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Hall of Fame Election Results to Be Broadcast on MLB Network Print
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Written by Maury Brown   
Monday, 12 January 2009 02:29

Rickey Henderson

Rickey Henderson should be a lock to land
in the Hall of Fame on Monday. MLB Network
will broadcast the selection,the first time the
HOF election results have been conducted
on television.

The official announcement of the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2009 election results, live from MLB Network’s Secaucus-based studios, will air exclusively on MLB Network and online at MLB.com on Monday, with coverage beginning live at 1:30 p.m. ET. The live program on MLB Network marks the first time this announcement will be made on television.

Jeff Idelson, the President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, will appear in studio to reveal the results of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America 2009 Hall of Fame election, as part of a live special beginning at 1:30 p.m. ET, hosted by Victor Rojas and also featuring Barry Larkin, Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci. MLB Network launched on January 1 in approximately 50 million homes as the largest network debut in cable history.

MLB Network’s special coverage of the Hall of Fame announcement includes two live specials in addition to its regular Hot Stove show that airs at 7:00 p.m. ET, including a third live show at 9:00 p.m. ET expected to include interviews with those elected, analysis and a look ahead at the 2010 Hall of Fame ballot, in which Larkin will appear for the first time.

In addition to streaming the results announcement live for the sixth straight year, MLB.com will provide fans with complete coverage of the results, including a collection of print and multimedia retrospectives of the electee(s) career(s), a peek into the ballots of its 13 honorary BBWAA reporters to find out who they voted for and why and on-demand video of the Hall of Fame Class of 2009’s introductory press conference from New York on Tuesday, January 13.

Source: MLB Network

Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey. He is contributor to Baseball Prospectus, and is available as a freelance writer. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

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