The Baseball Hall of Fame opened on June 12, 1939 in Cooperstown, New York. The first five members who were voted in- back in 1936 – Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson- not a bad class! When they opened the Hall of Fame in 1939- they had four classes of inductees present. The Baseball Hall of Fame draws around 260,000 visitors a year. If you are a baseball fan it should be high on your list of places to visit. It is well off the beaten path- but the trip is well worth it. The town is a jewel- it has the feel about it like you have gone back in time. Once you are inside the Hall of Fame and Museum- you won’t want to leave. My first trip to Cooperstown was in 1970 when I was nine years old when my grandparents took me. I’ve been there a total of seven times now and the thought of making another trip sometimes soon is a possibility.