Baseball Hall of Fame Classic moved up to June 16

The Hall of Fame Classic is moving to a new date – the Saturday

before Father’s Day.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum says the timing is

a better fit for families. The first three Classics were held on

Father’s Day, and crowds at Doubleday Field have decreased somewhat

since the first drew a near sellout.

So far, six Hall of Famers are slated to take part in the

seven-inning legends game on June 16, which will also feature 20

other retired major league stars. Hall of Famers Phil Niekro and

Ozzie Smith will return as team captains.

Other activities planned for Classic weekend include a Hall of

Fame golf tournament fundraiser for the museum, a youth skills

clinic, and a special ”Voices of the Game” program.