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    Note, 2010-07-31
    This thread concerns NBHOFM Board of Directors membership at different times. It is not limited to 2007.



    Excerpt from the press release announcing Veterans Committee reform (2007-07-28)

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    The Hall of Fame's Board of Directors includes:

    Jane Forbes Clark (chairman),
    Joe Morgan (vice chairman),
    David D. Glass,
    Brooks C. Robinson,
    Edward W. Stack,
    Leland S. MacPhail Jr.,
    Frank Robinson,
    George M. Steinbrenner III,
    Paul Beeston,
    John J. McHale,
    Timothy J. Russert,
    William O. DeWitt Jr.,
    Kevin S. Moore,
    G. Thomas Seaver,
    William L. Gladstone,
    Robin E. Roberts, and
    Allan H. "Bud" Selig.
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    Last edited by Paul Wendt; 07-31-2010, 09:49 PM.

  • #2
    That is 17 directors including one chair and one vice chair.

    Five are Hall of Fame players
    Joe Morgan, Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, Tom Seaver, Robin Roberts

    There is one other HOF member
    Lee MacPhail

    I recognize most of the other names but I can complete only one two other classes of directors.

    Jane Forbes Clark is in a class by herself.

    Allan H. "Bud" Selig is in a class by himself.
    Last edited by Paul Wendt; 12-12-2008, 07:58 AM.

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    • #3
      Russert is deceased
      McHale is deceased
      others?

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      David D. Glass,
      Edward W. Stack,
      Leland S. MacPhail Jr.,
      George M. Steinbrenner III,
      Paul Beeston,
      John J. McHale,
      Timothy J. Russert,
      William O. DeWitt Jr.,
      Kevin S. Moore,
      William L. Gladstone,

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      • #4
        Bill Gladstone, not the Prime Minister of the British Empire!

        Gladstone is Minor League Baseball board member from the NY-Penn League, and owner of its franchise in "Tri-Cities" including Troy and Albany, formerly the "Pittsfield" club. He says that he waived territorial rights in Pittsfield MA when he moved the club from Pittsfield, and he welcomes a league rival in Pittsfield (naturally, at that distance.

        Here are some items on Gladstone cached by zoominfo.
        Arthur Young, later Ernst & Young, was the firm hired to count votes in Hall of Fame elections, iirc. (also consultant/overseer for the NBA draft lottery?)


        www.baseballhalloffame.org/about/board.htm - [Cached Version]
        Published on: 3/3/2007 Last Visited: 3/3/2007

        William L. Gladstone . Elected a director in 1991, Bill Gladstone was chairman of Arthur Young & Company and the retired co-chief of its successor, Ernst and Young. He serves as chairman of the Board's Development Committee and is a member of the Board's Finance Committee.Gladstone is principal owner and president of Tri-City ValleyCats, Inc., which operates a Class A Minor League team affiliated with the Houston Astros in the New York-Penn League.


        "Serving New York's Capital Region - Albany, NY"
        timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=707059 - [Cached Version]
        Published on: 7/28/2008 Last Visited: 7/28/2008

        Tri-City ValleyCats owner William Gladstone, a member of the Hall of Fame Board of Directors, has ties to the families of three other inductees.Gladstone is friends with Walter O'Malley's children, including Peter, who gave the acceptance speech for his late father.
        ...
        Gladstone also was friends with the late Bowie Kuhn -- they served together on the Board of Directors -- and his family.Finally, Gladstone attended Lehigh University with the late Barney Dreyfuss, the namesake grandson of the executive inducted Sunday.


        On leaving Wahconah Park, Pittsfield MA - the old ballpark famed for sunset delays and recently for Jim Bouton's involvement
        Boston Globe Online / Sports / Fading into sunset? - [Cached Version]
        Published on: 8/30/2001 Last Visited: 8/30/2001

        ''We are pleased to be going to Troy , but we are very sad to be leaving Pittsfield , '' insists team president Bill Gladstone , the retired co-chief executive of Ernst & Young. ''We've had a great run here.This is a lovely area.But this is something we had to do.This facility isn't at the level we need in this league.We were fortunate to find the situation we'll have in Troy , and we're happy they want us.''.

