Historic Baseball Tour


Five-Night Land-Only

June 22-27, 2021

Overview & Pricing

Hotel: Refinery Hotel, Otesaga Resort, Hotel Commonwealth

Activity Level

Days: 6

Travel Host:
Traveling Bulldogs Fan Travel Staff
Email Host

"We look forward to hosting you - Hail State!"

Package Overview

Join the Mississippi State University Alumni Association in the heart of baseball country as we explore the roots of American baseball! Packages include deluxe New York City, Cooperstown, and Boston hotel accommodations, New York Yankees game and stadium tour, Boston Red Sox game and stadium tour, exclusive Baseball Hall of Fame access, and more!


Package Includes:

  • Five (5) nights deluxe hotel ACCOMMODATIONS
    • New York City: June 22-23
    • Cooperstown: June 23-25
    • Boston: June 25-27
    • Dr. Michael Raycraft, who brings 30+ years of baseball education
  • NEW YORK YANKEES ticket on June 22 vs the Kansas City Royals
    • YANKEE STADIUM TOUR the following morning
  • BASEBALL HALL OF FAME access on June 24
    • Includes a private Artifact Spotlight session
  • BOSTON RED SOX ticket on June 25 vs the New York Yankees
    • FENWAY PARK TOUR the following morning
  • HARVARD YARD TOUR and lecture
  • Deluxe motor coach TRANSPORTATION for all activities, including baseball discussions throughout the trip
  • Daily BREAKFAST included
  • Official Baseball Hall of Fame SOUVENIR
  • TAXES and GRATUITIES on all included items


PLEASE NOTE: Tour begins in New York City and ends in Boston. Transportation to New York City and/or from Boston and your hometown is not included.


*Pricing per person, based on occupancy.

Single Double Triple Quad
$4,199 $3,299 $3,049 $2,939


Occupancy Rules:
Max Occupancy: 4
Max Adult: 4
Max Children: 3


Refinery Hotel

63 W 38th Street - New York, NY 10018


Refinery Hotel is the imaginative reinterpretation of the Colony Arcade—a former hat factory and Prohibition-era tea room. More than 100 years of Garment District history are on display at this luxury hotel near Bryant Park. With an unprecedented degree of precision, much like the milliners before who stitched elegant hats, the hotel transformed a factory building into stylish loft rooms with soaring ceilings, the acclaimed Parker & Quinn restaurant, and our fashionable Refinery Rooftop bar.

Hotel Information

Standard Guestroom

Max Occupancy: 4 / Max Adults: 4 & Max Children: 3

Drawing inspiration from a storied past, each of the spacious rooms at Refinery Hotel feature industrial accents such as 12-foot ceilings and distressed hardwood floors. While all 197 rooms call attention to the Colony Arcade's early life as a hat factory, modern amenities like free WiFi, Noir bath products, and a minibar stocked with Dean & DeLuca gourmet foods and local Hudson whiskey provide luxurious comforts.

Otesaga Resort

60 Lake Street | Cooperstown, NY 13326


Immerse yourself in historic elegance and charm at this sophisticated estate. Relax on the peaceful shores of Otsego Lake in a refined retreat with the genteel hospitality of a bygone era. Uniformed valets remember your name. Rocking chairs beckon on the back veranda. Breathtaking views of the countryside rejuvenate your spirit. Play a round on the award-winning Leatherstocking Golf Course or go boating on the lake. Stroll to the Village, just an eight-minute walk away – home to craft breweries, renowned art collections, and the world-famous National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum.

Hotel Information

Standard Guestroom

Max Occupancy: 4 / Max Adults: 4 & Max Children: 3

Hotel Commonwealth

500 Commonwealth Avenue | Boston, MA 02215


At Hotel Commonwealth, it begins with a simple premise. Taking cues from each guest to help define how we can be distinctly ‘of service’ to them – it’s a guest-changing philosophy that doesn’t live in a manual, but rather within the DNA of this brand. Unscripted hospitality plays out daily in all we do. It empowers our employees to provide incomparable, authentic service. And it has earned Hotel Commonwealth the distinction of being Boston’s most beloved hotel on Trip Advisor for three consecutive years.

Hotel Information

Standard Guestroom

Max Occupancy: 4 / Max Adults: 4 & Max Children: 3


Yankee Stadium

Bronx, NY

Lower Level, Base Line Tickets

Lower Level, Base Line Tickets are included to the Yankees game on June 22 against the Kansas City Royals. Please note tickets could be located anywhere in the stadium and will not be known until pick-up at the hotel.


Fenway Park

Boston, MA

Lower Level, Base Line Tickets

Lower Level, Base Line Tickets are included to the Red Sox game on June 25 against the New York Yankees. Please note tickets could be located anywhere in the stadium and will not be known until pick-up at the hotel.



