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Babe’s HOF Plaque Commutes to NYC

The Bambino’s Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque will be at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, May 13 and at  “Metro-North’s Getaway Day Staycation Showcase featuring I Love NY’s Path Through History” at Grand Central Terminal on Wednesday, May 14.

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George Herman Ruth was bigger than the game, and remains to this day the very essence of baseball. The visit will mark the first time Babe Ruth’s Hall of Fame Plaque has traveled outside of Cooperstown. An original electee to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936, Ruth made his major league debut 100 years ago this season, on July 11, 1914. In honor of his 100th anniversary in the major leagues, the Museum is opening a new gallery in his honor, “Babe Ruth: His Life and Legend,” on Friday, June 13, one day after the Museum celebrates its 75th anniversary.

On Tuesday, May 13, the Ruth plaque will be a part of an on-field pre-game ceremony hosted by the New York Yankees in recognition of the Ruth exhibit opening in Cooperstown. The Ruth plaque will then be on display for fans to see in the Yankees Museum presented by Bank of America at Yankee Stadium, from approximately 7:30 p.m. through the end of the 8th inning in the Yankees game versus the New York Mets.

On Wednesday, May 14, the plaque will be featured in Metro-North’s “Getaway Day Staycation Showcase Featuring Path Through History” in Vanderbilt Hall at New York City’s Grand Central Terminal, from 11:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. The plaque will be a part of the Museum’s presence to promote New York State’s “Path Through History” Weekend to Cooperstown and the central Leatherstocking Region June 12-14. The Path Through History, launched by Governor Andrew Cuomo, highlights historically and culturally significant sites and events throughout New York State, and the special Path Through History weekends are designed to make it easy to experience the Empire State’s rich heritage and diverse attractions.

The Ruth plaque will remain on display at the Museum in Cooperstown through Sunday, May 11 and will be back on display in the Hall of Fame Gallery on Thursday, May 15. For more information, please visit www.baseballhall.org/hof/ruth-babe.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is open seven days a week year round, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The Museum observes regular hours of 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. from Labor Day until Memorial Day Weekend. From Memorial Day through the day before Labor Day, the Museum is open from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. seven days a week.

Ticket prices are $19.50 for adults (13 and over), $12 for seniors (65 and over) and for those holding current memberships in the VFW, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion and AMVets organizations, and $7 for juniors (ages 7-12). Members are always admitted free of charge and there is no charge for children 6 years of age or younger.  For more information, visit our Web site at baseballhall.org or call 888-HALL-OF-FAME (888-425-5633) or 607-547-7200.

 

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