Whether you're a player or a spectator, a Little Leaguer or an old-timer, a casual enthusiast or a stats-spouting zealot, a Red Sox fan or a Yankees fan, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in the picturesque Victorian village of Cooperstown, New York, will deepen your passion for America's game. Even non-fans will be fascinated by the Hall of Fame's wide range of exhibits commemorating everything from women in baseball to ballpark anthems. And if you've already been to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, consider another trip to Cooperstown. A two-year, $20 million renovation of the museum completed in 2005 makes a visit to the Hall of Fame an inspiring and interactive adventure.
Before you go, or if you can't get to Cooperstown, enjoy this photo tour from my visit to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in September of 2005. On our tour, you'll see the world's most valuable baseball card, Lou Gehrig's locker, Curt Schilling's bloody sock and much more. I'll also share tips for making the most of your visit to this one-of-a-kind sports shrine, which has been a destination for baseball fans since it opened its doors on June 12, 1939.