COOPERSTOWN, NY – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's Board of Directors has selected Roland Hemond as the second recipient of the John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to an individual for extraordinary efforts to enhance baseball's positive impact on society.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will host a week's worth of programs celebrating Black History Month Feb. 21-25 in Cooperstown.
The start of Spring Training is still a week away, but baseball fans around the globe are already planning their 2011 season around the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's jam-packed events calendar.
COOPERSTOWN, NY – The chance to spend the summer in Cooperstown is every baseball fan's dream. For college students aspiring to land a once-in-a-lifetime summer experience in the National Baseball Hall of Fame's 2011 internship program, only one week remains before applications are due January 31.
"My wife Nita and I continue to be overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and prayers we have received while I am undergoing treatment for esophageal cancer. My chemotherapy is ongoing and the team of medical professionals at the Mayo Clinic is hopeful for my full recovery.
It has been a tough battle but Nita and I have found comfort in the love and encouragement from our family and friends. We still have a long road ahead of us and we ask for your continued prayers."
Blyleven: "It's a great honor, my wife and I are still numb."
"I almost didn't pick up the phone, because I didn't want to jinx anything."
"I'm very, very honored to be part of baseball's elite in the game. I'm very much looking forward to the Induction Ceremony on July 24th".
"It's an honor for me to be a Hall of Famer."
Alomar: "For me, it's a special day."
"I was recently diagnosed with esophageal cancer. With my wife, Nita, by my side, I have begun preparing for what is perhaps the most difficult battle of my life. I am being treated by a team of medical professionals at the Mayo Clinic. While my condition is very serious, I have confidence in my doctors and the medical staff, and I anticipate a full recovery.
"Cooperstown is the greatest place on earth."
- Bob Feller
Bob Feller's Hall of Fame plaque (elected, 1962)
Robert William Andrew Feller
Cleveland A.L. 1936 to 1941
1945 to 1956