Baseball Hall of Fame pitchers Ted Simmons and Steve Carlton will be the headline guests October 11 and 12 when Hot Springs celebrates its Second Annual Baseball Weekend.

They will be joined by a fellow pitching legend, Al Hrabosky, as the city celebrates baseball and Hot Springs’ historic connection to the sport as The Birthplace of Major League Spring Training.

Other guests will include past Major League players from the state of Arkansas, according to Steve Arrison, CEO of Visit Hot Springs

“Hot Springs’ documented history as the place where Major League Baseball’s spring training began has gained worldwide credence,” Arrison said, “and the annual Baseball Weekend focuses the attention of baseball lovers and historians on our city. Our Historic Baseball Trail makes it easy for fans to visit the spots throughout Hot Springs where legends such as Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson and Honus Wagner came to take the thermal baths, work out on our mountain trails and play teams from other Major League cities in spring practice games.

“Our newly unveiled historic baseball mural on the side of the Craighead Laundry Building at Convention Boulevard and Broadway adds still another attraction to the sites on the Baseball Trail.”

Arrison said more details of Baseball Weekend would be forthcoming.

The weekend’s activities will be free and open to the public.

For more information please call 501-321-2277.