The President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown is resigning after less than two years on the job. In a statement Friday, Tim Mead cited family responsibilities in announcing he’ll step down in May.
Mead was named president in 2019 after a 40-year career working for the Los Angeles Angels. He spoke with WAMC just before joining the Hall.
"I think everybody views the hall for exactly what it is: an iconic institution not just for the game of baseball but I think in this country," Mead said. "So, I think people that work there, the predecessors certainly, the community itself are fiercely protective and loyal for the Hall."
Mead, who is 62, is the seventh president in the 82-year history of the organization.