National Baseball Hall of Fame announces it’s opening Friday

National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, NY. January 20, 2020 (© Kate Collins / Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin via Imagn Content Services, LLC)

Baseball is back. In about a month, a shortened MLB season will kick off with Opening Day.

The regular year will take us through the end of September after a drawn-out battle between the league and players resulted in an agreement earlier this week.

The site that honors some of baseball’s best is now set to open, too.

National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown to reopen Friday

One of the most-iconic venues in the sports world has been shuttered since March due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

But now that New York has flattened the curve after being the worldwide epicenter of the virus, things are slowly returning to normal in the state.

That’s now going to include fans taking to Cooperstown this summer. It’s an annual tradition.

Baseball Hall of Fame 2020 class to be inducted next July

The likes of Derek Jeter and Larry Walker were slated to be inducted into the Hall next month.

However, the ongoing pandemic forced baseball to push said induction back to July of 2021. It’s now going to celebrate two classes at once.

The 2020 MLB season will start some time in late July

The start of the season has been pushed back since the end of March due to both the pandemic and a financial disagreement between the league and players.

The season is slated to start on July 23 or 24 and consist of 60-game schedules with teams playing in their home venues without fans in attendance. The regular season will come to a conclusion on September 27 with the playoffs starting two days later.