Homer Simpson had better start clearing off a place on the mantel to put his latest award now that the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has announced plans to induct the patriarch of “The Simpsons” into the Hall of Fame.
In a news release posted on the Hall of Fame’s website, the organization says it will be paying tribute to “The Simpsons” and its role in American culture by honouring the baseball-themed episode titled “Homer at the Bat.” As part of the ceremony, Homer will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
In the beloved 1992 episode, Homer wins the championship softball game for the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, with baseball stars such as Wade Boggs, Ken Griffey Jr. and Ozzie Smith lending their voices. In honour of the episode, Boggs, Smith and Griffey will all be on hand at the ceremony.
The event, to be held on Sunday, May 27, will feature a roundtable discussion featuring the episode’s executive producers Al Jean and Mike Reiss, director Jim Reardon, executive story editor Jeff Martin and casting director Bonnie Pietila.
“This brief ceremony will be followed with the official ribbon-cutting on a ‘Simpsons–themed exhibit display in the Museum,” notes the announcement. “‘The Simpsons’ will also be honoured prior to the Hall of Fame Classic legends game taking place that afternoon at Cooperstown’s historic Doubleday Field.”
“The Simpsons” airs Sundays at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on Global. You can also watch full episodes online.