Celebrate America's pastime and commemorate your favorite MLB legends by participating in a once-in-a-lifetime baseball event assembled by legendary filmmaker Ken Burns at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y. Producer of the Emmy Award-winning PBS documentary series 'Baseball', Ken Burns is a famed baseball historian with countless encounters, stories and experiences to share about the game's best ballplayers.
Burns partnered with Tauck, a leader in premium-quality guided travel for 88 years, to create 'The Tauck Baseball Event: America's Pastime'. This exclusive four-day baseball event (from July 31 - August 3, 2014) includes opportunities to meet Hall of Fame players and interact on Cooperstown's iconic Doubleday field, enjoy keynote presentations from respected authors, baseball experts and analysts plus experience a VIP after-hours tour inside the Hall of Fame.
A few insights on the insider experiences and noteworthy attendees:
* The four-day baseball event is open to 130 guests - the cost includes a three-night stay at the historic Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown, N.Y., sightseeing, transportation throughout the tour, meals and special entertainment. After arriving at The Otesaga Resort you'll enjoy a keynote address from Ken Burns followed by a private cocktail hour for all guests with a chance to meet Burns one-on-one. The night concludes with a close-up look at all of the historic artifacts and treasures kept in the Baseball Hall of Fame on a special VIP tour.
* The baseball event also features former MLB outfielder and current ESPN baseball analyst Doug Glanville. Glanville spent his nine-year MLB career playing for the Cubs, Phillies and Rangers. He is one of the few people who truly know what it feels like to deliver a clutch hit in October - delivering a game-winning triple in the 11th-inning of the 2003 NLCS for the Cubs. Glanville finished his MLB career with 1,110 hits and is also the author of the baseball book, 'The Game From Where I Stand.'
* Another special treat is an address from Lois Youngen, former catcher and outfielder in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). Still an active member of the AAGPBL alumni organization, Youngen played for the Kenosha Comets, Fort Wayne Daisies and the South Bend Blue Sox from 1951 to 1954. After baseball she earned her doctorate from Ohio State University and excelled as a physical education instructor for more than 30 years. She also caught a perfect game thrown by Jean Faut in 1953.
* Daniel Okrent, the inventor of Rotisserie League 'Fantasy' Baseball will also be in attendance to discuss legends of baseball's past and budding stars of today. The baseball author, editor and journalists wrote 'Nine Innings: The Anatomy of a Baseball Game' among other titles.
* Finally enjoy a special opportunity to interact with members of the Baseball Hall of Fame on Cooperstown's own Doubleday Field. During last year's event hall of famers Phil Niekro and Ozzie Smith took the field with guests sharing pitching and fielding techniques. Take a few grounders, fine-tune your curveball and even take a few cuts in the historic batting cages on site all with tips from a legend.
To learn more about this event, call 800-468-2825, or visit Tauck online.