Roster set for Hall of Fame Classic
Twenty-eight former big leaguers to play on June 21
The roster for the Hall of Fame Classic June 21 in Cooperstown is now complete.
The star-studded roster for the Father's Day game at Doubleday Field includes 28 former Major League players, including Hall of Fame players Bob Feller, Ferguson Jenkins, Paul Molitor, Phil Niekro and Brooks Robinson.
The first pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET and will be preceded by the Cooperstown Game Day Parade at noon and a hitting contest featuring several former Major League players that starts at 1 p.m.
In addition to the five Hall of Fame players, the list of former players committed to appear at the game include, Fred Cambria, John Doherty, George Foster, Micah Franklin, Bobby Grich, Steve Grilli, Johnny Grubb, Jim Hannan, Jim Kaat, Jeff Kent, Steve Lyons, Joe Lahoud, Bill Lee, Kevin Maas, Mike Pagliarulo, Ron Robinson, Dennis Rasmussen, Steve Rogers, Rich Surhoff, Anthony Telford, Mike Timlin, Lee Smith and Jon Warden.
The inaugural Baseball Hall of Fame Classic is co-organized by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association. Ford Motor Company will be the Presenting Sponsor while additional support for the game is provided by Otsego County Tourism and Brand Affinity Technologies.
Tickets for the Baseball Hall of Fame Classic can be purchased by calling 1 (866) 849-7770 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. daily or online at www.baseballhall.org. Tickets are $12.50 for first and third base seats, and $11 for outfield seats. Purchases are subject to a $3.50 handling fee per ticket. A six-ticket maximum will apply.
On Saturday, June 20, the Classic weekend kicks off with an opportunity for a family catch at Doubleday Field. A limited number of participants can register from 12-2 p.m. Registration for the "Family Catch," exclusively for members by phone, is available by calling (607) 547-0397.
Also on Saturday afternoon, exclusively for members ages 12 and under, the Museum and the MLBPAA will present the Legends for Youth Skills Clinic at Doubleday Field, from 3-6 p.m.
Registration for the Youth Skills Clinic is available exclusively for members by phone by calling (607) 547-0397.
Additionally, the Museum will welcome Harold Theurer Jr., author of "Hey Dad! Let's Have a Catch" at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday for a Museum program. The next day at 10 a.m., the Museum will feature Steve Wulf of ESPN The Magazine and Pat O'Donnell, whose story of leaving behind an image of his dad in the Museum became the basis for a Sports Illustrated piece in 1994 on fathers and sons.
Both of these events are on a first-come, first-served basis and are included with Museum admission.
Jesse Sanchez is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.