        Gladstone believes the Pittsfield people understand what's going on. ''From what I read , '' he says , ''people are saying , `How'd they manage to stay so long?' They're thanking us for being here.We tried so long to make things happen , and couldn't do it.But I feel we're leaving on a high note , which is unusual.''.

        Gladstone has also given his blessing to Bossidy , or anyone else who might settle in the new Son-of-Wahconah Park he couldn't have. ''We've waived our territorial rights [ Troy is about 45 minutes away ] , '' he says. ''We'd welcome a good rivalry.That would be good for Pittsfield and the league.''.
        Last edited by Paul Wendt; 12-12-2008, 08:27 AM.

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        • #5
          Board, at close of 2003 and close of 2008 BoD meetings

          from zoominfo
          Baseball Hall names Russert to board - [Cached Version]
          Published on: 8/2/2003 Last Visited: 8/4/2003

          Others on the board are: Hall of Famers Robin Roberts, Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson and Tom Seaver; commissioner Bud Selig; major league owners Bill DeWitt Jr. (St. Louis), David Glass (Kansas City) and George Steinbrenner (New York Yankees); ex-commissioner Bowie Kuhn; ex-AL president Lee McPhail; ex-major league president Paul Beeston, Tri-City ValleyCats owner Bill Gladstone; former Red Sox trustee John Harrington; major league executive John McHale; Kevin Moore, president of the Clark Estates, Inc., and ex-Hall of Fame chairman Ed Stack.


          http://www.thedailystar.com/localspo...211040008.html
          the daily star - the newspaper for the heartland of new york
          Published: July 29, 2008 04:00 am

          Hall adds three to board
          Staff Report

          The National Baseball Hall of Fame's board of directors grew by three Saturday, when Bob DuPuy, Phil Niekro and Jerry Reinsdorf were elected to the board, the Cooperstown shrine announced Monday.

          DuPuy is the president of Major League Baseball, Niekro is a Hall of Fame pitcher and Reinsdorf is the principal owner of the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls.

          The openings were created by the recent deaths of former board members Bowie Kuhn, John McHale and Tim Russert. All three died within the past 14 months. Ex-Boston Red Sox executive John Harrington also recently left the board.

          When Russert was named to the Hall's board in 2003, it had 19 members. The longtime moderator of Meet the Press died of a heart attack June 13. McHale, a general manager for three Major League teams, died Jan. 17. Former baseball commissioner Kuhn, who was inducted into the Hall on Sunday, died in March of 2007.

          Hall spokesman Brad Horn said the primary job of the board is to vote on large-scale institutional initiatives such as the recent revamping of the Veterans Committee. Horn said he wasn't certain if a majority vote was necessary for an initiative to gain approval by the board, which meets twice annually.

          All board positions are elected by board members, Horn added. He also said the Hall would have no further comment Monday on the elections of DuPuy, Niekro and Reinsdorf, other than the brief release sent by the Hall.

          The other 15 board members are as follows:

          Board Chairman Jane Forbes Clark; Vice Chairman Joe Morgan; Hall of Famers Robin Roberts, Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson and Tom Seaver; Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig; Major League owners Bill DeWitt Jr. (Cardinals), David Glass (Royals) and George Steinbrenner (Yankees); former American League President Lee MacPhail; former MLB President Paul Beeston; Tri-City ValleyCats owner Bill Gladstone; Hall Treasurer Kevin Moore; and former Hall of Fame Chairman Ed Stack.

          The Hall also has a five-member Executive Committee. On March 25, the Executive Committee voted unanimously to accept the resignation of Hall President Dale Petroskey and named Jeff Idelson as its acting president. Idelson had the interim tag removed three weeks later. At the time of Petroskey's dismissal, the Executive Committee was made up of Clark, Morgan, Stack, Beeston and Russert.

