CHICO, Calif. – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will receive a game jersey and the bat used to become the first woman in more than 50 years to collect a hit in a men’s professional league from Eri Yoshida’s May 29 debut with the Chico Outlaws of the Golden Baseball League.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – July 4, 1939, will always be remembered for Lou Gehrig’s timeless speech on what was “Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day” at Yankee Stadium.
But lost in the emotion of the Iron Horse’s “Luckiest Man” speech was the start of a new baseball tradition: The retiring of uniform numbers Gehrig’s No. 4 was set aside that day, marking the first time in baseball a uniform was retired. Since that time, more than 100 numbers have been put away by baseball teams.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – His likeness greets thousands of visitors a week at the Baseball Hall of Fame, with a smile on his face and a Kansas City Monarchs cap in hand.
John Jordan O’Neil’s legacy is alive in Cooperstown. And the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Buck O’Neil Award is an unflagging reminder of what its namesake meant to baseball.
“He paved the way for so many people, both as a player in the Negro leagues and as a coach,” said Hall of Famer Dave Winfield during the O’Neil Award dedication in 2008. “This is a fitting tribute.”
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – For two generations of fans, Ernie Harwell was the Detroit Tigers.
His legacy lives on in Cooperstown.
Harwell died Tuesday following a battle with cancer. He was 92.
Harwell spent 55 years broadcasting Major League Baseball, the last 42 with the Tigers before retiring after the 2002 season. In 1981, Harwell became just the fifth recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award, given annually by the Baseball Hall of Fame since 1978 to a broadcaster to recognize major contributions to baseball.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Quite possibly the most famous marketing concept in history, baseball cards will be forever recognized as a timeless phenomenon in its relationship to the game and its fans.
The phenomenon continues today – and shows no sign of abating. For unlike other collectibles, baseball cards also enthrall the men and women who play the games and run the teams.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – When players, teams and fans donate artifacts to the Baseball Hall of Fame, it is often a difficult decision.
The donors trust the Hall of Fame to preserve these items for eternity and allow thousands of baseball fans to view their items each year. That is why the Hall of Fame is so grateful that so many generous people make donations to its collection.
COOPERSTOWN, NY – As the New York Yankees celebrate their record 27th World Series championship, treasures from the baseball’s most memorable moments from the 2009 postseason are now on display in the Autumn Glory exhibit at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown.
Following the Yankees’ World Series-clinching win on Nov. 4, the Museum acquired nearly a dozen artifacts from the both the Bronx Bombers and the Phillies. Artifacts donated by the Yankees from the 105th World Series include:
COOPERSTOWN, NY – Hank Aaron brought history to life on Saturday at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. And the fans – some of whom weren’t even born when Aaron played his last big league game – came out to show their appreciation.
Aaron thrilled an overflow crowd at the opening of Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream, the Hall of Fame’s historic new exhibit chronicling Aaron’s life, from childhood through his big league career and post-baseball career, including his vast philanthropic efforts.