Championship Thinking in Sports

Jim Meier

Championship Thinking in Sports – 102912 Baseball Hall of Fame Unveils Be a Superior Example (BASE) program

The mission of the National Baseball Hall of Fame is, “Preserving History, Honoring Excellence and Connecting Generations.”Join me with the Jeff Idelson*, President, National Baseball Hall of Fame, to learn how the Hall has steadily and expansively acted upon its mission through education. This show details the Hall’s latest national education initiative for youth, “Be a Superior Example”, BASE for short. BASE is a social and health-based program emphasizing Fitness, Nutrition, Character and Fair-Play. Through BASE, the Hall’s goal is to have youth make a commitment, their own pledge, to touch all four of these bases. You’ll hear how Hall of Famers have weighed in including Nolan Ryan, Ryne Sandberg, Andre Dawson and Hank Aaron.
*Jeff has spent 25 years in baseball: First with the Boston Red Sox, ’86-’88 in public relations where his duties included production radio broadcasts for all Red Sox home games for the 110 station Red Sox Network. From 1989-1993, Jeff served as director of media relations and publicity for the New York Yankees. He joined the National Baseball Hall of Fame in ’94 as director of public relations and promotions. In June 1999, he was promoted to vice president, communications and education and was named president in ’08. In addition to his work at the Hall of Fame, Jeff serves on the advisory council of Harlem (NY) branch of Reviving Baseball in the Inner City (RBI), on the 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, in addition to other community service endeavors.