The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum collections feature just under 40,000 three-dimensional items, three million books and documents and 500,000 photographs. The Museum tells visitors the story of baseball through its three-story timeline, with the majestic Plaque Gallery serving as a centerpiece.
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Plaque Gallery: View the bronze plaques that make up the most exclusive sports Hall of Fame.
How to Donate: Donate an artifact from your collection to the Hall of Fame.
On March 12, 1951, Commissioner A.B. “Happy” Chandler loses his bid to remain in office. Chandler is voted down, 9-7, in a tally of owners. Chandler, who started his term as commissioner in 1945, will be succeeded by Ford Frick.