Jeff Idelson

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Jeff Idelson
Jeffrey L. Idelson

(1964-06-22) June 22, 1964 (age 54)
Alma materConnecticut College
TitlePresident of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
PredecessorDale Petroskey

Jeffrey L. "Jeff" Idelson (born June 22, 1964) is the current president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, a position he has held since 2008.

Early Life and Career[edit]

In 1986[1], 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 college. He went on to be an intern in the Boston Red Sox public relations department in 1986, continuing to work in the team's public relations department from 1987-88. During that time, he also produced home games for the Red Sox Radio Network, serving as the flagship station's liaison to the Red Sox's primary charity, the Jimmy Fund. In 1989 he joined the Yankees in the same capacity. In 1994, Idelson also served as assistant Vice President and senior press officer for the 1994 World Cup organizing committee.[2]

Baseball Hall of Fame[edit]

Idelson joined 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[3], 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.

He was named President of the Hall of Fame on April 16, 2008, replacing Dale Petroskey.[4]

Other Work[edit]

Idelson serves on the Advisory Council of the Harlem branch of Reviving Baseball in the Inner City. Board of Directors of the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation, and on the Board of Directors of the Otsego County chapter of the international program, Girls On The Run.


  1. ^ Connecticut College News. "Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson '86 calls steroids an 'ugly part' of baseball". Connecticut College. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  2. ^ "President and Senior Staff". Baseball Hall of Fame. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  3. ^ "Idelson Named Hall President". RochesterFirst. NextStar Broadcasting. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  4. ^ "Jeff Idelson President of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum". Bloomberg News. Bloomberg News. Retrieved July 7, 2018.

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