COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Jerry Coleman’s record as a ballplayer, announcer and hero is well documented.
But his greatest accomplishment may be his collection of friends – accumulated from over half a century in baseball.
“I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone say anything negative about Jerry,” said Jeff Torborg, a former major league player and manager who worked with Coleman from 1994-97 on CBS Radio.
(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Thomas Tull has been elected to the Board of Directors for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, bringing the total number of directors to 16 for the non-profit educational institution.
(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Eric Nadel, who has spent the last 35 years as the voice of the Texas Rangers, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually for excellence in broadcasting by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Roger Angell, a senior editor at The New Yorker magazine who has been writing about baseball for more than 50 years, was elected the 2014 winner of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
He will be honored with the award that is presented annually to a sportswriter “for meritorious contributions to baseball writing” during the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s induction weekend July 25-28, 2014 in Cooperstown, N.Y.
ORLANDO, Fla.– Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and JoeTorre – each of whom rank in the top five on the all-time list of wins as managers – have been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Expansion Era Committee, it was announced Monday, Dec. 9.
(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Bill Haase, the Hall of Fame’s Senior Vice President, will retire at the end of the year, concluding a career that has featured more than 30 years in baseball, the last 13 in a senior leadership role at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Board of Directors has selected Joe Garagiola as the recipient of the 2014 John Jordan “Buck” O’Neil Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to an individual for extraordinary efforts to enhance baseball’s positive impact on society.
(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The story of the 2013 World Champion Red Sox is preserved for Cooperstown visitors through the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s new Autumn Glory exhibit.
But on Saturday, Dec. 14, fans at the Hall of Fame will get an extra inside look at Boston’s eighth Fall Classic title when two Red Sox legends visit the Museum.
(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Baseball fans can help make the season merrier for families in need and experience the magic of the holidays in Cooperstown – plus a visit from Saint Nicholas – at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s annual Holiday Celebration.
(Cooperstown, NY) - Pitchers who won a combined seven Cy Young Awards and position players who totaled three Most Valuable Player Awards are among 19 new candidates on the 2014 Hall of Fame ballot that is being mailed this week to more than 600 voting members of the BBWAA.
Pitchers Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Eric Gagne, first baseman-designated hitter Frank Thomas and second baseman Jeff Kent join 17 holdovers from the 2013 balloting that failed to produce a winning candidate for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., for the first time since 1996.