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The 2016 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at The Clark Sports Center. Be sure to keep on eye on the Hall of Fame's Induction Weekend page for more 2016 events and announcements, including interactive sessions with Hall of Famers on Friday, July 22 and Monday, July 25.
For information about future balloting, The Hall of Fame has a special article outlining the upcoming eligibility of retired players.
Here's what you need to know to attend the Induction Ceremony:
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The 2016 class included Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz. The Induction Ceremony itself had an estimated crowd 45,000 people watching the annual ceremony in Cooperstown, N.Y - the 4th largest in history.
The big day finally arrived for a memorable 2014 Hall of Fame class -- 300-game winners Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, slugger Frank Thomas and managers Joe Torre, Bobby Cox and Tony La Russa. The Big Six were inducted during the annual ceremony in Cooperstown, N.Y., before an estimated crowd of 48,000, the third most in history.
Thirty-two Hall of Famers paid tribute to the Class of 2013 on July 28 in Cooperstown. The Class of 2013 featured three pioneers from baseball’s earliest days: Umpire Hank O’Day, who called the first World Series in 1903 and was the ruling arbiter in the 1908 game between the Giants and Cubs where Fred Merkle’s base running mistake cost the Giants a walk-off win; former Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert, who purchased the contract of Babe Ruth from the Red Sox and built Yankee Stadium; and Deacon White, a brilliant bare-handed catcher from the 19th century.
The 2012 Induction Ceremony was held on Sunday, July 22, 2012. The inductees included shortstop Barry Larkin and third baseman Ron Santo. Larkin received 495 votes, reflecting a 24.3-percent gain from the 2011 ballot. Larkin's jump is the largest for any Hall of Fame election in which at least 400 ballots were cast. Larkin, a 12-time All-Star and nine-time Silver Slugger Award winner, ranks among the game’s greatest shortstops. For more information about 2012 year's inductees and BBWAA voting, read the Hall Of Fame press release of the June 7, 2012 announcement. On Saturday, July 21, 2012, Tim McCarver was presented with the 2012 Ford C. Frick Award and Bob Elliott was honored as the winner of the 2012 J.G. Taylor Spink Award.
The Baseball Hall of Fame as published recaps from the 2012 Induction Ceremony on its website, including transcripts of Vicki Santo's speech and Barry Larkin's speech. Also, be sure to check out a photo gallery from the Voices of the Game event held Monday, July 25. For more information, visit the Baseball Hall of Fame website.
The 2011 Induction Ceremony was held on Sunday, July 24, 2011. The inductees included second baseman Roberto Alomar and pitcher Bert Blyleven. Alomar received 523 votes (90.0%) and Blyleven received 463 votes (79.7%) in results announced in January 2011. General manager Pat Gillick was also elected to the Class of 2011 by the Expansion Era Committee in December 2010. For more information about 2011 year's inductees and BBWAA voting, read the Hall Of Fame press release of the January 5, 2011 announcement. On Saturday, July 23, 2011, Dave Van Horne was presented with the 2011 Ford C. Frick Award; Bill Conlin was honored as the winner of the 2011 J.G. Taylor Spink Award; and Roland Hemond was awarded with the 2011 Buck O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Baseball Hall of Fame as published recaps from the 2011 Induction Ceremony on its website, including transcripts of Pat Gillick's speech, Roberto Alomar's speech, Bert Blylevin's speech, a photo gallery, a press release, and an in-depth article. Also, be sure to check out a photo gallery from the Voices of the Game event held Monday, July 25. For more information, visit the Baseball Hall of Fame website.
For more information about past Induction Ceremonies, visit the Baseball Hall of Fame website that provides complete coverage of all Ceremonies dating back to 1939.