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Hall of Fame Left Fielder Ralph Kiner was elected by the Baseball Writers Association of America in 1975. (NBHOF Library)

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) -- Ralph Kiner passed away Thursday morning at his Rancho Mirage, Calif., home. He was 91. Kiner died of natural causes, passing peacefully with his family at his side.

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Jeffrey J. Jones has joined the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum as Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration, effective January 15, 2014. 

Jones, who has worked with regional not-for-profit organizations for nearly three decades, replaces Bill Haase, who retired in December following 13 years with the Museum. 

(COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.) – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has announced the cap selections that will appear on the Hall of Fame plaques for each of the six members of the Hall of Fame class of 2014.

(COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.) – The six newest members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame will take their permanent place in Cooperstown on Sunday, July 27, highlighting four days of celebratory events and programs for baseball fans of all ages, as part of Hall of Fame Weekend 2014, July 25-28.

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The game’s legends and heroes call Cooperstown home. But baseball’s biggest fans can make themselves right at home at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum during the Hall’s Extra Innings Overnights program.

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.

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