Frequently Asked Questions
- How can you nominate someone or a team to be inducted?
Fill out the nomination form pages (add link) and submit with a photo to:
7501 W. Harrison St.
Forest Park, IL 60130
Office 708-366-7500 Ext 17.
- How is someone selected for HOF?
Once a nomination form is received it is reviewed by the appropriate committee. The committee will recommend the people to be considered to be voted on. The public votes online or can mail in. Hall of Fame inductees vote separately and their input is considered more valuable than the public. Committees vote as well. Final approval is made by the HOF Board. In most cases, 75% of the vote is needed to earn induction.
- How is a team selected for the HOF?
Nominations are made to the Hall of Fame and the Board selects the teams.
- How can I volunteer to help?
Contact Ron Kubicki or Rachell Entler as to what you would like to do.
- How long are people allowed on the ballot?
If a person is not selected for over 2 years to be inducted they are removed from the list, they can be added again.
- Can you be nominated if still playing?
Yes if you are at least 50 years old and 60 for the Wall of Fame.
- I have memorabilia for the museum, what do I do to offer it?
Advise Rachell Entler as to what you have first to determine if it will be considered. The museum is not big so we do not want items that will not be used. We do love to get jerseys of teams.
- If I buy a brick when will be placed in the park?
All bricks are placed in the ground the third week of July, in time for our inductee day program usually the weekend before the Forest Park Invitational Tournament when the plaques of each inductee are unveiled. A ball game is played afterward by the legends of the game.
- Why was Forest Park selected?
The HOF looked for over a dozen years at a variety of sites. In most cases, the cost was too high. Forest Park director, Larry Piekarz offered this location and a small old building being used for kids painting classes. The park trustees loved the idea and offered the property for $1. The HOF has received tremendous support from FP Mayor Calderone and the community…an easy decision.
- Do you accept sponsors or advertising?
Yes, there are opportunities on the dinner book, website, and newsletter. For details contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- How do I submit something for Facebook?
Send a short story or caption with a photo or meme to email@example.com
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