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December 20, 2017

Episode Seven: Jeff Idelson, President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Welcome to episode 7 of the Dreaming of Cooperstown Podcast with my guest Jeff Idelson, President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. A consummate fan of the game and its rich history, Jeff shares:

  • some of the important lessons he has gleaned from the induction speeches of some of baseball’s elite players
  • His take on baseball’s status as our National pastime and how the game and American culture are inextricably linked and have grown up together, and
  • how the Hall of Fame’s education initiatives use baseball as a platform to teach important lessons to our nation’s youth.


The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is an independent, non-profit educational institution dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the historical development of baseball and its impact on our culture by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting its collections for a global audience as well as honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to our national pastime.

The Hall of Fame’s mission is to preserve the sport’s history, honor excellence within the game and make a connection between the generations of people who enjoy baseball. Likewise the institution functions as three entities under one roof with a museum, the actual Hall of Fame and a research library. With these parts working together the Museum is committed to fulfilling its mission by:

Collecting, through donation, baseball artifacts, works of art, literature, photographs, memorabilia and related materials which focus on the history of the game over time, its players and those elected to the Hall of Fame.

Learn more by visiting: https://baseballhall.org/

Ryne Sandberg Hall of Fame induction speech: https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=mcafee&p=ryne+sandberg+hall+of+fame+induction+speech#id=2&vid=7cf18321dd657008d4417b4e777594dd&action=view