This Year at Induction Day Weekend

Every year, Cooperstown comes alive during Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Day weekend, attracting baseball lovers from across the country. At the heart of this vibrant celebration stands our iconic inn that has welcomed countless baseball legends and their fans over the years. 

Book The Inn at Cooperstown for Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Day. 

Our quaint inn offers spotless, comfortable lodging just one and a half blocks from the National Baseball Hall of Fame, shopping, and fine dining. We’re centrally located to many attractions including Glimmerglass Opera, Fenimore Art Museum, The Farmers’ Museum, Brewery Ommegang, the Leatherstocking Golf Course, and Otsego Lake. 


Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Day 

Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Day is a momentous occasion that celebrates the greatest players, managers, umpires, and executives in the history of the sport. Observed annually, this day is a culmination of years of hard work, dedication, and exceptional talent. 


Induction Day Weekend 2023 Schedule of Events  

  • Friday, July 21: PLAY Ball with Ozzie Smith & special guests (Hall of Famers TBA) 8-11 a.m.  
  • Saturday, July 22: Hall of Fame Awards Presentation, Alice Busch Opera Theater (Private Event) 3 p.m.  
  • Saturday, July 22: Hall of Fame Parade of Legends, Main Street 6 p.m.  
  • Sunday, July 23: Induction Ceremony, Grounds of Clark Sports Center 1:30 p.m.  
  • Monday, July 24: Legends of the Game Roundtable: Doubleday Field 10:30 a.m. (Featuring Fred McGriff and Scott Rolen) 


About the Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 

Induction ceremonies take place at the Clark Sports Center, where thousands of baseball fans gather to celebrate the Hall’s newest members. The atmosphere is electric as fans from all walks of life, representing different teams and eras, come together to honor the game they love. 

As the ceremony begins, inductees take their place on the stage, surrounded by their families, friends, and fellow Hall of Famers. One by one, each inductee is introduced, and his accomplishments are recounted. The ceremony is a celebration of each player’s contributions to the game, his impact on the sport’s history, and the legacy he leaves behind. Emotions run high as inductees deliver heartfelt speeches, expressing gratitude to their families, teammates, coaches, and fans who supported them throughout their careers. 

Often, players’ speeches are filled with anecdotes, memories, and reflections on the journey that led them to this moment. They share stories of triumphs and challenges, of the camaraderie and bonds forged on the field, and the impact that baseball has had on their lives.  


Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Day: A Weekend-long Celebration  

Beyond the induction ceremony, Induction Day is a weekend-long celebration of baseball. Visitors and attendees enjoy a number of festivities, including parades, autograph sessions, and special events. Fans have the opportunity to explore the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, immersing themselves in the rich history and heritage of the sport. 


Induction Day is a time for fans to come together, celebrate, and honor the legends who left an indelible mark on baseball. It is a reminder of the enduring legacy of baseball and the profound impact it has on the lives of millions of fans around the world. We hope you’ll join us.