John Smoltz National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque to visit Turner Field

Plaques to Be Installed Sunday Evening, Make Selected Team Visits in Coming Weeks

(COOPERSTOWN, N) - The bronze likenesses of the Class of 2015 will live in Cooperstown forever.

But for few days during late July and throughout August for team ceremonies, four Hall of Fame plaques will visit ballparks across the country - giving fans the chance to celebrate the Hall of Fame induction of their heroes.

The Hall of Fame plaques of Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martínez and John Smoltz will be installed following Induction Ceremonies on Sunday, July 26 at approximately 7 p.m., but then will be removed temporarily for from the oak-lined walls of the Museum's iconic Plaque Gallery for travel to events at intervals during the remainder of the summer.

Fans planning visits to Cooperstown during these times should be advised that the actual bronze plaque will be removed from display during the times listed below. A foam core representation of each plaque will be featured in the space, featuring a full replication of the plaque, while the actual plaques are traveling.

The schedule for plaques traveling in the coming weeks includes:

Pedro Martínez plaque:

- Removed from display: Monday, July 27 in the afternoon

- Special event: At Fenway Park in Boston, July 28-29

- Returning to display: Thursday, July 30 by 12 noon

Randy Johnson plaques:

- Removed from display: Wednesday, August 5 in the afternoon

- Special event: At Chase Field in Phoenix, August 7-8

- Returning to display: Monday, Aug. 10 by 12 noon

John Smoltz plaque:

- Removed from display: Thursday, Aug. 13 in the afternoon

- Special event: At Turner Field in Atlanta, August 14-15

- Returning to display: Monday, Aug. 17 by noon

Craig Biggio plaque:

- Removed from display: Thursday, Aug. 20 in the afternoon

- Special event: At Minute Maid Park in Houston, Aug. 22

- Returning to display: Monday, Aug. 24 by 12 noon

The July 24-27 Induction Weekend in Cooperstown features the inductions of Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martínez and John Smoltz as the Class of 2015 at the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Induction Ceremony takes place at 1:30 p.m. on July 26 on the grounds of the Clark Sports Center, one mile south of the Hall of Fame on Susquehanna Avenue. Admission to the Induction Ceremony is free.

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