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British Baseball Hall of Fame launched

by Joe Gray

bbhofYesterday, the official announcement was made on the BBF website that the British Baseball Hall of Fame is finally off the ground. The idea has been proposed numerous times in the past, but for a variety of reasons it has never come to fruition, until now that is.

Full details of the project can be found on the offical webpage: http://www.projectcobb.org.uk/hof.html. It is anticipated that the inaugural class will be announced in the autumn.

I should disclose at this stage that I have played a part in getting the Hall of Fame up and running through my role in Project Cobb, but I am the newest to baseball of all the Hall’s electors and regional experts. It is only through the presence of a pleasing number of individuals with truly exceptional backgrounds in either following the game in Britain or researching its history that I am confident that this endeavour will do justice to Britain’s amazing baseball history in the way it deserves.

Finally, Josh Chetwynd deserves credit for a wealth of solid ideas underpinning the project, and I must thank Ray Brownlie too for providing the inspiration for the Hall’s logo.

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Matt Smith June 13, 2009 - 8:27 pm

This is a very exciting venture.

I’m sure there will be a few people who will have their doubts (some people will find fault with anything!), but there are a lot of good reasons to take this idea forward. The most compelling is that it is a brilliant way to publicise the history of the British game and to teach baseball fans about the best British players.

The electors and regional experts clearly have the credentials to make informed decisions and the criteria for election looks well thought out. Of course, not everyone will agree with all of their decisions, but debates over who should and shouldn’t be in a Hall of Fame are always part of the fun.

I can’t wait to see who will be in the inaugural class of the British Baseball Hall of Fame.

Joe Cooter June 13, 2009 - 10:00 pm

That should be interesting. Of course, you’ll have to put Bobby Thompson in and the Wright Brothers.


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