Minnesota's amateur baseball history from its beginning in 1857 to the present day is rich with stories, names, records and dedicated individuals. Minnesota amateur baseball includes many successful programs from little leagues through town teams, that makes Minnesota baseball worth preserving.

  • Who will preserve this great history?
  • Who will keep the records of the players, leagues and games?
  • Will the pictures, uniforms, equipment and other artifacts be kept to inform future generations of this great game?

In response to these questions, St. Cloud Sports, Inc. in 1963 under the leadership of Glenn Carlson with the support of the Minnesota Baseball Association, founded the Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame. It was later incorporated on August 14, 1986 under the non-profit laws of Minnesota.

The Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame Board of Directors accepted the bid of the City of St. Cloud, St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce and the St. Cloud River's Edge Convention Center and Visitors Bureau to establish a Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame Museum. The Museum is located on the second floor of the Civic Center, 10 Fourth Ave. S. in downtown St. Cloud on the banks of the Mississippi River.

The St. Cloud Museum Task Force raised over $200,000. St. Cloud area construction unions donated their services valued at $30,000. Many State Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion Posts, businesses and baseball fans donated money to establish the museum.

On Saturday, September 26, 1992, a ribbon cutting ceremony opened the new museum and over 700 baseball fans attended the ceremonies.

The Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame is now a state wide organization, governed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership during their annual meeting. The Hall of Fame is recognized as a 501-C-3 organization by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Financial contributions to the Hall of Fame are tax deductible.

Since the Hall of Fame was founded in 1963, 300 + men from 156 Minnesota Communities have been inducted into membership in the Hall of Fame. An average of four to six new members are inducted each year.

 
     
 
 

The Hall of Fame Museum is open to the public with free admission. If you are planning to visit the Museum in the evening or on weekends, call the St. Cloud River's Edge Convention Office at (320) 255-7272 to check their open hours.

Click here to view a map of the St. Cloud River's Edge Convention Center location, home of the Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame.