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July 4, 2013

Induction 2013 to feature 41 returning Hall of Famers


• As part of the celebration of the museum’s 75th anniversary in 2014, the Hall of Fame and the United States Mint will unveil the reverse (tails side) design of the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins at 11 a.m. in the  Grandstand Theater. The design contest finalists for the obverse (heads side) will also be showcased at the event. The winners of the design competition will be announced in mid-September, with the coins available to the public in 2014. The National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act (Public Law 112-152) calls for a three-coin program of $5 gold, $1 silver and half-dollar clad coins and requires a competition to select a common obverse design emblematic of the game of baseball.

Saturday, July 27:

• The Hall of Fame Awards Presentation will take place at 4:30 p.m. at Doubleday Field. Longtime Philadelphia baseball scribe and current writer Paul Hagen will receive the Baseball Writers’ Association of America’s J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing, and legendary Blue Jays broadcaster Tom Cheek will be posthumously honored with the Hall of Fame’s Ford C. Frick Award for major contributions to baseball broadcasting.

• The fourth annual Hall of Fame Parade of Legends will begin at 6 p.m. along Main Street. Hall of Fame members will participate in the parade, which will originate on Chestnut Street and conclude at the front steps of the museum on Main Street. 

Sunday, July 28:

• The annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Clark Sports Center, located one mile south of the Hall of Fame. 

• The Class of 2013 will have their Hall of Fame Plaques installed in the museum’s Plaque Gallery at approximately 7 p.m. (Hall of Famers will not be present).

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