Brad Horn, vice president of communications and education at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, says a visit to the Baseball Hall of Fame is “an immersion in the relationship between baseball and American culture.”
“Our goal for every visitor is for them to leave with a stronger appreciation and education of the ways in which baseball has helped shape, craft and guide American history for nearly two centuries,” Brad says. “It’s compelling stories, it’s an emotional connection, and it’s a lesson in history set through the lens of baseball.”
Brad says that he sees the power of these emotional connections to the sport and people’s fond memories of the game at the museum on a regular basis.
“Across generations or in individual cases, we’ll often see visitors take pause at certain areas of the museum,” Brad says. “Occasionally, a visitor will become emotional and tear up at an exhibit or a photo.”
As the annual Baseball Hall of Fame Induction ceremony rolls around again, Sports Travel and Tours is excited to offer the Induction Plus trip from Wednesday, July 22 to Tuesday, July 28 to help you get the most out of the big weekend. In addition to taking travelers to all of the Hall of Fame-related activities on Saturday and Sunday, the trip will feature three games at three different ballparks.
While you’re taking in induction festivities, also check out the Baseball Hall of Fame’s wide variety of permanent exhibits, such as: a timeline of the sport’s history; an exhibit concerning the role women have played in the sport, called “Diamond Dreams”; an exhibit celebrating Latino players, called “Viva Baseball”; a presentation on ballparks, both past and present, called “Sacred Ground”; and a records room called “One for the Books,” which celebrates great milestones in the sport.