Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Let's Play Ball!

Minnesota loves baseball.

In 1963 St. Cloud Sports, Inc. established the Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame under the leadership of long-time civic leader Glenn Carlson. By August 14th, 1986 it was incorporated under the non-profit laws of Minnesota and in 1992, a ribbon cutting ceremony opened the new museum with over 700 baseball fans in attendance.

The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to honor those who have dedicated their lives to amateur baseball. It is also used to encourage the development of the sport and serve as a place for historical materials, such as; photos, equipment, trophies, plaques and other educational material.

The Hall of Fame honors town-team baseball, minor league, college, high school, American Legion and VFW teams. Since the Hall of Fame was founded, 265 men from 140 Minnesota communities have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. An average of four to six new members are added each year.

The Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame is located on the second floor of the St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center facing the beautiful Mississippi River. The collection put on display is only the tip of the iceberg. There is an archive room that houses many items that have not been put on display yet.

The Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame is open to the public and admission is FREE! Click here to view the Hall of Fame hours.