The Hall of Fame!
Baseball is a sport of numbers, of records, of stories, of heart, and of memorabilia to go with all of that. There are heroes and demons and legends and everything in between.
Babe Ruth's uniform, it's also the same one in the iconic photo
Women can play baseball!!
I think one of my favorite parts of the museum was the room of lockers. Each team had a locker, set up like a locker room, and it was really neat to see a bunch of items from each team in one place. During induction weekend, when I was there, it was SUPER packed of course but I still managed to see everything I think.
Me & the Braves locker
More Braves... because you know, avid Braves fan
Hank Aaron's jersey
Because it was Induction weekend, of course all of Cooperstown was slammed. Especially since it was the crazy class of 2014 - Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa, and Joe Torre. Seriously. That class was insane!!
Since everything was so packed, I took the opportunity to camp in a nearby state park. It was ~30 minutes to Cooperstown from there but it's a pretty area so it was fine. Lovely camping weather, beautiful park, and just a great weekend in Cooperstown all around. I suggest if you stay outside of Cooperstown, to just take the trolley that runs through town to get around. It's super easy. And it's also a small town so you could walk if you need to.
During Induction Weekend, everything is really well laid out and there's all kinds of fun events. Everything is packed but it's a lot of fun! The ceremony itself is outside in a big field, and free, so it's accessible to anyone. If you care about your seating spot, get there early, otherwise just show up! They had big screens on the sides so if you couldn't quite see the whole stage you could still see what was going on.