Friday, January 04, 2008
A Washington Baseball Hall Of Fame
For some time there has been talk of a Washington Baseball Hall of Fame, commemorating baseball in The Nation's Capital, to be established at New Nationals Park. This endeavor separate from the three statues of Washington Greats and Hanging Baseball Mobile already planned for installation. This new work, driven by Our Washington Nationals, might be assisted by The Baseball Hall Of Fame. Team President Stan Kasten mentioned last year that this venture was a real possibility--but no details have yet to unfold.
Apparently, there are plans being made.
Just the other day, I was in contact with The Baseball Hall of Fame on a business related matter and took the opportunity to ask whether The Hall of Fame was involved in such a project on South Capitol Street. The response was POSITIVE--there has been some talk on the matter--although all the decisions will be made by Washington Management. The Baseball Hall of Fame is always willing to work with any of the Major League Teams asking, to provide assistance in their quest to recognize local baseball history and greats. Still in the preliminary stages of development--this project will not be added to the new ballpark until the 2009 season--at the earliest.
Getting New Nationals Park up and running for Opening Night on March 30th--takes precedent over the Museum Displays. The goal of this quest will be to show Washington D.C's Rich Baseball Past. And when that work is completed--give fans a better understanding of the importance Our Nation's Capital has played in the History of The Great Game.