Expert Tour Host

Dr. Michael Raycraft is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Illinois Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism, and recipient of the multiple teaching awards at the College and Campus levels. Dr. Raycraft has been actively engaged with the Baseball Hall of Fame for over three decades, published two books on baseball memorabilia, and lectured extensively on the sport’s historical roots, business models, and tourism opportunities. For the last five years, he has led tours of this region and will provide our guests with a unique insider’s
perspective of our high profile baseball sights and locations.


New York Inclusions

To start our tour, we will begin in New York City, home of the most successful baseball team in history, the New York Yankees. Events include a Welcome Cocktail Reception with historical “Baseball 101” discussion with Dr. Raycraft, ticket to the New York Yankees vs the Kanas City Royals game on June 22, and a behind-the-scenes Yankee Stadium tour on June 23.


Cooperstown Inclusions

The next stop on our historical baseball trail takes us to Cooperstown, New York, home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Cooperstown experiences will include a group dinner and baseball lecture, National Baseball Hall of Fame Tour, and a private behind-the-scenes artifact spotlight.


Boston Inclusions

After Cooperstown, we wrap the tour in Boston, a city steeped in American history as well as the Yankees' storied rival, the Boston Red Sox. Our Boston inclusions are a Boston Red Sox vs Yankees game on June 25, a behind-the-scenes Fenway Park tour, private tour of Harvard Yard, and a group farewell dinner.



Tuesday, June 22

Arrival Day – Check into the Refinery Hotel and meet SET Staff to pick up on-site travel documents. In the early evening, enjoy a quick cocktail hour to meet tour host Michael Raycraft before taking the subway to Yankee Stadium to watch the Yankees play the Kansas City Royals.

Wednesday, June 23

Following breakfast, the group will travel back to Yankee Stadium to tour the home of baseball’s most storied franchise. A scenic bus ride will then lead the group to historic Cooperstown to check into the Otesaga Resort. A box lunch will be provided. The evening will feature a group dinner along with a brief lecture on Cooperstown’s significance to baseball and the Hall of Fame.

Thursday, June 24

National Baseball Hall of Fame Day! Following breakfast, the group will be welcomed by Hall of Fame staff and taken for a private Artifact Spotlight for a hands-on baseball experience. Afterwards the group will tour the Hall of Fame. The afternoon and evening will be at leisure to explore all Cooperstown has to offer.

Friday, June 25

Following breakfast, the group will travel to Boston for the final leg of the tour. Upon checking into Hotel Commonwealth the afternoon will be at leisure before watching the Boston Red Sox play the Yankees. A box lunch will be provided.

Saturday, June 26

Following breakfast, the day starts with a private tour of historic Fenway Park. In the afternoon the group will travel to Harvard Yard to tour the area and learn about Harvard’s impact on sports. An evening farewell dinner will wrap up the tour and offer the group time for camaraderie.

Sunday, June 27

Departure Day – Following breakfast, check out of the Hotel Commonwealth and have a safe trip home!



What is a “Land-Only” package?

A Land-Only package includes all the items listed as “tour package features” EXCEPT for air transportation, airport/hotel transfers, and baggage handling. A Land-Only package would be appropriate should the tour participant not be able to conveniently depart/return from the same city listed in the Air package or wish to travel on their own. Please note flights and/or motor coach transportation to the destination city is not included in this type of package.

What’s included in my price?

Your final price includes room and all hotel taxes. It does not include items such as charges for meals, parking, rollaway beds, phone calls, valet and room service, or any other items of a personal nature.

What does “Single,” “Double,” “Triple,” and “Quad” mean?

Single, Double, Triple, and Quad refer to how many adults (13 and over) are sharing each room (total room occupancy). For example, if two adults wish to stay in the same room, the price would be the Double price, and this would be per person.

Do I need travel insurance?

Due to the investment of your travel package, we strongly recommend the purchase of appropriate insurance coverage. Medical insurance policies may not protect your travels away from home and often have out-of-network deductibles. Likewise, coverage through credit cards and travel suppliers can have shortfalls and not fully protect you. For additional information, please click on the Insurance link on the bottom right of this website.

What does the “Child” price mean?

Children’s prices are limited to those 12 years of age or under sharing a room with one or more adults and using existing bedding. For example, if the room is shared with one adult, the single rate applies as the adult’s price plus the child’s price. If the room is shared with two adults, the double rate applies as each adult’s price plus the child’s price.

What type of payments do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Debit cards featuring the Visa or MasterCard logo are also accepted; however, please be advised these types of cards typically have a maximum amount that you may charge daily. Please check with your financial institution. If you are making a phone reservation, we also will accept personal checks.

When will I receive my tour documents?

Tour documents are typically emailed two to three weeks prior to departure for regular season football weekends and specialty programs while bowl game participants will receive theirs five to seven days out.  Itineraries for special events, such as the Final Four, will be sent via email just prior to leaving. If you are not the main reservation contact and would like to receive the emailed tour documents, please add your email to the reservation or contact your booking agent.

If I’m not traveling, can I make a reservation for someone else?

When completing the reservation, use the name of the person for whom you are making the reservation. When entering credit card information, you may use your credit card and billing address for payment.