Induction ceremonies


• Who: Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gwynn are inducted. In addition, Rick Hummel will receive the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for baseball writing and Denny Matthews will get the Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasting.

• When: Next Sunday, 1:30 p.m.

• Where: Cooperstown, N.Y., on the grounds of the Clark Sports Center at 124 Susquehanna Ave., a mile south of the Hall of Fame.

• Cost: Seating free and unlimited. A blanket or lawn chair is recommended.

• TV: 1:30-4:30 p.m. next Sunday, ESPN Classic (taped coverage, 8-9 p.m. Monday, ESPN2)


• Tuesday: Hall of Fame sendoff, Camden Yards, before Orioles' 7:05 p.m. game. Brooks Robinson, Eddie Murray, Earl Weaver and Robin Roberts will attend, and Ripken will address the crowd. The Orioles are giving away 25,000 Ripken bobblehead dolls.

• Friday, 8:30 a.m.: Play Ball with Ozzie Smith and Special Guests. At Doubleday Field. $750 for museum members; $1,000 for nonmembers.

• Friday, 1:30 p.m.: Legends for Youth Skills Clinic. At Doubleday Field. Free. Registration required.

• Saturday, 9 a.m.: Book signing with ESPN analyst and former Sun reporter Tim Kurkjian. At Hall of Fame. Free.

• Saturday, 2 p.m.: Aberdeen IronBirds vs. Oneonta Tigers. At Doubleday Field. Free.

• Saturday, 7:30 p.m.: Red carpet arrivals of Hall of Famers. At Hall of Fame. Free.

• July 30, 10:30 a.m.: Legends of the Game: Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gwynn. At Clark Sports Center. For museum members only. $10 for adult members; children 12 and under, $5.

• Museum hours: Friday, 9 a.m.-10p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.- 10 p.m.; July 30, 8 a.m.- 9 p.m. Admission is $14.50 for adults, $9.50 for senior citizens and members of veterans organizations, $9.50 for children 7-12 and free for active and retired career military.

Note: For paid events, call 888-HALL-OF-FAME or 607-547-0397. For more information, go to or