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For only the second time since the first National Baseball Hall of Fame class in 1936, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America elected three players in their first year of eligibility to the Hall of Fame in balloting verified by Ernst & Young.

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The most anticipated moment of the baseball year comes Wednesday, Jan. 8, with the announcement of the results of the annual Baseball Writers’ Association of America Hall of Fame election.

The results of the 71st BBWAA Hall of Fame election will be revealed at 2 p.m. ET on Jan. 8. MLB Network will carry the announcement live as Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson delivers the results. The announcement will also be simulcast on and at

Former big leaguer, war heor and 2005 Ford C. Frick Award winner Jerry Coleman. (NBHOF Library)

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. 

2014 Ford C. Frick Award winner Eric Nadel. (Texas Rangers)

(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.

2014 J.G. Taylor Spink Award winner Roger Angell. (The New Yorker)

(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.

2014 Expansion Era electees Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox and Joe Torre. (Ben Platt/

Watch the newest Hall of Famers talk about their election

Transcripts from Monday's press conference

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.

Hall of Fame Senior Vice President Bill Haase. (Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF)

(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. 

Joe Garagiola broke into the majors with the Cardinals in 1946, his first of nine big league seasons. (Photo File/NBHOF Library)

(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.

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