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League Officials

League Officials are also selected into the Hall of Fame because without these administrators, the league could simply not function.

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William Hulbert

Al Spalding called William Hulbert, the founder of the National League, "the man who saved baseball." Had it not been for this Chicago businessman, baseball might not have been worth a shrine and museum. Read about Hulbert's place in the Hall of Fame.


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Al Spalding called William Hulbert, the founder of the National League, "the man who saved baseball." Read about Hulbert's place in the Hall of Fame. See more »