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Whitey Herzog in 2010.
The sport of baseball was created in Cooperstown, New York, in 1839. The inaugural Hall of Fame class of Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Babe Ruth and Honus Wagner was named in 1936, three years before construction began for the home of the BHOF.
According to the BHOF website, there are many activities, for people of all ages. One of the most unique is the Extra Innings Overnights, where kids ages seven to 12 can sleep in the Hall of Fame Gallery, where plaques featuring inductees are kept.
The museum has over 38,000 three-dimensional artifacts, on three floors. It is recommended that museum visitors start on the second floor, that houses the Cooperstown Room, Baseball Experience, Taking the Field: the 19th Century, 20th Century Baseball Time line, Babe Ruth Room, Diamond Dreams: Women In Baseball, Viva Baseball and Today's Game.