For five glorious days in October, baseball fans from around the country will share the field with some of the greatest sluggers the sport has ever known. From October 5 through October 9, you can play baseball each day on historic Doubleday Field, walking the same ground as the greats of baseball history at the first annual Hall of Fame Fantasy Camp sponsored by the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame Fantasy Camp gives baseball enthusiasts a chance to experience the atmosphere of a real major league-style locker room as they practice and play the game using professional bats and equipment provided by the Louisville Slugger company. You can share laughs and stories with some of the greatest players in baseball history, while making friendships with other lovers of the game. The camp managers will be:
- George Brett, three-time batting champion with 3,154 hits, inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1999
- Lou Brock, Hall of Famer inducted in 1985 with 938 stolen bases and 3,023 career hits
- Phil Niekro, inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1997 with 318 career victories and 3,342 strikeouts
- Duke Snider, Hall of Famer inducted in 1980 with 407 career homers and 11 World Series homeruns
Other Hall of Famers who will be on hand as camp coaches to offer professional tips include Mary Wills, Joe Niekro, Jamie Quirk, Carl Erskine, Dave Bergman, and Jon Warden. You can watch the season’s playoff games at night with Hall of Famers, get their autographs, and have your picture taken with them, so you can bring your camp experience home with you. Play golf with the Hall of Famers on the lush Leatherstocking Championship Course of the Otesaga Hotel, where you’ll be pampered in luxury for four nights. A private behind-the scenes tour of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will be conducted exclusively for camp attendees. The camp week will conclude with a private, candlelight dinner in the Hall of Fame Gallery where fantasy camp accomplishments will be recognized and honored. » Read more: Baseball’s First Annual Hall of Fame Fantasy Camp