Hall of Fame to Mark 75th Year with Special Events, Commemorations for Diamond Celebration

Anniversary Logo Unveiled on Museum’s 74th Birthday, June 12

June 12, 2013

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – In honor of turning 74 years old today, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has unveiled a special 75th anniversary logo that will be used to commemorate the organization’s Diamond year and anniversary. 

The new 75th Anniversary logo is inspired by the Hall of Fame’s iconic plaques of those who are enshrined in Cooperstown. Its design features the primary Hall of Fame mark, inlaid with a bronze composition of a large facet-cut “75” and a baseball diamond bordered by the years 1939 and 2014. The design is wreathed in laurels to represent the honor that accompanies earning Hall of Fame election. 

The 75th anniversary logo will be used by the Museum as it celebrates its 74th birthday and moves into its 75th year. In honor of the Diamond anniversary, the Museum will celebrate with a number of special events in the summer of 2014 to mark the June 12, 1939 opening. 

“Today, we unveil the 75th anniversary mark to coincide with our 74th birthday, as we enter our 75th year by delivering the first pitch in our diamond salute,” said Jeff Idelson, President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. “This is the first of many special recognitions and celebrations we will announce in the coming months to celebrate the 75th year of America’s most treasured baseball destination.” 

Hall of Fame Weekend 2014 will be held July 25-28 in Cooperstown, N.Y., featuring the Induction Ceremony for any individuals who earn election through the Expansion Era Committee Voting, which will be announced Dec. 9, 2013, and the 2014 Baseball Writers’ Association of America election, which will be announced Jan. 8, 2014. 

Also in 2014, Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins will be issued by the U.S. Mint and available for purchase to honor this historic anniversary in American culture. 

On June 12, 1939, the National Baseball Museum opened its doors for the first time, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the mythical “first game” that allegedly was played in Cooperstown on June 12, 1839. The first four classes of Hall of Fame electees were honored on that day in 1939, as the election process began in 1936. 

Additional events and celebrations of the Museum’s 75th anniversary will be announced throughout the next several months. 

For more information, visit our website at www.baseballhall.org or call 888-HALL-OF-FAME (888-425-5633) or 607-547-7200.