National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

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The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is an American history museum and hall of fame, located in Cooperstown, New York, and operated by private interests.wikipedia
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Cooperstown, New York

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The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is an American history museum and hall of fame, located in Cooperstown, New York, and operated by private interests.
Cooperstown is best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Stephen Carlton Clark

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The Hall of Fame was established in 1939 by Stephen Carlton Clark, the owner of a local hotel.
He founded the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

Major League Baseball All-Star Game

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The Hall of Fame also presents an annual exhibit at FanFest at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
On January 29, 1936, Babe Ruth became the first of the original thirty-six All-Stars to be inducted in the National Baseball Hall of Fame; twenty original All-Stars are enshrined in the Hall of Fame.

Babe Ruth

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The first five men elected were Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson, chosen in 1936; roughly 20 more were selected before the entire group was inducted at the Hall's 1939 opening.
In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.

Christy Mathewson

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The first five men elected were Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson, chosen in 1936; roughly 20 more were selected before the entire group was inducted at the Hall's 1939 opening.
In Mathewson was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its first five members.

Dale Petroskey

Dale Petroskey became the organization's president in 1999.
He is the former Executive Vice President of Marketing for the Texas Rangers baseball club, a former executive of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and the National Geographic Society, and a former political appointee in the administration of United States President Ronald Reagan.

Jeff Idelson

Jeff Idelson replaced Petroskey as president on April 16, 2008.
Jeffrey L. "Jeff" Idelson (born June 22, 1964) is the current president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, a position he has held since 2008.

List of halls and walks of fame

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The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is an American history museum and hall of fame, located in Cooperstown, New York, and operated by private interests.
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Honus Wagner

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The first five men elected were Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson, chosen in 1936; roughly 20 more were selected before the entire group was inducted at the Hall's 1939 opening.
In, the Baseball Hall of Fame inducted Wagner as one of the first five members.

Roy Halladay

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The newest members elected on January 22, 2019, are players Edgar Martínez, Roy Halladay, Mike Mussina and Mariano Rivera, with Rivera becoming the first player ever to be elected unanimously.
Halladay was announced as an inductee to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on January 22, 2019, as the first posthumously-elected player since Roberto Clemente in 1973.

Veterans Committee

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Players are currently inducted into the Hall of Fame through election by either the Baseball Writers' Association of America (or BBWAA), or the Veterans Committee, which now consists of four subcommittees, each of which considers and votes for candidates from a separate era of baseball.
Originally, it referenced the National Baseball Hall of Fame Committee to Consider Managers, Umpires, Executives and Long-Retired Players; a former voting committee of the U.S. Baseball Hall of Fame that provided an opportunity for Hall of Fame enshrinement to all individuals who are eligible for induction but ineligible for consideration by the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA).

Walter Johnson

The first five men elected were Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson, chosen in 1936; roughly 20 more were selected before the entire group was inducted at the Hall's 1939 opening.
In, Johnson was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.

Mike Mussina

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The newest members elected on January 22, 2019, are players Edgar Martínez, Roy Halladay, Mike Mussina and Mariano Rivera, with Rivera becoming the first player ever to be elected unanimously.
In 2019, he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his sixth year of eligibility.

Umpire (baseball)

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Among baseball fans, "Hall of Fame" means not only the museum and facility in Cooperstown, New York, but the pantheon of players, managers, umpires, executives, and pioneers who have been enshrined in the Hall.
The following ten umpires have been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame:

Mariano Rivera

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The newest members elected on January 22, 2019, are players Edgar Martínez, Roy Halladay, Mike Mussina and Mariano Rivera, with Rivera becoming the first player ever to be elected unanimously.
He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in its class of 2019 in his first year of eligibility, becoming the first player ever to be elected unanimously by the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA).

Doubleday myth

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The erroneous claim that Civil War hero Abner Doubleday invented baseball in Cooperstown was instrumental in the early marketing of the Hall.
The myth nevertheless led to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's being located in Cooperstown.

Roberto Clemente

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Roberto Clemente's induction in 1973 set the precedent when the writers chose to put him up for consideration after his death on New Year's Eve, 1972.
He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973, becoming both the first Latin American and Caribbean player to be enshrined.

Joe DiMaggio

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Since there was no formal rule preventing a writer from casting a ballot for an active player, the scribes did not always comply with the informal guideline; Joe DiMaggio received a vote in 1945, for example.
He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955, and was voted the sport's greatest living player in a poll taken during the baseball centennial year of 1969.

Effa Manley

The Hall of Fame includes one female member, Effa Manley.
She was the first woman inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Edgar Martínez

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The newest members elected on January 22, 2019, are players Edgar Martínez, Roy Halladay, Mike Mussina and Mariano Rivera, with Rivera becoming the first player ever to be elected unanimously.
Martínez was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2019.

2008 Baseball Hall of Fame balloting

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One committee voted on managers and umpires for induction in every even-numbered year. This committee voted only twice— in 2007 for induction in 2008 and in 2009 for induction in 2010.
Elections to the Baseball Hall of Fame for 2008 proceeded according to revised rules enacted in 2001 and further revamped in 2007.

2010 Baseball Hall of Fame balloting

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One committee voted on managers and umpires for induction in every even-numbered year. This committee voted only twice— in 2007 for induction in 2008 and in 2009 for induction in 2010.
Elections to the Baseball Hall of Fame for 2010 proceeded according to rules enacted in 2001 and revised in 2007.

2009 Baseball Hall of Fame balloting

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The pre–World War II players committee was intended to vote every five years on players whose careers began in 1942 or earlier. It conducted its only vote as part of the election process for induction in 2009.
Elections to the Baseball Hall of Fame for 2009 proceeded according to revised rules enacted in 2001 and further revamped in 2007.

2003 Baseball Hall of Fame balloting

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The revamped Committee held three elections, in 2003 and 2007, for both players and non-players, and in 2005 for players only.
Elections to the Baseball Hall of Fame for 2003 proceeded in keeping with rules enacted in 2001.

Addie Joss

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Addie Joss was elected in 1978, despite only playing nine seasons before he died of meningitis.
Though Joss played only nine seasons and missed significant playing time due to various ailments, the National Baseball Hall of Fame's Board of Directors passed a special resolution for Joss in 1977 which waived the typical ten-year minimum playing career for Hall of Fame eligibility.