Yesterday, the official announcement was made on the BBF website that the British Baseball Hall of Fame is finally off the ground. The idea has been proposed numerous times in the past, but for a variety of reasons it has never come to fruition, until now that is.
Full details of the project can be found on the offical webpage: http://www.projectcobb.org.uk/hof.html. It is anticipated that the inaugural class will be announced in the autumn.
I should disclose at this stage that I have played a part in getting the Hall of Fame up and running through my role in Project Cobb, but I am the newest to baseball of all the Hall’s electors and regional experts. It is only through the presence of a pleasing number of individuals with truly exceptional backgrounds in either following the game in Britain or researching its history that I am confident that this endeavour will do justice to Britain’s amazing baseball history in the way it deserves.
Finally, Josh Chetwynd deserves credit for a wealth of solid ideas underpinning the project, and I must thank Ray Brownlie too for providing the inspiration for the Hall’s logo.