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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.

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Baseball fans can help make the season merrier for families in need and experience the magic of the holidays in Cooperstown – plus a visit from Saint Nicholas – at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s annual Holiday Celebration. 

(Cooperstown, NY) - Pitchers who won a combined seven Cy Young Awards and position players who totaled three Most Valuable Player Awards are among 19 new candidates on the 2014 Hall of Fame ballot that is being mailed this week to more than 600 voting members of the BBWAA.

Pitchers Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Eric Gagne, first baseman-designated hitter Frank Thomas and second baseman Jeff Kent join 17 holdovers from the 2013 balloting that failed to produce a winning candidate for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., for the first time since 1996.

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The Boston Red Sox spent 2013 covered in facial hair and ended the season covered in glory as the World Series champions.

Starting Thursday, Dec. 5, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will cover the Red Sox’s incredible postseason run – telling the story of the Sox’s third Fall Classic title in 10 seasons through the Autumn Glory exhibit, the annual tribute to the World Series Champions in Cooperstown.

The Museum's new Picturing America's Pastime exhibit features images from the Hall's unparalleled photo collection. (Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF)

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – When baseball began its ascent to becoming the National Pastime in the 1850s, a new art – photography – was there to document every moment. 

The new Picturing America's Pastime exhibit features images from the Museum's legendary photo collection.

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – With an exciting year of celebrations and marquee events planned for 2014, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will host an Open House for Otsego County residents on Tuesday, Nov. 19.

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