First and foremost, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is a place to honor the game. When it opened on June 12, 1939, in Cooperstown, N.Y., the Hall of Fame officially became the home of baseball by serving as its cornerstone and housing the stories honoring the greats of baseball’s past.
The Museum tells visitors the story of baseball through its three-story timeline, with the majestic Plaque Gallery serving as a centerpiece.
The Hall of Fame Gallery serves as the centerpiece of the historic National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and the ideal place where excellence is honored. Only one percent of those to have played baseball in the major leagues have earned a spot in the Hall of Fame.
Bronze plaques of all the Hall of Fame members line the oak walls creating a sanctuary for the game’s legends to be remembered.
On the ramp down Inductee Row, leading into the Hall of Fame Gallery, Museum visitors can see artifacts representing the illustrious careers of all the inductees, as well as portraits of some of the most recent Hall of Famers at their Induction Ceremonies.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum collections feature more than 38,000 three-dimensional items, three million books and documents and 500,000 photographs.
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