Baseball’s Hall of Fame to honor ‘The Simpsons’ on May 27

Seattle Mariners Ken Griffey Jr. (24) in action during a game from his1997 season. Ken Griffey Jr. played for 22 years with 3 different teams, was a 13-time All-Star, 1997 American League MVP winner.(AP Photo/David Durochik)

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Baseball's Hall of Fame will honor “The Simpsons” on May 27 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the show's “Homer at the Bat” episode.

First televised on Feb. 20, 1992, “Homer at the Bat” featured future Hall of Famers Wade BoggsKen Griffey Jr. and Ozzie Smith among the ringers on Homer Simpson's Springfield Nuclear Power Plantsoftball team. Voices of actual players were used in the episode, which also included Jose CansecoRoger ClemensDon MattinglySteve SaxMike Scioscia and Darryl Strawberry.

Boggs and Smith are scheduled to appear at a round-table discussion at the Hall on May 27 that also includes episode executive producers Al Jean and Mike Reiss, director Jim Reardon, executive story editor Jeff Martin and casting director Bonnie Pietila.

The Hall's legends game is slated for that afternoon at Doubleday Field.

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