BaseballGB’s Matt Smith joins Board of Electors on the British Baseball Hall of Fame

By Joe Gray:

The British Baseball Hall of Fame’s Board of Electors are delighted to welcome BaseballGB site editor and chief writer Matt Smith into their numbers. Matt will begin his role as an Elector from the 2013 class onwards.

Matt’s BaseballGB website was founded in April 2007, building on a WordPress-hosted blog created in February 2006. Its purpose is to publish on all aspects of baseball from a British perspective. As part of the site’s remit, Matt has written dozens of articles on domestic and international British baseball. In addition, Matt has helped with the chronicling of British baseball history, writing two chapters and contributing historical research assistance on two more for the 2012 Project COBB book Nine Aces and a Joker. Matt is without doubt the most prolific British-based baseball writer of the modern generation.

One Response to BaseballGB’s Matt Smith joins Board of Electors on the British Baseball Hall of Fame

  1. Matt Smith November 18, 2012 at 11:38 am #

    Many thanks to Joe and the rest of the Board for adding me on to the Board of Electors.

    None of us baseball converts needs telling that the default position in Britain is to think of baseball as glorified rounders and that it is just a sport played by, and for, Americans. We all know just how completely wrong that preconception is and it’s up to us, bit-by-bit, to show anyone with an open mind that this great sport is a part of the sporting culture in Great Britain.

    The Hall of Fame is a great vehicle for making people aware that baseball has a rich history in the U.K., as well as providing a lasting place to formally recognise the considerable contributions many people have made to the sport in this country.

    I’m very grateful to join the Board and to help them build on the excellent work that they’ve already achieved since the first class of inductees in 2009.

    Matt

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