Press Releases

Harmon Killebrew was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1984 (Carter Kegelman/NBHOF)

"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.

Bob Feller was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

"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

Dave Van Horne is the winner of the 2011 Ford C. Frick Award. (Florida Marlins)

View a transcript of the conference call with Van Horne (pdf)

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 is the recipient of the 2011 J.G. Taylor Spink Award. (Philadelphia Daily News)

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.

Pat Gillick was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Expansion Era Committee. (Preston Mack)

View a transcript of the press conference announcing Pat Gillick as the first member of the Class of 2011 (pdf)

ORLANDO, FL: Pat Gillick, who built three World Series champions and has served baseball for nearly 50 years, has been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Expansion Era Committee, it was announced today.

The Baseball Hall of Fame will host a Holiday Celebration with the Pathfinder Village Hand Bell Choir on December 11. (Milo Stewart Jr./Baseball Hall of Fame)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The poinsettias are blooming and the holiday decorations are on display in the legendary Hall of Fame Plaque Gallery, which means the time is near for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's annual Holiday Celebration.

The Hall of Fame will host its Holiday Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 11. A special holiday concert will be held in the Hall of Fame Plaque Gallery, featuring the Pathfinder Village Hand Bell Choir at 2 p.m. and the SUNY Oneonta Hooked on Tonics A Cappella group at 3 p.m.

Sparky Anderson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

"The players make the manager; it's never the other way." -- Sparky Anderson

Sparky Anderson's Hall of Fame plaque (elected, 2000)

George Lee Anderson

"Sparky"

Cincinnati N.L., 1970-78

Detroit A.L., 1979-95

Texas' Mitch Moreland (left) presents the bat from his Game 3 home run to the Baseball Hall of Fame's Brad Horn. (Texas Rangers)

Watch a video of the 2010 World Series Artifact Spotlight

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The San Francisco Giants are bringing their first World Series title back to the City by the Bay.

At the same time, treasures from baseball's most memorable moments from the 2010 postseason are on their way to Cooperstown and being prepared for the Autumn Glory exhibit at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

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