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President of National Baseball Hall of Fame announces resignation

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum President Tim Mead will be resigning in mid-May. He made the announcement Friday morning.

Posted: Apr 16, 2021 12:46 PM
Updated: Apr 16, 2021 1:22 PM

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum President Tim Mead will be resigning in mid-May. He made the announcement Friday morning.

In April of 2019, Mead was named president after working for the Los Angeles Angels organization for 40 years.

“I have been extremely blessed as a life-long fan of the game to spend four decades serving the organization I grew up admiring, and then have the distinct honor and privilege of assuming the role of president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum,” Mead said. “The driving force behind my career in baseball has always been love of the game.”

For nearly two years, 62-year-old Mead says its been a struggle to keep up with the duties of leading the Hall of Fame.

“I made the recent leap with every intention of following in the footsteps of my predecessors, in continuing their efforts in maintaining the Hall of Fame as a critical component of the game,” Mead continued. “Try as I might, even with the unwavering support of my family, these last 22 months have been challenging in maintaining my responsibilities to them."

No word yet on who will take over for Mead in May.

Mead was the seventh president of the organization, taking over for Jeff Idelson after he held the position from 2008-2019.

He was born in Athens, Greece, and graduated from Cal Poly in Pomona, California in 1980.

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