COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The Baseball Hall of Fame plaques of Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza will be hitting the road for visits to Seattle and New York City just a few days after they're installed in Cooperstown.
Hall of Fame officials say the bronze likenesses of the newest inductees will be installed after Sunday's induction ceremonies. The plaques will be temporarily removed for travel to events this summer at the ballparks of the Seattle Mariners and New York Mets.
Piazza's plaque will be removed July 29 and put on display at New York's Citi Field later that day through July 31 before being reinstalled at the Hall of Fame on Aug. 1.
Griffey's plaque will be removed on the afternoon of Aug. 3 and displayed at Seattle's Safeco on Aug. 5-6 before being returned to Cooperstown on Aug. 8.