          The Hall has not released a statement in regard to Russert's replacement on the Executive Committee. On Monday, though, its website stated that Moore is a member of the Executive Committee. Moore is the president of The Clark Estates Inc., a financial and business management company.

          DuPuy, 61, sat on stage next to Selig during Sunday's Induction Ceremony at the Clark Sports Center. He's been MLB's president and chief operating officer since March of 2002. His duties include licensing, sponsorship, international, broadcasting, publishing, marketing, public relations, government relations, baseball operations, legal affairs, finance, baseball's internet operations and the labor relations committee.

          On Saturday, DuPuy met for 25 minutes with Kristian Connolly, head of the savethefamegame.com campaign, in Idelson's office at the Hall. Following the meeting, DuPuy told The Daily Star the Hall of Fame Game, which was discontinued in 2008 after a 70-year tradition in Cooperstown, would not be reinstated.

          "The logistics of the game, the fact that the players only played an inning or two, and the fact that it was disconnected from the Hall of Fame Weekend, we think the resources are better devoted elsewhere," DuPuy said Saturday.

          Knuckleballer Niekro, 69, also on stage Sunday as part of a record 54 Hall of Famers returning for the Induction Ceremony, won 318 games, struck out 3,342 batters and had a 3.35 ERA during a 24-year career. He earned induction into the Hall in 1997.

          Reinsdorf, 72, headed a group that purchased the White Sox in 1981. He's served on MLB's executive council, was formerly chairman of baseball's Ownership Committee, and used to serve on the baseball's Player Relations Committee.

          Reinsdorf, along with general manager Jerry Krause, might best be known for overseeing the breakup of the Bulls following the 1997-98 season, when Michael Jordan led Chicago to its sixth NBA championship in eight years. Chicago hasn't won an NBA title since.

          Reinsdorf's White Sox won the World Series in 2005.

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          • #6
            Board, at close of 2010 BoD meeting

            Excerpt from the press release announcing Veterans Committee reform (2010-07-26)

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            The Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors includes:

            Code:
            Jane Forbes Clark (chairman)         Phil Niekro
            Joe Morgan (vice chairman)           Jerry Reinsdorf
            Kevin S. Moore (treasurer)           Brooks C. Robinson
            Paul Beeston                         Frank Robinson
            William O. DeWitt Jr.                Dr. Harvey W. Schiller
            Robert A. Dupuy                      G. Thomas Seaver
            William L. Gladstone                 Allan H. "Bud" Selig
            David D. Glass                       Edward W. Stack
            Leland S. MacPhail Jr.
            <<

            That is 17 directors including one chair and one vice chair, the same numbers and same two people as three years ago at the top of the thread.

            There were 18 directors two years ago (#5) and 19 in 2003.

            The group shows remarkable stability with merely six departures and four arrivals in seven years. Kuhn, McHale, Russert, Roberts, and Steinbrenner served until death; Harrington is the exception.

            Since the death of Robin Roberts, all five HOF players were active in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Seaver, Niekro, and the Robinsons all participated in the first divisional playoffs, 1969, when they and vice chairman Joe Morgan all were broadly in their prime seasons.
            Last edited by Paul Wendt; 08-01-2010, 09:29 AM.

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            • #7
              Two passages from the 2008-07-29 release (copied in full, #5) provide some explanation how the board operates.

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              Hall spokesman Brad Horn said the primary job of the board is to vote on large-scale institutional initiatives such as the recent revamping of the Veterans Committee. Horn said he wasn't certain if a majority vote was necessary for an initiative to gain approval by the board, which meets twice annually.

              All board positions are elected by board members, Horn added.
              <<

              >>
              The Hall also has a five-member Executive Committee. On March 25, the Executive Committee voted unanimously to accept the resignation of Hall President Dale Petroskey and named Jeff Idelson as its acting president. Idelson had the interim tag removed three weeks later. At the time of Petroskey's dismissal, the Executive Committee was made up of Clark, Morgan, Stack, Beeston and Russert.
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