National Baseball HOF will hold outdoor, in-person induction ceremony in September

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will hold this year’s induction ceremony in September, outdoors in front of a limited crowd.

Posted: Jun 9, 2021 11:22 AM
Updated: Jun 10, 2021 9:13 AM

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will hold this year’s induction ceremony in September, outdoors in front of a limited crowd.

The Class of 2020 members will be honored at the ceremony, including Derek Jeter, Marvin Miller, Ted Simmons and Larry Walker.

The ceremony will be held Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 1:30 p.m. in front of limited crowds at the Clark Sports Center grounds. Typically, the ceremony is held during the month of July. However, it was canceled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“On behalf of our Board of Directors and our staff, we are thrilled to be able to welcome our Hall of Famers – the living legends – and fans back to Cooperstown to celebrate the Induction of the Class of 2020,” said Jane Forbes Clark, chairman of the HOF. “Returning the Induction Ceremony to an outdoor event will provide the baseball community with the opportunity to visit Cooperstown and celebrate the Induction of four of the game’s Greats.”

The event will also be broadcast live on the MLB network.

Lawn seating will be free, but unlike past years, tickets will be required. Tickets will go on sale at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 12 online here.

Clark says The Hall of Fame’s Annual awards presentation will remain an indoor, television-only event, on Saturday, July 24.

The Awards Presentation will honor 2021 Ford C. Frick Award winner for broadcasting excellence, Al Michaels, and the 2020 Frick Award winner, Ken Harrelson; the 2021 Baseball Writers’ Association of America Career Excellence Award winner, Dick Kaegel, and the 2020 BBWAA Career Excellence Award winner, Nick Cafardo; and the 2020 Buck O’Neil Lifetime Achievement Award winner, David Montgomery.

The award winners will be invited back to Cooperstown to be recognized at the Induction Ceremony.

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