Senior Vice President Bill Haase to Retire at Year-end

Long-time Baseball Executive Concluding 30-Plus Years in the Game

December 05, 2013
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. 

Haase joined the Museum in September 2000 as Vice President of Business and Administration. He was promoted to Senior Vice President in June 2001. Haase previously spent 18 years with the Detroit Tigers organization from 1975-’92, the final nine as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. 

“We will miss Bill in Cooperstown, both as a staff leader and an active community member,” said Jeff Idelson, President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. “His tremendous work ethic and commitment to excellence are indelible standards he will leave behind in retirement, and continue to be characteristics to which our staff aspires every day.” 

Throughout his tenure at the Hall of Fame, Haase has been responsible for all financial and administrative duties for the organization, including building operations, human resources, accounting and finance. 

“I have been fortunate to be a part of this great game for many years, meeting and teaming up with many fine people along the way,” Haase said. “To cap it off here in Cooperstown is as sweet as it gets.” 

Bill and his wife, Sandy, will split time between his native Michigan and Cooperstown following his retirement.