Press Releases

A film about Satchel Paige will be shown during the Hall of Fame's Black History Month Celebration. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

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.

Harmon Killebrew was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

"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." 

Opening Remarks:

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."

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.

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