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
COOPERSTOWN, NY – Dave Van Horne, who has spent the last 42 seasons calling play-by-play action for the Montreal Expos and the Florida Marlins, has been selected as the 2011 recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum for excellence in baseball broadcasting.
Bill Conlin, whose professional career has covered half a century during which he distinguished himself as a reporter, author and television commentator with an emphasis on baseball, was elected the 2011 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 22-25 in Cooperstown, N.Y.