Michigan Baseball Hall of Fame Coming
The state of Michigan is getting its own Baseball Hall of Fame, and it will be located in Lansing.
Lansing Lugnuts owner, Tom Dickson, announced the new Michigan Baseball Hall of Fame yesterday, which will be part of their $11.5 million dollar renovation of Thomas Cooley Law School Stadium.
Dickson says it will feature a 360-degree walkway beyond the center field wall and plaques, and that the public can make nominations from now through March 13 online at michiganbaseballhall.org.
Dickson said it's a start:
Dickson talks about what you'll see:
Dickson says it's a new idea for Michigan:
Mark Uyl, associate director of the MHSAA and selection committee member, explained the selection process will not be easy.
Clyde Weir, Detroit Tiger scout for 30 years and selection committee member, said it's going to be a fun challenge selecting inductees.
Nominees can include anyone involved in any level of baseball in Michigan, including amateur, little league, high school, college and professional ranks. The nominations will be closed in March, and a distinguished nine-member committee of Michigan Baseball experts will then pick the top ten as the first class of inductees. Ceremonies will be held in Lansing on June 27.