Baseball Hall of Fame President Tim Mead Resigns | WAMC

Baseball Hall of Fame President Tim Mead Resigns

Apr 16, 2021

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.