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|Born||Jeffrey L. Idelson
June 22, 1964
West Newton, Massachusetts
|Alma mater||Connecticut College|
|Title||President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum|
Jeffrey L. "Jeff" Idelson (born June 22, 1964) is the current president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located in Cooperstown, New York. He was named to the position on April 16, 2008, and he replaced Dale Petroskey.
In 1986, he graduated from Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut (Bachelor of Arts in International Economics), Idelson began his professional career as a vendor at Fenway Park in Boston while in junior high, high school, and during college. Idelson went on to be an intern in the public relations department of the Boston Red Sox in 1986, continuing work in the team's public relations department in 1987-88. He also produced home games for the Red Sox Radio Network (110 stations) in 1987 and 1988, serving as the flagship station's liaison to the Red Sox's primary charity, the Jimmy Fund.
Idelson was then hired by the New York Yankees, and was the club's director of media relations and publicity from 1989 until 1993.
In 1994, Idelson served as assistant Vice President and senior press officer for the 1994 World Cup organizing committee, before joining the Baseball Hall of Fame on September 26, 1994, as director of public relations and promotions. He was named as the organization's vice president of communications and education in 1999, a role that includes overseeing the Hall of Fame elections and awards, communications, community and media relations, publications, public programs, promotions, advertising, and artifact acquisition. He also oversaw the museum's college internship program and education department.
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