National Baseball Hall of Fame Celebrates 75th Anniversary Weekend

Published July 26, 2014 by Amir G

National Baseball Hall of Fame Celebrates 75th Anniversary Weekend

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum marks its 75th anniversary in this Hall of Fame weekend.

Today is a very festive day as all eyes of the baseball world focus on the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York. This is one of the most highly anticipated events on the yearly baseball calendar with Cooperstown thought of as a baseball Mecca. Many baseball fans flock to the village which lies within Otsego County for a glorious celebration of America's National Pastime.  

75th Anniversary

This weekend marks the 75th anniversary of the museum, and it also happens that this is the centennial of Babe Ruth's major league debut, a Hall of Fame inductee himself. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was established in 1939 by a local hotel owner, Stephen Carlton Clark, who sought to bring tourists to the place which was struck by the Great Depression.

Players are inducted into the hall of fame on a yearly basis after a tedious selection process. Current rules require from inductees to have at least 10 years of major league experience to be eligible for induction and to be retired at least five years if living (or deceased for at least 6 months). This guarantees that only the true elite are inducted to the Hall of Fame.

56 Hall of Famers in Attendance

One of the highlights of the Hall of Fame weekend is the attendance of inductees in the celebrations: 56 Hall of Famers are expected to take part in this special weekend. The class of 2014 inductees features Joe Torre, Greg Maddux, Tony La Russa, Tom Glavine, Bobby Cox and Frank Thomas.

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