COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown has named its eighth president, following the April resignation of former president, Tim Mead.
Arizona Diamondbacks Senior Vice President of Content and Communications Josh Rawitch, 44, will begin serving as president on Sept. 9, according to Jane Forbes Clark, chairman of the HOF and museum.
We are pleased to announce that Josh Rawitch has been named the next President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Welcome to Cooperstown, Josh! https://t.co/oITJYvXdO8 pic.twitter.com/oWDbhGm4FI
— National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum ⚾ (@baseballhall) June 28, 2021
“On behalf of our Board of Directors, I am delighted to welcome Josh as the Hall of Fame’s next President, and to welcome him and his family to Cooperstown,” said Clark. “Josh brings to the Hall of Fame a wealth of expertise from his many years representing the game as a respected baseball executive. We are very much looking forward to his presidency at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.”
Rawitch has been with the Diamondbacks for 10 years, serving as SVP for the past six. In that role, he worked in media relations, corporate communications, broadcasting, content production, social media and various other operations.
“I am truly honored to join the team at the Hall of Fame, a revered institution that is fundamental to the preservation of the history of our game and its legends. Cooperstown is a special place and every baseball fan who has set foot in the village knows how powerful that experience can be, while those who haven’t visited undoubtedly have it on their bucket list,” said Rawitch. “My family is looking forward to being a part of the community for many years to come.”
Rawitch will take over for former HOF president, Jeff Idelson, who has been serving as interim president since May.