COOPERSTOWN, NY – The president of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown is retiring after just two years in office.
The institution announced on Friday that Tim Mead will remain in office until mid-May.
Mead’s agreement was formalized on April 30, 2019, and he took over from Jeff Idelson on June 24, the same year. The predecessor had been in office since 2008.
In a written statement sent by Cooperstown, Tim Mead said he made the leap with a desire to follow in the footsteps of his predecessors to ensure that the institution’s relevance is maintained.
However, he says that the last 22 months have been very difficult when it comes to his family responsibilities.
Chairman Jane Forbes Clark says she welcomes Tim Mead’s resignation. She emphasized that her colleagues would miss her true love of sports history.
Tim Mead, 62, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame after a 40-year career with the Los Angeles Angels.