The inaugural class of inductees into the British Baseball Hall of Fame (www.bbhof.org.uk) has been announced, and there are three names on the list.
Kendrick, the stand-out player for the Great Britain team of 1938 (recognized as the first World Champions), has been inducted under the “Baseball players” category.
Sir John Moores
Moores, who was instrumental in building British baseball’s “golden era” in the 1930s, has been inducted under the “Game builders” category.
Norman Wells, Sr
Wells, who has made numerous significant contributions to baseball in the Merseyside region from the end of World War II to the present day, has been inducted under the “Coaches, managers, umpires, and other officials” category.
As new names – from both contemporary and historical eras – are added annually, the list of inductees will grow and grow as the years go by to form a comprehensive record of those individuals with superlative contributions to and performances in the game of baseball in Great Britain.
Nominations for the 2009 class of the Hall of Fame had to receive at least six votes from the eight-person Board of Electors in order to be inducted.
The Board of Electors comprises individuals who have researched the history of British baseball, with an additional member being a representative from the board of the British Baseball Federation. Electors put forward nominations for each class and also vote on whether each candidate should be inducted or not. Nominations are also put forward by regional experts, who have been appointed to assist the British Baseball Hall of Fame with biographical details.
For biographies of the inductees and full information on the British Baseball Hall of Fame, please visit the official website – www.bbhof.org.uk.