Cooperstown, with the annual Induction Ceremony to be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 29 at the Clark Sports Center. The ceremony is free of charge, but we recommend that you arrive as early as possible to claim a spot on the lawn with a blanket or a chair. Shuttles will be accessible for those parking in the Babe Ruth Parking Lot on Route 33.
Join us in Cooperstown to meet the legends of baseball and celebrate your love of America's pastime. Over four dozen Baseball Hall of Famers and 1000's of visitors return to Cooperstown every year to honor the newest inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The weekend is packed with festivities including an induction ceremony, award presentation, the parade of legends, roundtable discussions, and even the opportunity to meet and play ball with some of baseballs greats. Come to Cooperstown, where dreams can come true!
Players nominated by the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) may only stay on the ballot for 10 years.
This year's class of nominees include former MVPs, Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year winners, Gold Glove Award winners, one 600 Home Run Club member, and Cy Young Award winners. The 19 former players nominated represent decades of incredible games and countless hours of hard work.
2018 Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees
- Chipper Jones: Jones is an eight-time All-Star, NL MVP in 1999 and played all 19 seasons with the Braves. He hit a staggering .287 in 21 postseason series and finished his career with a .301 batting average.
- Vladimir Guerrero: Guerrero is an eight-time Silver Slugger Award Winner known for his powerful throwing arm in right field. He hit .318 during his 16-year career with the Expos, angels, Rangers and Orioles for a total of 449 home runs, 2590 hits, 1496 RBI. Guerro was named the 2004 American League Most Valuable Player.
- Jim Thome: Thome is a five-time All-Star who hit 612 home runs over 22 seasons with Indians, Phillies, White Sox, Dodgers, Twins and Orioles. In 1996, he won Silver Slugger Award at third base. He finished his career with 1,583 runs scored, 1,699 RBI and 1,747 walks.
- Trevor Hoffman: This seven-time All Star was the first pitcher to reach the 600-save plateau over the course of his eighteen-year career. Hoffman has the best hits-per-innings-pitched ratio among any qualifying relief pitcher.
- Jack Morris: Morris is a five-time All-Star led all pitchers in the 1980s with 2,444.2 innings pitched and 162 wins and all American League pitchers in strikeouts with 1,629. He pitched 18 seasons for the Tigers, Twins, Blue Jays and Indians, earning 14 Opening Day starts and four World Series rings.
- Alan Trammell: This six-time All-Star has four Gold Glove Awards and three Silver Slugger Awards at shortstop, where his 2,139 games rank 11th on the all-time list, with a .977 fielding percentage ranking sixth among shortstops with at least 2,000 games played. In 1987, Trammell – batting for the Tigers out of the cleanup spot – hit .343 with 28 home runs and 105 RBI, the first season by a shortstop in history with at least a .340 batting average, 25 homers and 100 RBI.
Lodging in the Village of Cooperstown can be extremely limited during Hall of Fame Weekend, so be sure to browse accommodations a short drive away in communities like Oneonta or Richfield Springs.